The sixth article on integrating children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms focuses on the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support policy The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) policy applied in South Africa standardises the procedures of identifying, assessing and providing programmes for all learners who require additional support to enhance...
The fifth article in our series on integrating children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms in mainstream schools provides teachers with tips for including all learners in their lesson plans While physical access is important, it is just as important for teachers to ensure that what and how they teach is...
These practical tips will help teachers integrate children with disabilities into the classroom – and the school as a whole – to create an inclusive learning environment When we think of integrating a learner with a physical disability, most of us think about providing wheelchair ramps and ensuring there are...
Our third article on integrating children with disabilities into an inclusive classroom looks at the importance of sensitising teachers and learners Last articles focussed on the importance of parents and or learners disclosing their disabilities to the school, with some practical tips on information sharing between the learners, parents, teachers […]
The second article in our series on integrating children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms in mainstream schools focuses on the importance of a meeting between learner, parents and teacher. We know teachers aren’t always trained or experienced in accommodating learners with disabilities in their classrooms. In addition, all children with […]
In our first instalment of a series of articles about integrating children with disabilities into mainstream classrooms, we look at how parents can ease their transition With a big push towards inclusive education rather than segregated special education, more and more mainstream schools are welcoming children with disabilities in their […]
It is important to know how to talk to children about disability. The first step is to speak positively about impairments. Children are curious and will often ask personal and difficult questions, especially when they see something new or interesting. As adults, the way we react to the child’s question […]
Bowling is a fun activity that can assist children with disabilities improve their strength, agility and hand-eye coordination. With these adaptations to the traditional game, everyone can join in Ball games are important for children, as they help to improve overall strength and agility, and develop hand-eye coordination and gross […]
There is nothing more fun for a child than an adventure, but it helps to be prepared – especially when taking children with disabilities on an outing. All children love going on school outings and we, as teachers, need to make sure that children with physical disabilities are fully accommodated. […]
There are many things we can do to encourage writing skills in a young child. Writing should be fun and you need to make sure that it is relevant to the age, development level and interest. When children are young, they love to try to write their own names as […]