Teachers in Carriacou and Petite Martinique participate in Deaf Awareness Workshop

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 4:19 PM - George's, Grenada
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-Beausejour, Carriacou, June 3rd, 2014- Educators in the tri-island state are looking at different ways to ensure that no student irrespective of any disability is left behind.

Special focus is now being placed on students with hearing problems.

A team from the Special Education Needs Desk, Ministry of Education is presently in Carriacou; conducting an assessment of students at the six (6) primary schools and also training teachers in the operations of the otaacoustic emissions (OAE) equipment, the equipment used to identify hearing problems.

Principal of the School of the Deaf Michelle Brathwaite said that they are trying to eliminate the problem of late detection of hearing loss which hampers the learning process.

She noted that without the presence of a special education school on the island, Carriacou offers the ideal situation for all inclusive education which can lead to best practices.

Peace Corp Response Volunteer Tom Jacobs is also assisting with the assessment. He said that they have completed over 17 primary schools on the mainland and are hoping upon completion that they can develop solutions that will better assist students in their educational development.

June is recognized as “Deaf Awareness Month”.




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