On March 12, the training for the staff of the Inclusive Resource Centers on the use of integrated assessment methods for children with special educational needs has begun. Following five weeks of the training, the participants are due to take an exam to obtain a trainer’s certificate and further provide a cascade training to their colleagues locally, free of charge.
The training program includes training of trainers in modern international psycho-diagnostics methods such as WISC-IV, Leiter-3, Conners-3, PEP-3 and CASD. They help identify the strengths and weaknesses of the child’s development, organize the learning process so that each child is able to maximize their abilities.
This training will provide a possibility to apply a unified approach to a comprehensive assessment of children development across the country. This year, 500 Inclusive Resource Centers (IRC) in all regions of Ukraine have already received sets of literature on assessment methods. In the next year 200 more IRCs will be provided with sets of methodologies. The proposed training is a five-week training, consisting of three stages. After going through the training, students will have to take the final exam, in order to obtain a trainer’s certificate and to be able to provide trainings to IRC professionals, addressing the use of modern diagnostics techniques.
A comprehensive psycho-pedagogical assessment of the children development is of paramount importance, if anyone wishes to determine the optimal educational roadmap for each child with special educational needs.