Mada, the Qatar Assistive Technology Center, assists people with learning, visual, hearing, and physical disabilities, including dyslexia, on how to use Information and Communication Technology without barriers. The Mada Center, located at Al Nasr Tower B, 7th Floor, Al Corniche Road, has the following courses now available.

SEPTEMBER

24th/ 25th September 12:00-14:00 – Learning Clicker 5
This two day course for teachers, therapists and parents will introduce you to the use of Clicker 5 software including both basics and advanced options. The course is ideal to support you to both use and create grids for individuals and groups.

26th September 12:00-14:00 – Software for emerging literacy and language skills
This course for teachers, therapists, parents and persons with a disability explores a range of options to support early literacy. These include software for comprehension, pre-literacy skills and solutions that promote language development.

OCTOBER

1st October 12:00-14:00 – Introduction to autism and the role of technology
This course targets anyone with an interest in supporting people with autism, to explore some of the ways technology can be used to help. It includes an introduction to ‘What is autism?’ as well as common treatment approaches, and some of the technologies that are available to help people with autism communicate and interact with the world around them.

10th October 12:00-14:00 – iPad Apps for autism
This course is for professionals and parents, and anyone with an interest in how new technology is changing the lives of people with autism, and will introduce a range of apps for the iPad. These include apps for communication, early language development and learning support.

15th & 17th October 12:00-14:00 – Clicker 5
This two day course for teachers, therapists and parents will introduce you to the use of Clicker 5 software including both basics and advanced options. The course is ideal to support you to both use and create grids for individuals and groups

24th October 12:00-14:00 – Using Technology in Therapy and Education
The final course in October targets those with an interest in the use of technology for people at a very early stage of development with complex and multiple needs. The course will include technology for cause and effect, solutions supporting early choice making activities and software for early language development.

For more information, contact 4459 4050 or email [email protected]