Lexicon Reading Center Conducts Workshop on Individualized Educational Programs’ Goals and Motivation
Initiative supports KHDA’s Inclusive Education Policy Framework
Interactive session educates teachers, parents on importance of motivation, inclusive learning environment for students with learning differences
Dubai-UAE: 25 January, 2018 – In response to the Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework, introduced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Lexicon Reading Center hosted a workshop on Individualized Educational Programs’ (IEPs) Goals and Motivation with US-based behavioral analysts Mari Ueda-Tao and Sarah Jocson.
Held on January 22 at Cassells Al Barsha Hotel, the interactive session highlighted the significance of motivating and setting goals for students within the autism spectrum. Organized in collaboration with Applied Behavior Consultants (ABC), a globally renowned institute dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and learning disorders, the workshop drew the participation of 200 teachers and parents from across the UAE.
Attendees discussed the importance of individualized educational programs (IEPs) and shaping the least restrictive environment (LRE) for children with learning differences. Furthermore, they learnt how to assess stimuli that can trigger challenging behavior and examined ways of handling the situation through effective goal implementation.
Dr Rudolf Stockling, Clinical Director and Head of the Assessment Unit at Lexicon Reading Center, said: “Through leveraging KHDA’s Inclusive Education Policy Framework, the workshop aimed to educate teachers and parents on the positive effect of motivation on children with autism. The session explored innovative and viable strategies for creating a conducive learning environment, in addition to examining the correlation between motivation and results.”
Mari Ueda-Tao is Chief Clinical Officer at ABC with centers in Bahrain, Singapore and Europe, and a national-level member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Sarah Jocson is Senior Behavior Analyst at ABC with over 15 years of experience in consulting children and adults with pervasive developmental disorders.
With the workshop on motivation, Lexicon Reading Center is reinforcing its commitment to implementing the inclusion framework introduced by KHDA across schools in the country. In October 2017, Lexicon Reading Center concluded a four-week training program on behavior management for 120 shadow teachers and teaching assistants from eight schools in Dubai.
About Lexicon Reading Center
Launched in 2010, Lexicon Reading Center provides integrated assessment and intervention services for students with learning difficulties. The first establishment of its kind in the UAE, the center seeks to bridge the gap between conventional teaching methods and the unique learning style of each child. The personalized attention allows kids with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, language impairments and attention deficit disorder to achieve their true academic potential.
Lexicon Reading Center makes children feel welcomed and understood, encouraging them to optimally utilize their talents and abilities with less inhibition and more enjoyment, while remediating their foundational skill deficiencies. The center also imparts the latest proven methods of child education and assessment to parents, teachers and society.
The Lexicon Reading Center team consists of highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in assessment and research-based remedial methodologies.
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