Projects

All I want for Christmas


This Deaf boy wants only one thing for Christmas, and then he meets Father Christmas.   Will he get the gift for which he longs?

Discover the SLED SASL CAPS KIT and training programme

Discover the SLED SASL CAPS KIT and training programme that will help you be the teacher you always wanted to be!  As a teacher of Deaf children, it is your goal to influence the young learner’s life in a positive and constructive way. Demands are made of your creativity and skills to achieve this. Whilst you are excited that Deaf children are at last having the opportunity to learn about their first language, SASL, you are worried about how you will help them to achieve everything in the SASL CAPS for the grade/s you teach.

UNLOCKING THE INDIGENOUS HERITAGE IN SOUTH AFRICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

South African Sign Language (SASL) has no written form, so transmission of culture, literature, stories and traditions has historically been “oral” (signed) and face-to-face.

OPENING DOORS TO LITERACY FOR DEAF LEARNERS: A FOUNDATION PHASE READING SCHEME

SLED has conceived, created, developed, and produced 19 South African Sign Language (SASL) literature DVDs and 12 accompanying reading books.

TRAINING DEAF ADULTS – TRAINING DEAF CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS

In 2011, twenty Deaf trainees were drawn from the cohort of Deaf assistants who are currently employed at schools for Deaf learners from five provinces for two eight-day residential training workshops.

TRAINING DEAF ADULTS – TRAINING DEAF SOUTH AFRICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FACILITATORS

SLED focuses on building the capacity of Deaf adult SASL users in order for them to become proficient trainers of SASL to hearing adults, and of Deaf teachers and teaching assistants of Deaf children.

TRAINING TEACHERS OF THE DEAF

In order to fulfil our mission, we at SLED consider one of our highest priorities to be training teachers of the Deaf in the following:SASL, appropriate classroom practice and the development of literacy both in SASL and a written language.