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Friday, 26 December 2014

University devotes December to special needs - Jeddah

Dar Al-Hekma University organized several activities and programs during December to improve the quality of services provided in the field of special education.

University devotes December to special needs

The events took place in the university campus, Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing (JISH) and the Disabled Children Association.

This program started at the beginning of the month with a celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities and ended with a training session on challenging skills.

Dr. Amal Al-Yamani, chair of the Special Education Department at Dar Al-Hekma, said: “Dar Al-Hekma University is one of the leading universities in giving back to the community, which is the result of the belief that education should serve the community as a whole.

“To fulfill this need to serve, the Special Education Department started several programs, one of which is ‘Our Contribution Transcended’, a training project directed to advance and improve services in the special education field to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the professional.”

The “Our Contribution Transcended” initiative aimed to provide training programs to improve the quality of services provided in the field of special education and focused this year on learning disabilities.

Research indicates that up to 10 percent of people in the Kingdom suffer from learning disabilities.

However, individuals with learning disabilities usually have an average to above average intellectual abilities.

Source: Saudi Gazette, 22nd Dec 2014

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