Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

International Conference: "Modern Aspects of Special Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities"

Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

International Conference: "Modern Aspects of Special Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities"

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The Fourth International Conference with the main topic "Modern Aspects of Special Education and Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities" was held from 17th to 19th October, in the hotel "Metropol" in Ohrid. The conference was organized by the Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, which celebrated its anniversary "20 Years Studies of Special Education and Rehabilitation". The conference was attended by 135 participants, including notable names in the field of special education and rehabilitation, prominent researchers, practitioners, special educators and professional associates from the country and abroad, as well as a significant number of students and postgraduates.

The conference was opened on 17th October by the Head of the Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation, prof. Zora Jachova PhD, and the President of the Organizational board, doc. Zoran Kitkanj Phd. The Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, prof. Goran Ajdisnki Phd and a representative from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia, Head of the Department of Higher Education, Mr. Borche Aleksov welcomed the attendees. After the opening speeches, the orchestra from the State school for rehabilitation of children and youth with visual impairment "Dimitar Vlahov" had a performance. After that there were plenary lectures. The plenary lectures were held by the following lecturers:

* Prof. Ljupcho Ajdinski PhD, talked about "The development and state of the system for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Macedonia";

* Doc. Zoran Kitkanj PhD talked about "Juvenile delinquency problem in modern society - state, response and challenges";

* Luk Zelderloo, general secretary of EASPD, through an internet live stream, presented the EASPD perspective on "Inclusive Learning: Challenges and Possibilities";

* Dr. Davis Preece talked about "The effect of implementing training for positive behavioral support for parents of children with autism and related behaviors problems" and

* Prof. Risto Petrov PhD presented "The treatment of people with intellectual disability and health consequences for employers". …

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