Ministry of Education Special Education team visited Carriacou

Friday, June 6, 2014 4:24 PM George's, Grenada
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Beausejour, Carriacou, June 6, 2014- Early detection and diagnosis of children with varying forms of disabilities in Carriacou and Petite Martinique is now possible.

A four (4) member team from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, the Resource Centre for the Blind and the School for the Deaf spent one week on the island. They were engaged in the training of teachers and nurses and also conducted an assessment of various primary school students.

Focus was placed on speech detection, hearing loss and blindness.

To ensure that proper diagnosis can be made, an otaacoustic emissions (OAE) equipment sponsored by UNESCO, the equipment used to identify hearing problems was handed over to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester by Special Education Officer Jennelyn St. John-John.

PS Lendore-Sylvester said that she is happy to receive such equipment along with an early screening inventory kit on behalf of the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Area Education Officer Rosalina Patrice-Lendore while making a special plea for the appointment of a Special Education Officer for Carriacou and Petite Martinique said that the visit by the team was timely; as her department is continuously looking at ways to assist children with disabilities.

The team’s visit was a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs.




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