The Center for Child Evaluation and Teaching (CCET) received on Wednesday a group of 50 directors of governmental schools that enroll students suffering from learning difficulties, They will look at services offered by CCET evening programs to get briefed on educational difficulties, as part of the educational integration program CCET, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of education.The visiting school directors attended an introductory lecture on educational difficulties, and dangers facing students suffering from "Dyslexia" - difficulty of reading, "Dysgraphia"- difficulty of writing and "Dyscalculia"- learning difficulty in mathematics, CCET Assistant Executive Director Abeer Al-Sharhan said in remarks to KUNA.The center was established in 1984 in response to the needs of a group of Kuwaiti mothers who realized that their children were having difficulty with school work. As they were unable to find advice locally, they traveled to the U.K. and, subsequently, to the U.S.A. where their children were assessed and intervention programs were recommended. On returning to Kuwait, they decided to set up a center so that children could be assessed and receive remedial teaching without having to leave the country.
The Morning Educational Program (MEP) is CCET's primary learning difficulties (LDs) intervention program, launched in 1994. It is open to Kuwaiti students from government schools that have had apsychological/educational assessment from CCET indicating that they have a learning disability.The Evening Educational Program (EEP) provides specialized education to students with learning difficulties (LDs) who are not eligible for any other specialized programs during the morning school hours. It also provides behavioral therapy and speech therapy services for individuals with LDs.