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Early aid for slow learners

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Nadisha Hunter, Staff Reporter

A NEW policy is being introduced to ensure that students with learning disabilities receive early intervention.

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites made the disclosure yesterday while speaking at the Eyelite Optical Child Month Health Fair at Half-Way Tree Primary School, where scores of parents and students benefited from free check-ups.

"This policy of cooperation and partnership will make sure that tests are carried out on the eyes of every student in every school, that their health is in reasonable order and that we look at their emotional and social states and to make sure that they are going to be able to learn well in the schools," said the minister.

Thwaites encouraged the parents to play their part in helping the children by performing their roles as good parents.