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Saaled National Update 2017

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SAALED has developed a Learner Facilitator training course from the culmination of many years of input from various experts both nationally and internationally from organisations and individuals associated with SAALED.

Recommended for people with some experience in the field of education as well as for students and parents interested in working in inclusive educational settings. The maximum number of delegates on a course is sixteen.

Day One: Inclusive education and introduction to facilitation
Day Two: Child development and learning
Day Three: School visits in the morning and specific disorders of childhood in the afternoon
Day Four: Developing the relationships in the classroom
Day Five: Methods of facilitation

Delegates will each receive a course manual.


Jackie Staniforth, retired Principal of Bellavista Remedial School, qualified as a Primary School Teacher at Durham University, U.K., Specialist Teacher of the Deaf, Manchester University, U.K. and Remedial Education Specialist (Cum Laude) at University of Witwatersrand, S.A.
She has taught in multi-cultural school environments in U.K., Kenya and South Africa and has worked with pupils from pre-school to High School levels, interacting and teaching mainstream and special needs children (in particular the inclusion of hearing impaired children).

She worked part time in the Department of Specialised Education at the University of Witwatersrand SA and is an active Executive Board Member of the South African Association for Learning and Educational Differences.

Robyn Hays: Educational Psychologist, PGCE, M.Ed (Ed Psych)
Robyn has been involved with the facilitation of learners with the high support needs since 2003. She has experience as both a facilitator and a teacher of special needs children. She has run a number of focus groups with various facilitators in school settings. She currently works as part of a multidisciplinary team at a special needs school and in private practice.

Courses will be run in May and September of this year and if you are interested in attending a course, please contact Jean James-Smith at the SAALED National office either by

E-mail: or


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