This case study is a comprehensive exploration of a private center in Dubai that provides an array of services for families and children with unique learning needs. The research examines the Center’s structure, staffing and support services, especially for students with ADD/ADHD. Using a qualitative research methodology, the research questions focused on the services offered at this center to support students with ADD/ADHD (grades 1-6) and how the teachers and professional staff support the needs of this targeted age group. During the data collection stage semi-structured interviews, participatory and non-participatory observations and document analysis were conducted. The study concluded that the role of the teacher is the most important factor of the center’s success. The results and recommendations can be used as guidelines for decision makers to enhance special education services, in Dubai and UAE as a whole.
Zeinab Yehya Al-Agha Kassbah
Zeinab Yehya Al-Agha Kassbah has been teaching in schools since 2009. The teaching experiences have not only helped to improve her knowledge, practices and philosophies but also have encouraged her to pursue a life-long learning career in research. Her PHD degree in Education is in progress.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ADD/ADHD, Support Centre
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General