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Varsity levels playing field for differently-abled
By a staff reporter April 08, 2013
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AL AIN: The Department of Special Education at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) has established a new Assessment and Remedial Unit (ARU) for students as well as others with disabilities.

The unit will assist all UAEU students with disabilities and will enable them to have access to educational opportunities equal to their fellow students.

Students, as well as individuals from the local community, who are identified as potentially having a disability or are referred to the unit for screening, will be encouraged to set up a consultation appointment with faculty members at the Special Education Department.   

The faculty members from the Special Education Department have a wide range of expertise and can provide services for people with special needs including learning disabilities, sensory impairments, emotional disorders, mentally challenged, speech and language disorders and autism.

The services to be provided by the new unit include counselling for students with disabilities and the local community, assessment and remedial services and student training.

Associate Professor Yaser S Natour, co-ordinator of the unit said, “This unit will increase the social and educational opportunities and quality of life for special needs children and their families by improving the community systems that help to support them. Our staff has experience with services related to special education including reading, writing and maths difficulties, along with cognitive, behavioural and motor domains in terms of their strengths and weaknesses and can design and conduct appropriate educational remedial programmes.”

Professor Mohammed Yousif Baniyas, provost and chief academic officer at UAEU, stated, “This opening is a reflection of our commitment to providing the necessary services and research to enhance the lives and educational opportunities of both our students and the local community.” 
 

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