Support needs: initial screening

There are several steps involved in assessing the additional support needs of all learners, and especially those with disabilities. Emma McKinney takes a closer look In 2014 the South African Department of Basic Education published the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support policy framework, which standardises the procedures to identify, assess...

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Reminiscing about the early years

Many years after raising her own children, Wanda Boshoff finds herself babysitting infants and toddlers again. She shares some of the things she was reminded of that come with parenting little ones from a wheelchair It’s been so long since I had small children of my own, I’d almost forgotten...

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Disability and BBBEE

With new amendments to the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act introduced in December, now is the perfect time to revisit its implications for disability. Rustim Ariefdien provides an overview The BBBEE Act essentially works on the understanding that years of systemic racism contribute to contemporary economic woes and that...

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Countdown to Tokyo 2020

While some athletes eagerly await the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, others will not get the opportunity to attend. MARISKA MORRIS reports Recently the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) shared its progress in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. In January, the organisation...

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Your most important sex organ

While some aspects of the healing process following a spinal injury will plateau, sexual rehabilitation can take years as the most important sex organ is retrained Once the condition of someone with an SCI has stabilised, motor and sensory healing tends to plateau with no further improvement expected. However, sexual...

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Heart health for people with SCIs

A spinal cord injury often leads to other complications and challenges, such as a greater risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Fortunately these risks can be managed People with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases than non-injured peers. This group of conditions further places them...

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I lost my leg, please treat me properly

Not all medical professionals perform quite as required – therefore you should know your rehabilitation landmarks. In the first part of this series, Heinrich Grimsehl explains some basic treatment protocols At the beginning of an article like this the disclaimers are important. You will soon see why. Everything in this...

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Change is good

At the start of a new decade, there are bound to be many changes. For QASA, this means publishing the ROLLING INSPIRATION magazine in-house ROLLING INSPIRATION has been the publication of choice for many people with mobility impairment and members of the disability community for a very long time. It...

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