Diploma in Childhood Development & Psychopathology (DCDP)
The CSLHS commenced a Diploma in Childhood Development and Psychopathology (DCDP) in August 2013. The programme caters towards teachers, remedial and early childhood educationists, and parents who want to enhance their knowledge in this area of early childhood development. DCDP follows a modular curriculum, which emphasises in - depth training, 7 modules covering human development from conception through Adolescence and Childhood Disorders are taught. In addition 16 hours of observations (practical component) is mandatory at CSLHS recommended schools. Assistance is provided for the observation placement at the schools.
This course examines the physical, cognitive and social development with diagnostic and intervention techniques for early childhood disorders.
LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGIES
The following teaching/learning methods/strategies are used to promote better understanding.
- Case studies
- Small Group discussions
- Observation of children in mainstream and special schools shall be a mandatory component of the course.