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 & Webinars



Demystifying Dyspraxia
Jennifer Maud

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later date



Putting Thinking tools into practice

Tarryn Mclaren

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later date.



Supporting the child with reading difficulties

Angela Charalambous

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later date.



Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Mumsy Malinga

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later stage

Please note that webinar topics and dates are subject to change.




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

SAALED May 2023 Newsletter

SAALED May 2023 Newsletter

What a wonderful success our 3-part Mathematics webinars proved to be. Special thanks to Lucinda Pinto who presents the final webinar in the series on 9 May at 18h00. Lucinda is principal of Crawford International Sandton’s Pre-Primary School and is an expert on...

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Events in 2023

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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.