Conference Agenda
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Welcome Coffee

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Welcome Address: Opening Remarks
09:15 AM - 09:30 AM Ministry of Education -UAE
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Learning Disabilities & Inclusion: The Way Forward

• Inclusion as a Universal concern
• Importance of including individuals with specific learning difficulties in the learning and planning process
• Enabling and empowering educators on how to deal with the challenges associated with learning difficulties
• Providing help and support in an inclusive setting for learners with specific learning disabilities while catering for the rest of typically achieving students
• How to differentiate instructions to provide inclusive classrooms

Dr. Gad Elbeheri

Managing Director – Global Educational Consultants

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break:  Networking

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Adult Learning Disabilities & Inclusion in the UK: Dyslexia Assurance Foundation Model.

• 20 years of developing quality assurance methodology for advocating for Dyslexia in Adulthood, the Dyslexia Foundation model
• Creating an inclusive approach to engage adults with specific learning difficulties in the design of advocacy
• Empowering the dyslexia community to innovate and embrace the adult specific learning disability journey from Education to Employment
• Creating a future proof frame work for inclusion


Steven O Brien

CEO Dyslexia Foundation, Liverpool, United Kingdom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Understanding how the brain learns to enable better teaching
 

• Patterns in Learning using an integrated approach
• How patterns affect understanding and retention
• VFC - a successful home grown theory
• Grammatical patterns for instant and successful language skills
• Science and social study patterns and clustering of math patterns
• Integration for holistic and easy learning

Dr. Usha Pandit

CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre. India

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM WORKSHOP  DAY  1

Inclusion and the Role of ICT

This workshop is intended to address the important issue of ICT and their important role and various applications in assisting teachers, parents, educators and educational institutions towards including individuals with learning difficulties. The workshop offers a number of various pointers and resources for teachers, educators and parents

Dr. Gad Elbeheri

Managing Director – Global Educational Consultants


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Registration, Welcome Coffee
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Supporting Specific Learning Disabilities at University in the UK

• 50 years of the Disability Student allowance, funding specific learning disabilities support across the United Kingdom in Higher Education
• Supporting the spectrum of specific learning disabilities in Higher Education. Creating an inclusive learning experience for the student and for faculty members
• Does technology empower the student to reach their full potential in education. Each student different journey
• How to embrace the transition from education to employment

Steven O Brien

CEO Dyslexia Foundation, Liverpool, United Kingdom

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break:  Networking
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Twice Exceptional Child. (Gifted and Learning Disabled)
 

• Who is the twice exceptional child?
• Nurturing strengths and supporting weaknesses
• Academics strategies and learning patterns for the twice labelled
• Low esteem indicators
• Social and emotional needs of twice exceptional children.
• Classroom strategies for success
• Power of positivity

Dr. Usha Pandit

CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre. India

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Motivation for Learning: Practical tips for educators 
 
• What is Motivation
• Types of Motivation
• Motivation & Gender; IQ and Achievement
• Practical tips to increase students’ motivation for learning

Dr. Gad Elbeheri

Managing Director – Global Educational Consultants

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

WORKSHOP DAY  2

Children at risk and the Magic of Thinking and Enquiry

Two case studies by Mindsprings

• Enrichment for our timeless children with cancer at the Tata Memorial Hospital
• Jump starting momentum in learning for the disadvantaged boys at the Hirji hostel using pattern learning
• Learnings and reflections  from successful case studies
• Practical classroom strategies for classrooms to use with LD and slow learners

 

Dr. Usha Pandit

CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre. India

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Conclusion:  Distribution of Certificates

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