Special Needs Education Talk
Occupational Therapist, Deborah Robinson and Social Worker, Gudbjӧrg Ingimundardόttir, from Iceland will talk about their experience in a special needs school in Iceland. They are visiting South Africa to attend the World International Conference for Occupational Therapists in Cape Town.
Come and meet our two speakers who will talk for about 45 min about their research at the school. The Social Worker will talk about her role in keeping the students, teachers and parents together as a unit. The Occupational Therapist will mainly talk about the results and the importance of using the environment as a method of positive intervention.
There will be an informal question and answer session following the talk.
Date: 14 May 2018
Venue: St Peter’s Anglican Church
Time: 15:00 to 16:30
Tea will be served after the talk.
Tickets will be available at the door @ R50.00 ea.
This event will interest parents, teachers, teachers’ assistants and professionals who work with children with special needs. Children selected to be outside the main stream often feel excluded and isolated.
As one of the children in this study said: We need to be treated like human beings and not as a ‘lost cause’.