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Summary: Training for teachers on how to assist children with learning disabilities began Thursday in Beirut, as part of a conference organized by the DYS learning organization.

BEIRUT: Training for teachers on how to assist children with learning disabilities began Thursday in Beirut, as part of a conference organized by the DYS learning organization.

DYS ran workshops on accelerated learning, dyslexia in children and supporting learning disabled children in the classroom. More workshops are scheduled next week, as part of an initiative to change education to be more supportive of learning disabled students.

The Makdissi Foundation is one of the funders of DYS' recent push for change in education.

The Education Ministry has designated Monday as a national day for students with learning difficulties and the government is working with several groups to offer more services for these students. Experts estimate that between 7 to 9 percent of children in the country have learning disabilities.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
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Date:Apr 19, 2013
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