Welcome to SAALED

A learning difficulty is a condition that can cause an individual to experience problems in a traditional classroom learning context. It may interfere with literacy skills development and mathematics and can also affect memory, ability to focus and organisational skills. SAALED is the leading Southern African organisation concerned with the field of special educational needs.


More About Us

Inclusive education focuses on integrating and guaranteeing special educational needs of pupils with various forms of disabilities in mainstream schools. SAALED offers a platform for educators to share knowledge and experiences as well as provide access to one’s peers in order to become better educators.

Learn By Doing

By joining the organisation you will become part of an interdisciplinary network of people concerned with a wide range of aspects of support for learning.


SAALED’s Mission & Vision

SAALED’s mission is to inform and educate teachers on learning and educational difficulties ensuring that all learners, with and without disabilities, pursue their learning potential to the fullest.

SAALED’s vision is to facilitate the promotion and implementation of inclusive education through information, support, collaboration, advocacy and training


Our Upcoming Events & Activities



Maximising Maths Zoom webinar.
When: Aug 15, 2020 09:00 – 11:00 AM
The topics under discussion are:

  • Fractions
  • Tables
  • Easy to access concrete apparatus and take away materials
  • Apps
  • Progression and scaffolding techniques
  • Anchor charts
  • Concrete tasks and ideas

Presenters: Robyn Clark, Adele Picolo and Belinda Kither

Price of webinar – R100 for SAALED members and R150 for non SAALED members

Event Info


To view the details of the event please click here




Informative articles on education, learning difficulties, knowledge sharing can be found here.

De-emphasizing speed in Math

De-emphasizing speed in Math

Andi Behrmann Anxiety around Mathematics is defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems. Math anxiety can cause one to forget and lose one’s self-confidence. Decreasing anxiety...

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Life in the Time of Corona

Life in the Time of Corona

Life in the Time of Corona by Jennifer Cosslett Three main institutions have remained pretty constant over the last 150 years. They are churches, prisons, and schools. Someone engaging in time travel from the past would be able to recognize all three places very...

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Non-Discrimination Policy

SAALED does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our members. View our Privacy Policy here.