WRITTEN ENGLISH LITERACY – for Deaf Learners
Learning and teaching resources development and teacher training
The roll out of the national DBE Home Language SASL curriculum since 2015 has created the opportunity for learners to achieve first language literacy within the curriculum. Based on their first language literacy, they could progress successfully with the appropriate teaching methodology and learning resources, to learning their first written language (English). In order for this opportunity to turn into reality, there is a need for sustained skilled, experienced, responsive, reflective and engaged intervention. SLED has the skills, experience, networks, human resources and long term commitment to Deaf education to establish a successful Deaf Foundation Phase language acquisition and literacy model in partnership with schools and funders.
The initial stages of this project is currently underway.