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Language, Reading & Writing Disabilities in Arabic, January 2016


The Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities and the Department of Learning Disabilities of the Education Faculty of the University of Haifa held a seminar in January 2016 discussing the link between theoretical knowledge and educational-clinical practice in the field.  
Over 280 people attended the seminar; among them, representatives of the Ministry of Education, college presidents and many professionals in the field. The Arabic language assessment program, Loraat al Koraat was presented at the seminar. This assessment battery is for students in Grades 1-5 that exhibit language performance, reading and writing difficulties. The battery has been tested and proven reliable and is the first of its kind in the world to assess language, reading and writing difficulties in the Arabic language. Professor Michal Shany, who chaired the seminar said: “This is an historic day, when we unveil a standardized assessment tool with norms that makes possible individualized and detailed assessments of learning disabilities in the Arabic language, a Semitic language with a written alphabet.”
The testing battery was developed by Dr. Ibrahim Asaadi, under the direction of Prof. Michal Shany, Prof. Raphiq Ibrahim, Prof. Asaid Khateb and under the methodological supervision of Dr. Anat Ben Simone, Director of the National Center for Testing and Evaluation.

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Pictures from the event