Who we help

A significant number of students (about 10%) suffer from Specific Learning Disabilities.

Dysphasia and Verbal Language Disorders

Dysphasia is a severe language difficulties.

Dyscalculia

difficulties in making arithmetical calculations  

Dysorthographia

difficulties in recognition, understanding and reproduction of written symbols. 

Dyspraxia

difficulty in activities requiring coordination and movement.

Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder

Memory deficits

difficulties in retaining and remembering information.

Dyslexia

Difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. 

Mission

CLES provides individualized professional assistance to children between the ages of 3- 12 years old, facing learning difficulties at school.

THE ROAD TO PEACE IS THROUGH THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

CLES President
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I am really convinced that the road to peace goes through the education of children and the opportunity to give every child the right to achieve his full potential. It is by accepting our own difficulties and those of others, by giving everyone the chance to deal the best way they can, with these difficulties, thanks to sustainable education, that we give our children the tools they need to help them navigate through life with clarity… The power doesn’t lie in the flawlessness or in the absence of difficulties, but in a clear and generous gaze focused on ourselves and the others.

Board of Directors

Anne Marie Hajji Touma

Joumana Bassil Chelala

Samia Sinno

Amal Nader

Carole Hayek

Raymond Debbane

Scientific Committee

Sylvie VanLint

psychologist - Doctor of Psychology and Education

Claire Campolini

Speech Therapist - Honorary Director of ``Institut Marie Haps``

Michele Moyson

Psychomotor Therapist

Xavier Otte

Coordinator

Balkis El Assaad Sadek

Psychologist
Management Team

Juliana Traboulsi Eid

General Director of CLES centers

Houda Helou

Executive Assistant to the President

Khaled Tueni

Financial Officer
Centers

Centre Marianne Klees
“Sodeco 1” Street, 3rd Floor – Sodeco
Tel: +961 (1) 611 281
Fax: +961 (1) 397 413
Email: cles.beirut@cles.org

“Damm W Farz” Street,
Obeid Building, 1st floor
Tel/fax +961 (6) 423 430
cles.tripoli@cles.org

Debbane Building
Wastani – “Maksar Al Abed” Street
Tel: +961 (7) 752 273
Fax: +961 (7) 752 273
Email: cles.saida@cles.org

“Al Bustan” Street
Tabet building
Tel: +961 (9) 220 118
Email: citta.zouk@cles.org

Kfar jawz – Nabatieh
Tel + 961 (7) 530 649
Email: citta.nabatieh@cles.org

Chedid Center, 2nd floor
Blvd. Zahle. Facing Libanpost
Tel: +961 (8) 802 940
Fax: +961 (8) 802 940
Email: citta.zahle@cles.org

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CLES Figures from 1999 till 2015
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Awareness

Theatre

“Shou Bene Mama?”(What’s Wrong with me Mother?) is an awareness play including sketches on four specific learning disabilities.

Publications

CLES has translated to Arabic, two Language academic publications about specific learning difficulties and they are: “This Child doesn’t Learn to Read Like Other Children… Though he is Intelligent) by Marianne Klees & Arlette Bourgeuil, and a comic book “Dyslexia, where is the difference?” by Marianne Klees & Helene Grammaticos.

Production of Television Messages about 4 Specific Learning Difficulties

Trainings

Starting in 2002, CLES has been organizing free annual training sessions for hundreds of teachers from public and private schools. These training sessions cover different themes related to specific learning difficulties and are given by a Belgian-Lebanese multidisciplinary team specialized in the study of specific learning disabilities. The main goal of the training sessions is to enable teachers to detect specific learning disabilities among students and direct them to institutions that can provide adequate assistance.

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LEARNING SUPPORT CLASSES
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