It makes me very proud to have initiated and led the Competent Learner Model Implementation project in Future Centre since June 2008! I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank a very hard working and dedicated team of teachers, therapists and administrators who have made this possible! Ms Vicci Tucci the author of CLM has provided us constant support and guidance through the years.
The implementation of the Competent Learner Model in Future Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi received Re Accreditation for its standards of services for the next three years. The certificate was received at a reception in Abu Dhabi, by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al Nahyan from the U S Ambassador, His Excellency Michael H Corbin on behalf of Tucci Learning Solutions.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development and Honorary President of Future Centre for Special Needs, has stressed the state’s interest in providing decent living for all categories of Special Needs. He noted that such a care is deep-rooted in the wise and balanced policies outlined by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose legacy is followed up by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
For his part, the US envoy said the high caliber accreditation is issued to the institutions that meet required procedures.
Future Centre has successfully implemented CLM in its Autism Unit for last five years. It now serves 21 learners under the model and has 7 instructors of which three are also certified coaches. The staff training is ongoing and more teachers will be certified soon. Future Centre plans to open one more class under the model in the near future.
With ABA based CLM training the teachers are equipped to formulate appropriate lessons, structure the learning environments, deliver and monitor the effects of the curriculum to develop the learner’s skills required to be a Competent Learner.
It was the foresight of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and leadership of Dr. Mowafaq Mustafa, Director of Future Centre; that has made it possible for this project to remain successful for this renewal.