SAALED

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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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.

Mission

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

Calendar

Our Upcoming Events & Webinars

26

January

Glass Siblings – an informative webinar on the “glass child” as “a sibling who has a brother or sister who requires ongoing attention and care above and beyond.
Louise van den Berg

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Details of the webinar will be communicated at a later date

22

February

Individual Learning Plans – a webinar discussing individualized learning plans in order to help children who are experiencing difficulties to improve their skills and knowledge at their own pace. It is a tool to help plan for meeting the special educational needs of a child and to aid effective teaching and learning.
Megan Trickey

Event Info

Details of the webinar will be communicated soon.

16

March

Reframing Disruption – This webinar covers parents who are now also working remotely from home too. The pressure is on! Not only do you have to perform ‘at work at home’, but you have 12 hours of your child’s awake time per day to manage in between everything, whether you like it or not. Have you done the calculation? That’s 252 hours over 21 days! How are you going to survive personally, professionally and, as a parent? To come out of this a hero is no small feat.
Nikki Bush

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

10

May

Recovery curriculum after COVID – this webinar offers advice on how to implement a sustained recovery curriculum in your school.
Fran Chetwin

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Details of the webinar will be communicated at a later date

11

June

Vulnerable vs safe children.  How can teachers make their students impermeable?  This will be a live discussion.
Luke Lamprecht

 

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Details of this event will be communicated at a later stage.

26

July

SAALED AGM followed by an interesting webinar on Inclusion and Technology – Digital technologies have largely untapped potential for improving education and fostering students’ well-being and inclusion at schools.

Michelle Decker & Laura Jelley

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

7

September

An informative webinar discussing cutting edge teaching inspired by Creative Arts in the time of the pandemic
Renos Spanoudes

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later date

22

September

Study Skills 
Paul Tosio is the developer and director of the Easy Cheetah Study Skills Program and its predecessor The Juno Study Course. In this capacity he has trained study skills around the world with students from hundreds of educational institutions.

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Details of this webinar will be communicated at a later date

27

October

Taming the Teenager and the Betweenager – this informative webinar will offer advice on how to deal with moody and truculent teens.  The presenter is a well known educator and ex principal of Cape Town’s Fish Hoek High School, who has interacted with thousands of teens during his career.
Gavin Fish

Event Info

Details of the webinar will be communicated at a later date

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

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Blog

Articles

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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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.