During this year 2017, Project Difference starts an ambitious project that launches the Accompaniment program for the next three courses in 15 schools of Primary Education in Catalonia. The program, funded by the Fundació La Caixa and the Department of Ensenyament of the Generalitat de Catalunya, offers participating schools an integral platform for teacher training with screening systems, multisensory methodologies, classroom strategies and adapted materials to facilitate The educational experience of students who have a learning difference such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or ADHD.

The program has a gradual implementation

This accompaniment project will be developed gradually, starting in 5 schools in 2017, followed by 5 other schools in 2018 and 5 more in 2019. The project approach is preventive and emphasizes the implementation of the international RtI system (Response to Early Intervention). It includes the activation of a battery of methodologies to work on reading, writing and mathematics with the aim of encouraging the learning of all students. This work plan ensures that students with learning differences are well served and that consequently achieve good results within the framework of an inclusive school.

The 5 participating schools in 2017 will be announced during the International Project Difference Days to be held from June 26 to 28 in Sant Cugat (Barcelona). The initial training of the teachers of these centers will be held on 4 and 5 September in Barcelona, Spain.