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New Study Shows Delaying School Reduces ADHD

New Study Shows Delaying School Reduces ADHD

Delaying the date at which children start school by one year has shown significant mental health benefits, a new study has found. The study by Stanford’s Graduate School of... Read On

UAE Introduces New Child Protection Law

UAE Introduces New Child Protection Law

A new UAE wide law to protect children against exploitation, abuse and all forms of negligence was passed last week. The new law affects not only children living in... Read On

Dubai’s Oasis School Set to Close In June 2016

Dubai’s Oasis School Set to Close In June 2016

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com has learned that the inclusive model Oasis School in Al Safa, Dubai is scheduled for closure in its ‘current form’ as it transitions to a Learning Development Centre.... Read On

82% Of Dubai Students ‘At Risk’ Of Dyslexia

82% Of Dubai Students ‘At Risk’ Of Dyslexia

Dubai based tutoring service Lexicon Reading Centre have announced the results of their recent free dyslexia screenings. The campaign which saw 475 students across 15 schools in Dubai screened,... 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

Study Finds 52% Of Teachers Don’t Support Inclusion

Study Finds 52% Of Teachers Don’t Support Inclusion

A recent UAE study has found that more than half of all teachers in Indian and Pakistani schools believe children with special needs should not be placed in mainstream... Read On

UAE Wide School Inspection Shake-Up Announced

UAE Wide School Inspection Shake-Up Announced

Abu Dhabi Education Council’s (ADEC) director general Dr Amal Al Qubaisi has announced the biggest shake up in UAE school inspections to date. Speaking to Education Journal Middle East, Dr... Read On

New Report Highlights Deficit In Australian Inclusion Policy

New Report Highlights Deficit In Australian Inclusion Policy

A recent report from Australia found that while many schools implement inclusion policies for Special Educational Needs (SEN), most currently fall far short in their provision, forcing parents to... Read On

KHDA inspections to Focus on Maths, Science, SEN

KHDA inspections to Focus on Maths, Science, SEN

The KHDA is to place a sharper focus on maths, science and the provision of SEN in its reports going forward, according to the education regulator’s Inspection Handbook for... Read On

New Vocational Training Centre for Autistic Children

New Vocational Training Centre for Autistic Children

This August, Stepping Stones Centre for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, will be offering children with disabilities a new concept in vocational training. From the 3rd August to 28th the centre... Read On

New Centre for Dyslexic Children for Abu Dhabi

New Centre for Dyslexic Children for Abu Dhabi

A new centre to help children with dyslexia is set to open in Abu Dhabi next month. The Ta’leem Training and Skill Development Centre will be based in the... Read On

Dubai School Inspections Focus: ‘Social Skills’, SEN

Dubai School Inspections Focus: ‘Social Skills’, SEN

The development of pupils’ personalities and social skills should be a key objective of schools in Dubai, according to new guidelines issued by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).... Read On

Initiative Launched to Improve Awareness of Autism

Initiative Launched to Improve Awareness of Autism

The Dubai Early Childhood Development Centre (DECDC) has organised a series of campaigns to raise awareness on autism among hospitals and government entities. The DECDC falls within the Community Development... Read On