cater for children from Grade R 7 and provide
Mainstream classes with
We at SOL strive to:
To equip children with learning barriers with the tools necessary to
reach their true potential
To provide a caring and supportive, nurturing environment
for all children, thus allowing
them to learn at their individual
To encourage every child to achieve excellence according to
their own capabilities
To boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of our pupils
To equip our children with appropriate social skills
Helping children with learning
Self-awareness and self-confidence
- Struggles in
the classroom can cause children to
doubt their abilities and
question their strength. At SOL, we
encourage children to develop
their strengths and passions. Feeling
passionate and skilled in one area may inspire hard
in other areas too.
Being proactive - For children with learning
difficulties, being proactive also involves self-
willingness to take responsibility
for choices. At SOL, we discuss different
problems with the child.
Using role play the child acts out a situation, thus enabling
make their own decisions
Perseverance - Children with learning difficulties may
need to work harder and longer. At
SOL, we discuss what it means to keep on
trying even when things seem difficult. Rewards
for hard work are
experienced. Children learn to understand that giving up
may lead to
missing out on opportunities.
Ability to handle stress - If children with learning
difficulties learn how to regulate stress and
calm themselves, they
will be much
better equipped to overcome challenges.
Emphasize healthy lifestyle habits - Exercise isnt just
good for the body, but for the mind.
Regular physical activity makes
a huge difference
in mood, energy and mental clarity.
At SOL, we encourage healthy
eating and healthy play.
A learning barrier is not a problem with intelligence or
motivation. Children with learning barriers are not lazy. They
are as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired
differently and this affects how they receive and process
information. They see, hear and understand things differently. This
can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills and
putting them into use. They need to be taught in ways that are
tailored to their unique learning styles.
ADHD certainly can interfere with learning and behaviour.
Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention,
controlling impulsive behaviours (may act without thinking about
what the result will be) or be overly active. Although ADHD
cannot be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms
may improve as the child ages.