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How to help autistic children socialise in school

Some children with autism need a little help when socialising with others in school, while others actually prefer having fewer friends. It might just be about finding what works best for your child and adapting accordingly.

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How kids helped to design a science centre in George

Creative teaching could trigger a bigger interest in science, and could be a very necessary tool in improving education in South Africa.

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OPINION: The silver bullet to improving the matric pass rate

Cindy Glass, ex-teacher and co-founder and director of Step Up Education Centres, explains what we can do in 2018 to improve matric results.

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How to manage ADHD for happier holidays

The holidays can be stressful. Psychiatrist, 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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The "homework gap": SA learners who don't have access to the internet, don't have the same opportunities

Ever considered that there might be such a thing as the "homework gap"? For kids who don't have access to the same resources, it's a very real and potentially disabling thing.

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Best reading apps and programmes for children

Is your child struggling to read? These remedial reading apps are guaranteed to boost your child's confidence.

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South Africa has a reading crisis: why, and what can be done about it

Children need to be taught to read for comprehension, not just to parrot what they hear.

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14 signs your daughter may have ADHD

Does your daughter forget or misplace things all the time? Is she the classroom helper? Assessment scales for ADHD have tended to use data from boys so the signs of ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.

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Study memes part 2: Brace yourselves – winter is here!

We're about a month into school exams and university exams have just started. So we thought we'd cheer you up with a few memes because we know just how stressful exam time can be.

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Back off, mom – and 3 other things you need to hear right now as a parent of a matric student

With matric exams well under way, here are a few tips on how you can make things a little easier for your anxious teen.

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IN MEMES: The 6 stages we all go through when studying for exams

We know just how stressful exam time can be and how taxing studying can get. So we thought we'd cheer you up and remind you you're not alone.

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A few things to consider before cheating on that exam

Cheating may seem like the quickest and easiest way to do well on your exams. But have you considered the consequences if you get caught?

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Here's how anyone can become a maths whizz with Pólya’s method!

Mathematician Jennifer Ruef explains how focussing on the joy of solving puzzles, rather than memorizing rules, can actually help you with maths.

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The latest trend in SA: the flipped classroom

A lecturer at the University of the Free State shares her experiences and success with the flipped classroom method of teaching - the idea of using videos, worksheets and interaction between students to introduce them to new concepts.

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Technology can help kids learn, but only if parents and teachers are involved

Technology has once again proven to be a new and exciting way to keep learners interested and motivated to learn new concepts in class.

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5 things schools can do to help pupils’ mental health

With suicidal tendencies in children growing at an alarming rate, a researcher explains why children's mental health should be prioritised in schools.

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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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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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