ARTICLES RELATING TO SPECIAL NEEDS

More than 1 000 special needs matrics received distinctions in 2018

2019-02-12 21:30

Being "bad" with numbers does not mean you cannot get through school.

Selfless pensioners dedicate lives to adopted disabled boy

2017-12-15 16:18

Two kind pensioners have sold their home and almost all their possessions to take care of an adopted child.

A mom’s story: I regret keeping my baby

2017-08-03 09:31

A doctor advised this Pretoria mom to terminate her pregnancy – she didn't. But 29 years later, she wishes she had.

ADHD screening and treatment now free in South Africa

2017-04-12 09:42

With the assistance of further funding, a recently launched initiative plans to take on the neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 1 in 20 South African children.

Is your child a dreamer? Read here

2016-02-08 14:37

There's nothing wrong with a child daydreaming. But when his performance at school starts to drop seriously, it's time to take action, writes this mom.

Down syndrome: avoiding the awkwardness

2015-11-13 16:38

There seems to be a lot of do's and don'ts when it comes to talking about Down syndrome. But Carin Bevan has only one rule: Don't be scared to ask her about her son.

Concerned about learning disabilities?

2015-03-11 12:15

Learning disabilities can be extremely frustrating for children.

Verbally strong learners boost peers' language skills

2014-08-01 13:33

Research has shown that special needs learners may benefit from being schooled with peers that have strong language abilities.

"My daughter has special needs..."

2014-04-28 14:56

"...And that's okay. She may be different but she's still my precious daughter."

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Dog befriends boy with Down syndrome

Dogs truly are special family members! This heartwarming video is too sweet not to watch.

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Disabled students dropping out of varsity due to lack of special assistance

2019-01-08 07:58

Many disabled students from rural communities find it difficult to adapt at tertiary institutions as they have to first learn how to use assistive devices.

Photographer makes special needs children’s dreams come true in adorable photo shoot

2017-12-01 16:02

After using her own son as inspiration, this photographer set out to make three special needs children's dreams come true.

Dear Minister, 11 000 SA children with disabilities are not in school

2017-05-31 15:41

South Africa's children with disabilities are not yet being supported properly, and the Department is too slow in overseeing transformation here.

Autistic teen: "Nobody came to my party"

2016-06-13 09:56

When Hallee Sorenson handed out invitations to her birthday party, she had no idea she'd be spending it alone. The internet has set out to make her next birthday a special one.

Does my child need a learner facilitator?

2016-02-08 11:07

What is a learner facilitator, when do you need one, how much does it cost? Your questions answered.

Any lengths for a ‘forever kid’ – even if it means leaving home

2015-06-12 14:54

Putting your special needs child in a home away from home could be the best decision you ever make for your little one.

What is sensory processing disorder?

2015-03-05 12:03

Your child could have SPD if he has difficulty learning, moving and relating to others.

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-07-29 18:53

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

Doctors say child must only eat SWEETS

2014-02-19 11:04

3-year-old boy with an eating disorder that only allows him to eat sweets.

Spotting sleep problems in special-needs children

2013-03-06 09:42

About 30% of children have a sleep disorder, but the rate is even higher in children with special needs, an expert says.

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