Imagine a world where children are confined to desks, memorising facts without understanding their real-world applications. The anxiety of test scores and the pressure to conform stifle their creativity and critical thinking. Now, contrast this with an environment where learning is an adventure, where curiosity is the driving force and where children are encouraged to […]

One need only look around you to see how young South Africans exemplify the boundless potential of a future in constant flux and change. As educators, it is our duty to create an environment where every child has the opportunity to maximise their unique potential so that they can affect a brighter future for our […]

The Impact of Hearing Difficulties and the Importance of Early Intervention Incidental learning is the process by which children absorb information from their environment, often without direct instruction. This type of learning is crucial for developing language, social skills, and cognitive abilities. However, children with hearing difficulties may miss out on many of these learning […]

There’s widespread recognition that schooling needs to evolve to remain relevant in a changing world and Hennie Mentz, Executive Head of Curro Uitzicht, an assisted learning school in Cape Town,  says this is also an opportunity to improve inclusivity. He believes this will not only pay off in terms of improving educational outcomes, but in […]

“My journey with Dibber International has deeply intertwined with the lives of countless families, each with their unique, cherished children. As someone on the autism spectrum and a parent to a special needs son, I deeply grasp the intricacies and joys of nurturing children with diverse needs. From autism to developmental delays and learning difficulties, […]

In the ever-evolving field of education, meeting the diverse needs of children extends beyond conventional teaching approaches. A critical factor that has garnered attention is the comprehension of emotional dysregulation and its significant influence within the classroom setting. As educators and parents endeavour to cultivate the optimal learning environment, acknowledging and tackling emotional dysregulation is […]

It is estimated that at least 10% of South African children have neuropsychological challenges. Neurodiversity, the range of different brain structures and chemistry which is found in the human population, includes people with autism as well as those with differencessuch as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity), dyslexia, OCD (obsessive compulsive) and sensory integration issues. Neurodivergent children […]

Neurodivergent young people often face a range of challenges related to variances in sensory processing. Some students may be hypersensitive, meaning that they take in far more stimuli than other students. For example, they may perceive noises or lights to be excessively bright. Behaviour related to sensory avoidance may arise from this.  Some students, however, […]

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects millions of children worldwide. One of the challenges that children with ADHD often face is learning disabilities, which can impact their academic performance and overall well-being. As parents, caregivers, and educators, it’s essential to understand how to provide effective support to children with ADHD […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological condition that usually develops in childhood. ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with social interactions and communication and the presence of repetitive and restricted behaviours.  As awareness about the condition has grown, so has the recognition that autism isn’t an intellectual disability and can occur […]