Teaching Intellectually Disabled Adults

Teaching Intellectually Disabled Adults

Teaching under any circumstances can prove challenging.  Students are individual and varied in both character and developmental level. A teacher has to know learners’ individual abilities and personalities; which makes teaching dynamic and fundamentally stimulating...
Social Work at Sunfield

Social Work at Sunfield

by Fiona Brophy It has been 5 months since my journey started at sunny Sunfield. Truly it is a place of light and love. I knew I wasn’t starting just any job… but rather a journey at a light-filled university of life. My attitude in entering this position was from a...
Parenting an Intellectually Disabled Child

Parenting an Intellectually Disabled Child

“What you should know is that having an intellectual disability is not a disease. It is not static or unchanging. It is a condition and its expression can change with therapies and supports.”  ~  Special Olympics Chief Health Officer, Dr Alicia Bazzano. Probably one...
MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS:  CAROLYNN RUSHMER

MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS: CAROLYNN RUSHMER

 Carolynn (37) was born with a very rare heart/lung disorder (Scimitar syndrome), which is hereditary and her uncle was also the first patient to be diagnosed in South Arica. She was very sick as a child, but with plenty of love and care she stabilised until the age...
The Special Needs of Intellectually Disabled Children

The Special Needs of Intellectually Disabled Children

Discovering your child may have an intellectual disability is a difficult reality to come to terms with. Immediate concerns center around the child’s upbringing, security, learning competencies and life development. Whatever the situation however, one fact will impact...
MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS:  NANGAMSO BABA

MEET OUR SPECIAL RESIDENTS: NANGAMSO BABA

As any mother, Nomvuyo expected to have a neurotypical child. All went well throughout her pregnancy although the labour was long and she ended up having to undergo a caesarean section. A lovely girl, named Nangamso was born. At first, most of her development...
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