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Mathematics: Let's apply 21st century thinking to maths education!

This researcher is rethinking outdated teaching methods.

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

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

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ADHD screening and treatment now free in South Africa

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

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Down syndrome won't keep me down: four friends open own pizza business!

Struggling to fight discrimination and find jobs, four friends, each living with Down syndrome, decided to open their own catering service – and it's thriving.

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Managing ADHD for happier holidays

Dr Rykie Liebenberg, gives practical advice on how best to manage ADHD over the festive season and still have a great time.

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Do you understand ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is becoming one of the most diagnosed disorders among children.

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Teaching maths: what works?

An Australian series titled Better Teachers is looking at ways to improve maths teaching and teacher training. Here are great ways proven to work.

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What parents and teachers should know about non-verbal learning disability

Australian academic Barbara Rissman explains NLD, a learning disability well recognised in the US, but not yet formally recognised in Australia.

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Is your child a dreamer? Read here

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.

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Does my child need a learner facilitator?

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

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Milo the robot is helping autistic kids

This humanoid robot is helping autistic children worldwide.

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New alternative ADHD treatment

Interactive Metronome therapy is a new ADHD treatment to SA and it could change your child’s life.

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Autism unravelled

Latest research into this condition means it can be diagnosed earlier than ever. We look into this and other new insights. 

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ADHD Demystified

We know more about ADHD now than we ever have in the past, and although we still don't have a cure, it can be very successfully treated and managed. 

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‘I’m a teen with ADHD’

I’m building my future on the super-positives of ADHD, says a teen who's seen it from the inside.

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"My daughter has special needs..."

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

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The truth about Tourette Syndrome

Popular South African YouTuber shares about living with Tourette Syndrome.

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'My daughter is not stupid'

Parents who discriminate between "normal" and "special" schools can cause the most harm.

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22 possible signs of autism you might now know

Here is a checklist of the possible signs your child might have Autism.

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I am special too: siblings

Growing up can be tough, and even more so when you have a disabled sibling along for the ride. Here's how you can help your "able" child cope.

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The truth about ADD

A 32-year-old YouTuber takes ADD medication for the first time and shares his experiences.

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The truth about Tourette Syndrome

Popular South African YouTuber shares about living with Tourette Syndrome.

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What autism looks like

A mom created this touching video of her autistic son and his life.
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