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One Woman’s Battle: Jo Nolan

One Woman’s Battle: Jo Nolan

As parents we all know how tough it is finding the perfect school, one that suits both parent and child, yet for those with children diagnosed with learning difficulties... Read On

Research Points To Autism Breakthrough

Research Points To Autism Breakthrough

Neuroscientists at Harvard and MIT have discovered a link between the neurotransmitter GABA and autism. According to the Huffington Post, experts now believe the research may pave the way... Read On

 Kathy Hoopmann Launches New Asperger’s Manual

 Kathy Hoopmann Launches New Asperger’s Manual

Whichachooladvisor.com met long-time Dubai resident and Asperger’s Syndrome author- Kathy Hoopmann to discuss the motivation behind her new book “The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom.”... Read On

Alternative Education, Home Schooling in the UAE

Alternative Education, Home Schooling in the UAE

For most parents, the school options here in the UAE are nothing short of bamboozling. With a slew of price-brackets, curricula, locations, languages and facilities all jostling to attract... Read On

SEN Therapy – How Animals Make A Difference

SEN Therapy – How Animals Make A Difference

Any child who has ever had a pet can testify to the benefits of caring for something, the comfort, joy and unconditional love that being with an animal brings.... Read On

Recommended UAE Special Needs (SEN) Resources

Recommended UAE Special Needs (SEN) Resources

Specific Special Educational Needs Support Groups ADD/ADHD The ADHD and ADD support Group welcomes all parents and carers of children with ADD/ADHD. The group meets regularly at Dubai British... Read On

Discovering Learning Difficulties: What To Do Next

Discovering Learning Difficulties: What To Do Next

How do you handle the case of your child not performing as well as they should? How should the school? Is there the possibility your child has real learning... Read On

Special Needs: Occupational Therapy Q&A

Special Needs: Occupational Therapy Q&A

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com spoke to Michelle Choytooa, Paediatric Occupational Therapist at The Developing Child Centre, to learn how Occupational Therapy can dramatically alter the lives of children with SEN. Tell us about... Read On

Special Needs: Applied Behaviour Analysis Q&A

Special Needs: Applied Behaviour Analysis Q&A

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com spoke to Jason Garner, Clinical Director at the Child Early Intervention Medical Center, to find out his views on SEN in Dubai and exactly what parents should expect... Read On

Special Educational Needs: Speech Therapy Q&A

Special Educational Needs: Speech Therapy Q&A

To understand the work of a speech and language therapist we spoke to Aalia Thobani Speech-Language Pathologist and Specialist in Learning Disabilities at The Infinity Clinic, Dubai. What does... Read On

Special Needs: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

Special Needs: Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLd) is an umbrella term for a series of difficulties which include: dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and others. Although SpLds never go away, with the right intervention... Read On

Special Needs: Downs Syndrome in the UAE

Special Needs: Downs Syndrome in the UAE

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com met with Rebecca Corley, founder of the not-for-profit group, All 4 Downs Syndrome, to discuss her decade long experience supporting families living with Downs. The majority of parents... Read On

UAE, Dubai Special Needs: What is ADHD?

UAE, Dubai Special Needs: What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental childhood disorders. While there are the symptoms we all know well like: inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, there... Read On

Dubai Special Needs Mainstream School Inclusion

Dubai Special Needs Mainstream School Inclusion

‘Educational inclusion is about creating a secure, accepting, collaborating and stimulating school in which everyone is valued, as the foundation for the highest achievement for all pupils.’  Index for Inclusion... Read On

UAE, Dubai SEN: A Q&A with Diagnosis Specialists

UAE, Dubai SEN: A Q&A with Diagnosis Specialists

‘Which School Advisor’ gathered some of Dubai’s top special educational needs (SEN) specialists, to answer our questions on the diagnosis and assessment process. We put; Dr Ruba Tabari, Educational... Read On

Special Educational Needs: What Are They, and How To Spot Them

Special Educational Needs: What Are They, and How To Spot Them

A child with learning difficulties has special education needs (SEN) if they find learning more difficult than other children the same age. In the UAE it’s estimated that between... Read On

Special Educational Needs in Dubai, Start Here

Special Educational Needs in Dubai, Start Here

Welcome to the WhichSchoolAdvisor.com’s ‘Definitive Guide’ to special educational needs (SEN) in Dubai, and more generally the UAE. A child is considered to have special education needs if they... Read On

Dubai Special Needs: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Dubai Special Needs: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

What you should know about Autism care in Dubai: • Assessment/diagnosis services vary wildly in price and quality, get informed before you begin the process • Medical care and... Read On

Dubai Special Needs Diagnosis and Assessment

Dubai Special Needs Diagnosis and Assessment

Everyone wants the best possible educational outcome for their child. However, what do parents do if discover their child is floundering rather than flourishing? What if they notice the... Read On

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