A seminar, based on the concept of inclusive education, was held at the Aquinoe Learning Centre on Saturday 18th October 2014.
The main objective was, “To equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to support learners with special needs in an inclusive setting”.
The main topics were:
- Who are children with special needs?
- What is inclusive education?
- What are the practices of inclusive education?
- Teaching a child with special needs in an inclusive class.
- What is Occupational Therapy and how does it benefit children with disabilities?
- The importance of daily living skills to children with disabilities.
The lecturers were:
- Dr Michael Odeny from Maseno University, department of Special Needs Education – Inclusive education;
- Josphat Shaduma from Maseno University, department of Special Needs Education – Who are children with special needs?
- Lucas Wanyonyi – Kitale District Hospital – Occupational Therapy;
- Antony Kandie – Assessment Services, Ministry of Education ADL
Twenty two people attended, made up of eighteen teachers from the Aquinoe Learning Centre, two parents, one education officer and a teach from a neighbouring school.
It is hoped that more seminars will be organised, the first one in December.