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6th Annual Early Childhood Development Knowledge Building Seminar

The Annual ECD Knowledge Building Seminar creates a platform to share new developments and research in the early childhood development field. In 2011 the majority focus was on children with disabilities and early childhood interventions and programmes.

Speeches and Presentations

Opening Address by Ms. Margot Davids, Chief Director: Children, Department of Social Development [PDF]

Keynote Address by Mr. Mkhuseli Makhathala from the Department of Basic Education Inclusive Education [PDF]

Balton, Sadna: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Department of Speech Therapy - A Caregiver-Child Early Intervention Program for children with or at risk for communication problems [PDF]

Biersteker Linda, Andy Dawes and Lynn Hendricks: Early Learning Resource Unit - The Sobambisana Evaluation: Implications for our ECD programmes [PDF]

Clark, Mary and Laetitia Brűmmer: Inclusive Education Western Cape - Toy Libraries to the Rescue [PDF]

Gibbs, Pamela, HemaThakor and Linda Hitchman: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital - Paediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Analysis of Caseload [PDF]

Kempen, M., Prof. N. Nel and A Ruscheninski: Early Childhood Development Institute Inclusion Project - "Learn not to Burn" Part 1 [PDF], Part 2 [PDF]

Koch, Lyndsay: University of the Witwatersrand - The Role of Care‐giver Training In Promoting an Enabling Social Context for Orphans in Johannesburg [PDF]

Ledwaba Gloria : Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Pretoria - Involving children with severe speech and language difficulties in and out of our classroom in the early years Through Augmentative and Alternative Communication ( AAC) [PDF]

Maclons Kirsty, Sign Language Education & Development (SLED) - Opening doors to literacy for young Deaf children: Enabling bilingual development [PDF]

Magongwa, Lucas: Centre for Deaf Studies, University of the Witwatersrand - Are deaf children, not children also? [PDF]

Philpott, Sue - Landscape of our practice: provisions of international conventions for ECD for children with disabilities [PDF]

Rudolph, Norma  and Lizette Berry: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town - Building an inclusive system of education from the start: A reflection on Inclusive Education policies across the SADC region [PDF]

Slemming, Wiedaad: Division of Community Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand - Act early: Prevention and Early Childhood Intervention [PDF]

Slotema Rolien and Leanne Teixeira: Department of Health and Social Development, Gauteng Province - Newborn Hearing Screening at Chris Hani BaragwanathAcademic Hospital (CHBara): Current Practice & Challenges [PDF]

Störbeckand, Claudine and Selvarani Moodley: The University of the Witwatersrand, The Centre for Deaf Studies - Towards integrated practices in Early Detection and Intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children [PDF]

Sunshine Association - A Successful South African Model of Early Intervention [PDF]

De Beer-Viviers, Mari: University of Petoria - Communication Profiles of Young Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): A South African Perspective [PDF]





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