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October 30, 2019 / downloadableResources

USING LEARNERS AS A Resource for Learning Support

INTRODUCTION The risk when teaching with an abundance of learning support materials is that the teacher may miss the opportunities...
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October 30, 2019 / downloadableResources

UNDERSTANDING SIAS – The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support Policy

In 2014, the Department of Basic Education issued a policy document – The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support Policy (SIAS)...
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October 25, 2019 / downloadableResources

What is Inclusive Education?

Inclusive Education recognises the right of ALL children to feel welcomed into a supportive educational environment in their own community....
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October 24, 2019 / downloadableResources

Setting Up Professional Learning Communities

WHAT IS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)? CPD is about building on existing knowledge, beyond any initial training, and enriching that...
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October 23, 2019 / downloadableResources

Including Learners With Hearing Impairments in a mainstream setting

According to the Centre for Deaf Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, deafness is one of the single largest prevailing...
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October 22, 2019 / downloadableResources

INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

Autism is known as a “spectrum” disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people...
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October 21, 2019 / downloadableResources

INCLUDING LEARNERS WITH EPILEPSY IN A MAINSTREAM SETTING

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain causing unprovoked seizures. When there is a...
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October 18, 2019 / downloadableResources

WHAT IS DIFFERENTIATED TEACHING?

An inflexible curriculum does not respond to the wide variety of learner needs. Inclusive Education refers to the capacity of...
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October 17, 2019 / downloadableResources

INCLUDING A LEARNER WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

Around the world there is a far greater emphasis on investigating the symptoms of ADHD and finding out why the...
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October 15, 2018 / downloadableResources

FASD AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING

Today is National Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day.   According to World Health Organisation (WHO), foetal alcohol syndrome is the biggest cause of mental...
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June 13, 2018 / downloadableResources

Including a child with Visual Impairment in a mainstream setting

South Africa’s Inclusive Education Policy is built on the belief that all children can learn and benefit from learning together...
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June 13, 2018 / downloadableResources

Including a Child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in a mainstream setting

South Africa's Inclusive Education Policy is built on the belief that all children can learn and benefit from learning together...
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March 22, 2018 / downloadableResources

IESA Factsheet: The Inclusion of Learners with Down Syndrome in Ordinary Schools

Children with Down syndrome can find reading, number work, physical activities and language processing challenging, but with the right support they...
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March 7, 2018 / downloadableResources

IESA Factsheet: Special School Resource Centres (SSRC)

In 2001, South Africa adopted an inclusive approach to education through Education White Paper 6. This policy outlines strategies to be...
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February 12, 2018 / downloadableResources, Newsblog

IESA Factsheet: Reasonable Accommodation in Education

With respect to the right to education, reasonable accommodation means ensuring the specific support needs of learners with disabilities are...
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February 6, 2018 / downloadableResources

IESA Factsheet: What is a Full Service School?

“ Full-service/inclusive schools are first and foremost mainstream education institutions that provide quality education to all learners by supplying the...
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January 30, 2018 / downloadableResources, Newsblog

IESA Factsheet: The Role and Function of the School Based Support Team

The School Based support team is one of the most important structures within the schooling system when we look at...
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