Departments of Clinical Psychology Held a Workshop on "Children with Special Needs: Categories and Causes"

FSCH-KOUThe Department of Clinical Psychology at Koya University was pleased to offer an enriched and flexible learning experience through an online workshop which contributed to an integration as a part of Continuous Improvement Programme which was commenced from the 17th of July 2021 for 3 days consecutively. In this workshop, Prof. Dr. Jabar Ahmed Abdul-Rahman threw light upon ‘Children with special needs: (categories and causes)’. ‘Special needs’ is a used term for a wide range of diagnoses, from those that resolve swiftly to those with sever condition which can be a challenge for life. Those children may have medical conditions, developmental delays, psychiatric conditions, and/or congenital conditions. These special needs require accommodations so children can reach their potential. 

About the workshop:
The Instructors:  Prof. Dr. Jabar Ahmed Abdul-Rahman
Faculty: Science and Health
Departments:  Clinical Psychology
Number of participants: 72 Academic staff
Number of days: 3 days (9hrs.).

Program of the workshop:
1st day:  Introduction to Autism – Online – (17th/07/2021) -08:30 to 11:30
2nd day: Learning Difficulties – Online  – (18th/07/2021) -08:30 to 11:30

3rd day: Speech and language disabilities– Online  – (19th/07/2021) -08:30 to 11:30



Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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