Advanced technology to assist learners with special educational needs
14 September 2022
The Special School ICT Conference at Van Kervel School of Skills in George provided a new lens through which schools look at the resources available to assist and empower educators and learners.
The conference was organised by the Special Schools Programme Managers in the Western Cape Education Department’s Specialised and Inclusive Education Support Directorate.
Representatives from Edit Micro, Inclusive Solutions and DigiCape presented the available technology to the delegates.
Principals provided positive feedback at the end of the conference. Elzeth Grobler, Principal of Carpe Diem School, was grateful for the opportunity to experience first-hand what a difference the specially developed ICT as well as remedial programs and assistive devices can make in learners’ lives in and well as outside the classroom. She said the school planned on sharing the information with parents “because the opportunity to be able to communicate more effectively with non-verbal learners at home was simply breathtaking”.
“Thank you again for putting in new ‘lenses’ for us and guiding us to grow together with our learners in the new era of ICT!”
Gerhard Haupt, Principal of Olympia School said the new technology they were exposed to during the ICT conference was very impressive and overwhelming. “The technology seems very challenging to us as educators, but we know how quickly our learners become use to it.
“It is encouraging that our learners with special educational needs are provided with such advanced technology to assist them.”