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Teachers are inadequately trained to adapt curricula and teaching methods to include pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. shutterstock

What South Africa needs to do to improve education for disabled children

South Africa’s inclusive education policy currently under review must address the hindrances preventing children with disabilities from effectively access education in mainstream schools.
Around 8% of the population experience swallowing difficulties. from shutterstock.com

Many people have a hard time swallowing. Here’s how that affects their lives

We don’t often give our eating habits much thought but the 8% of the population with swallowing disability need to plan carefully to ensure their food is the right texture and eaten at the right pace.
Colleges and universities have been challenged to create more inclusive environments for disabled students. Monkey Business Images/www.shutterstock.com

College students with disabilities are too often excluded

The case of a student with Down Syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities.
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We can all help to improve communication for people with disabilities

There’s a lot we can do to make society more accessible for people with communication disability.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s. Shutterstock

It’s time to stop exposing people to the dangers of Facilitated Communication

Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.

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