LAHORE (PR): The school dropouts may take a deep breath of comfort and relief, as the Foundation for Rehabilitation & Education of Slow Children (FRESH) has opened first of its kind Reading Clinic for persons with reading and writing disabilities in Pakistan.
Pakistan is one of the countries with highest school dropout rate, especially at the primary level and that is 51pc. Chairperson FRESH Ashba Kamran said the Reading Clinic will hold afternoon classes for persons, especially children, with learning disabilities. She said the concept of afternoon classes is common in the Western world where children with learning disabilities are taught with student-centred, and not teacher-focused, approach.
She further said the Reading Clinic, under the aegis of FRESH, will act like a remedial programme for children with learning disabilities, being dropped out of mainstream public and private sector education fast.
Ashba said FRESH has hired subject specialists for Reading Clinic. She herself is a certified tutor for Audioblox; a teaching method helps to enhance learning capacity and concentration among persons with learning disabilities.