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.


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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




Crossroads School, Victory Park. Johannesburg


Fractions are really fun presented by Adelle Picollo and Belinda Kither

Strategies and skills to facilitate automaticity of mathematical concepts presented by Robyn Clark

Event Info


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

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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Heather Davies

Heather Davies

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of our valued committee member, Heather Davies, who passed away on Thursday 20 February. Heather will be sorely missed. She was an integral and involved committee member and her open kindness was...

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Events in 2019

Committee Members

Years Established

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. 


Postponement of the Maximising Maths Course

SAALED is postponing the Maximising Maths Course until things are more settled. Thank you to the people who have booked already, we will be in touch and we will keep you posted as to when the course will be held. Keep checking our Facebook page for updated details in order to be kept informed.