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jace49
11-24-11, 09:35 AM
Published Date: November 24, 2011
By Nawara Fattahova, Staff Writer

KUWAIT: The first international conference on learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder aims to play a pioneering role in diagnosing and treatinf cognitive disabilities. The Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) and the Kuwaiti Association for Learning Differences (KALD) will jointly host the event and a press conference to announce its launch was held yesterday at the UN House in Mishrif yesterday.

The United Nations is one of the sponsors of the event. "The UNDP in Kuwait is glad to provide with specialized technical consultation for two non-profit organizations that cooperate with organizing the conference. We appreciate the role played by Dr Huda Nuhad Shaaban, a specialist in the field," said Dr Adam Abdulmaula, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program during a press conference.

Kuwait cares for the disabled. "We have set one of our national projects, a project that deals with the challenges posed by early learning disabilities, through which international and local consultations and experiences can be made use of. This great project will serve many organizations like the Kuwait Autism Association, Kuwait Association for Dyslexia, Kuwait Teachers Association and many others. In addition, it also serves some ministries," added Abdulmaula.

Faten Al-Bader, Director of CCET said, "The conference demonstrates the leadership Kuwait possesses in providing better services to students with AD and/or HD disorder who we firmly believe in. We are capable and have the potential to achieve. The weakness lies in the methods used. It is our role to guide teachers, specialists, parents and even students to improve the quality of teaching and create awareness to be part of the community.

Al-Bader added that the conference will include a number of workshops such as Early Detection, Diagnosis and Assessment and Cognitive Therapy for Students with LD/ADHD among many other sessions that will take place. "The human mind can be activated through different methods of teaching to be able to retain and understand the information more effectively and efficiently.

He went on to say, "The long term relationship the center shares with UNDP Kuwait, different non-profit organizations and governmental entities whether at the local, regional, or international levels reflects positively on the organization of the conference as well as the high quality of workshops and lectures that take place during the conference.

Amal Al-Sayer, Director of KALD elaborated further on the event, "The conferences objectives are mainly to (I) clarify the role of all institutions working in the field of learning disabilities and ADHD in terms of the services provided (ii) improve coordination among all educational institutions and between them and other concerned governmental and non-governmental institutions to better serve the students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD (iii) raise awareness among concerned parties (parents, stude
nts, teachers, principals, policy makers) about learning disabilities and/or ADHD; (iv) share experience and expertise in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and or ADHD; (v) and discover the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and / or ADHD.

The conference will feature about 19 internationally renowned experts in the fields of Learning Disabilities (LDs) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) who will shed light on the latest development that are of immediate relevance to professional specialists, teachers, parents,
, students, researchers, and educationists in the public and private sectors.

Article From: http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=ODQ2NjI3ODYxMA==

sarahsweets
11-24-11, 12:06 PM
How come you never give you opinion about these articles you post? Just curious.

jace49
11-24-11, 12:37 PM
Published Date: November 24, 2011
By Nawara Fattahova, Staff Writer

KUWAIT: The first international conference on learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder aims to play a pioneering role in diagnosing and treatinf cognitive disabilities. The Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) and the Kuwaiti Association for Learning Differences (KALD) will jointly host the event and a press conference to announce its launch was held yesterday at the UN House in Mishrif yesterday.

The United Nations is one of the sponsors of the event. "The UNDP in Kuwait is glad to provide with specialized technical consultation for two non-profit organizations that cooperate with organizing the conference. We appreciate the role played by Dr Huda Nuhad Shaaban, a specialist in the field," said Dr Adam Abdulmaula, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program during a press conference.

Kuwait cares for the disabled. "We have set one of our national projects, a project that deals with the challenges posed by early learning disabilities, through which international and local consultations and experiences can be made use of. This great project will serve many organizations like the Kuwait Autism Association, Kuwait Association for Dyslexia, Kuwait Teachers Association and many others. In addition, it also serves some ministries," added Abdulmaula.

Faten Al-Bader, Director of CCET said, "The conference demonstrates the leadership Kuwait possesses in providing better services to students with AD and/or HD disorder who we firmly believe in. We are capable and have the potential to achieve. The weakness lies in the methods used. It is our role to guide teachers, specialists, parents and even students to improve the quality of teaching and create awareness to be part of the community.

Al-Bader added that the conference will include a number of workshops such as Early Detection, Diagnosis and Assessment and Cognitive Therapy for Students with LD/ADHD among many other sessions that will take place. "The human mind can be activated through different methods of teaching to be able to retain and understand the information more effectively and efficiently.

He went on to say, "The long term relationship the center shares with UNDP Kuwait, different non-profit organizations and governmental entities whether at the local, regional, or international levels reflects positively on the organization of the conference as well as the high quality of workshops and lectures that take place during the conference.

Amal Al-Sayer, Director of KALD elaborated further on the event, "The conferences objectives are mainly to (I) clarify the role of all institutions working in the field of learning disabilities and ADHD in terms of the services provided (ii) improve coordination among all educational institutions and between them and other concerned governmental and non-governmental institutions to better serve the students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD (iii) raise awareness among concerned parties (parents, stude
nts, teachers, principals, policy makers) about learning disabilities and/or ADHD; (iv) share experience and expertise in the areas of diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and or ADHD; (v) and discover the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and / or ADHD.

The conference will feature about 19 internationally renowned experts in the fields of Learning Disabilities (LDs) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) who will shed light on the latest development that are of immediate relevance to professional specialists, teachers, parents,
, students, researchers, and educationists in the public and private sectors.

Article From: http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=ODQ2NjI3ODYxMA==




I just find info to post for discussion, I struggle with Ataxia , depression and some undiagnosed ADHD thrown in, I know we have no cure we must adapt