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DSRF in special visit to Salamieh

Special visit to Salamieh Telecentre and Studies Center for Handicapped Research (SCHR) in Salamieh by Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul, Director of Research in Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) in Canada,

At beginning Dr. Naznin visited Salamieh telecentre and reviewed the activities of healthy children through ICT club ( Computer and English ) in Telecentres project for Syrian Computer Society.

Then she moved to visit Studies Centre for Handicapped Research to view the

The activities and training of children with intellectual disabilities, especially children with Down Syndrome.
The chairman of SCHR organization, Mr. Nabil Eid presented the importance and the role of ICT in provide the best education, capacity building, developing life-Skills for children with down Syndrome.

Also, Mr. Nabil explained programs for Intellectual disabilities which applied in SCHR center and design a learning profile of each child by being aware of the learning styles, work level, reasoning ability, classroom participation, comprehension and progress of a children with disability and develop effective teaching techniques, develop or modify curricula and testing to ensure that children with disabilities obtain the information and skills they need and that they are evaluated accordingly, also provide individualized instruction to be effective, special education teachers should modify their instruction to meet the various learning styles and abilities of children with disabilities.

Dr. Nanzin have toured all departments of the centre and she held talks with some parents of children with Down Syndrome , staff and volunteers in the intellectual disabilities program.

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Who is Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul

Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul is a neuroscientist who is leading the effort to study perceptual-motor and social-emotional development and learning in children and adults with Down syndrome. She uses a combination of behavioral and brain imaging tools to probe the brain and investigate the patterns of brain activation as they relate to perception and learning. Her research is supported by the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

At present she is Director of Research in DSRF , assistant Professor (adjunct)

Dept. of Psychology, Simon Fraser University and associate Member  school of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of British Columbia

Brief about DSRF 

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation was established in 1995 to ensure a brighter future for individuals with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities by increasing their cognitive and social development.

The goals of DSRF provide relevant, reliable and timely information on the latest research and educational programs for people of all ages with Down syndrome.

The Foundation is unique in that bring in a family friendly environment researchers, scientists, clinicians and families. Under one roof, these groups discuss new advances in neuroscience, brain development, education and health.

They work together to create improved methods and instructional techniques for assisting people with Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities and their families.

DSRF, firmly believe that if people with intellectual disabilities are provided with specific and relevant educational instruction they can reach their potential.

This will allow them to contribute to their community thus requiring less dependence on government resources. Without meaningful instruction and interventions.

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