Department of Inclusive Education

Dr RG Ledwaba

College of Education
School of Educational Studies
Department: Inclusive Education
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 012 481 2728


  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Curriculum Differentiation
  • Early intervention
  • Inclusive Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Early Childhood Education

Currently teaching

  • Inclusive Education A
  • Promoting Accessibility for people with disabilities

Fields of academic interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Curriculum differentiation
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Assistive technology
  • Adaptive play and toys
  • Early Childhood Education

Field of Specialisation

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Inclusive education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum differentiation



Ledwaba, RG & Phatudi, NC (2019). Language and Literacy Development: Early Childhood Care and Education (0-4): A transdisciplinary approach (2019), Oxford University Press Southern Africa

Journal articles


Bornman, J., Bryen, D., Kershaw, P. & Ledwaba, G. (2010). Reducing the Risk of Being a Victim of Crime in South Africa: You can Tell and be Heard!" Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011 VOL. 27 (2), pp. 117–130

Paper presentations

Ledwaba, G., & P, Androliakos (5 May 2007). Enhancing Language And Literacy Development through Augmentative and Alternative Communication: NAPTOSA intersen conference, Johannesburg

Ledwaba, G., A, Samuels (27 July 2007). Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the classroom: Inclusion conference, Down syndrome Tshwane, Pretoria

Ledwaba, G., K Tonsing (26 August 2008). Teacher Training in the Eastern Cape. Poster presented at the 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability (IESSID), Cape Town, South Africa.

Uys, K; Harty, M; Ledwaba, G (5 August 2008) It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with  what you know: Using Aided Language Stimulation to facilitate curriculum adaptation in  Inclusive classrooms. International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication  ( ISAAC): Monteal, Canada

Ledwaba, G (25 May 2010). Inclusion of learners with Severe Disabilities: Teacher in-service teacher training in South Africa: Jongkoping University, Jongkoping, Sweden

Bryen, D; Bornman, J & Ledwaba, G ( 16 July 2010). Reducing the risk of Becoming a Victim of Crime in South Africa: You Can Tell and Be Heard! International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication ( ISAAC), Barcelona, Spain

Ledwaba, G (29 October 2011). ‘Breaking Down Communication Barriers: Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the early years: Early Childhood Development Indaba, Johannesburg

Ledwaba, G (28 November 2011).  Involving the child with severe speech and language  Difficulties in the early years: Unicef, Johannesburg

Ledwaba. G (13 July 2011). Assessment and training on AAC as part of Inclusive Education ractice: International Association Of Special Education, Namibia

Ledwaba. G (27 March 2012). Teacher’s support to parents of children with disabilities:  Department of Social Development, East London, South Africa

Ledwaba. G (04 July 2013). Inclusive Education in Early Childhood Education: South African Association of Education and Learning Differences ( SAALED), Johannesburg, South Africa

Ledwaba, G, I Joubert & N Phatudi ( 30th July 2013). Teaching Literacy in Foundation Phase Programme through Teacher Education: Perspectives of first time Distance Education lecturers (DETA), Nairobi

Ledwaba, G, R Mampane ( 30th July 2013). Curriculum adaptation on supporting learners with reading Difficulties: Teacher education. (DETA), Nairobi

Ledwaba. G (20 August 2013). Augmentative and Alternative Communication for children with language delay: Early Childhood Education: Ntataise ECD training, Pretoria, South Africa

Ledwaba, RG (10 May 2018). Curriculum accessibility by all foundation phase learners: Differentiated approach in South African full service schools. South African Research Association for Early Childhood Education (SARAECE), Pretoria, Johannesburg: South Africa

Ledwaba, RG (10 August 2018). Learning Support using Augmentative and Alternative Communication. South African National Association of Special Education (SANASE), Polokwane: South Africa

Ledwaba, RG ( 13 October 2019). Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The 8th Teacher Education and Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


2005-2010: Empowering youths who uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication

2005 – 2006: National project on Human resource development - first stage of implementing Inclusive  Education policy (SISONKE CONSOTIUM ): An Inclusive education project for the National Department of Education

2005 – 2007: Using Aided Language Stimulation in the Multi lingual grade R classrooms: Intervention strategy to accommodate all grade R learners with diverse needs, North West province 

2011-2015: Strengthening Foundation Phase teacher training programme: European Union

2013 - 2015: Development of Perceptual skills in Foundation Phase learners: Pretoria

2014 – 2017: Training Special school teachers on the implementation of AAC in schools (Limpopo province)

2008 – 2009: Assessment and training on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Aids, Strategies and Devices at Special schools for learners with Intellectual disability in Gauteng: Project mandated by the by Gauteng Department of Education, Johannesburg

Current: Transitional planning and work preparation for Youth with disabilities



Augmentative and Alternative Communication: March (2016). Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology,  School of Human & Community Development, University of Witwatersrand

Inclusive Education: August (2016). Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, School of Human & Community Development, University of Witwatersrand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication March (2017). Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology,  School of Human & Community Development, University of Witwatersrand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication March (2019). Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology,  School of Human & Community Development, University of Witwatersrand