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Created on Thursday, 17 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I read an interesting article in the RCSLT Bulletin today about the use of voice banking for patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as a ‘Vocal Insurance’ policy. The main message from the article is that voice-banking or ‘cloning’ needs to be ‘done early’ so t...

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

CALL Scotland today launches our most comprehensive ever programme of webinars, with 17 scheduled for the first half of 2016. We have webinars planned for various iPad apps, communication, digital exams, speech recognition and other areas. Three presentations by guest presenters will provide opportu...

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

The ModMath iPad app was developed by the parents of a child with dyslexia and dysgraphia to allow him to lay out mathematical problems neatly and legibly. Since it was first released around two years ago ModMath has acquired a reputation as a nice, easy to use app for laying out arithmetic on an iP...

Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015. Posted by Shirley Lawson

“Is there something my student can use to allow them just to speak and their words appear on the screen?”   The plea of many teachers everywhere Yes there is and it’s called speech recognition software.  It is much more accurate and reliable now (especially install...

Created on Thursday, 03 December 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The HelpKidzlearn Christmas Advent Calendar is back! Make sure you check every day to play each new activity! The previous days' activities continue to be available throughout the month. Enjoy twenty five days of accessible games and activities, including spot the difference, matching card...

Created on Wednesday, 02 December 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Sandra and Craig have spent a day in Renfrewshire during each of the last two weeks delivering a Professional Learning opportunity in 'ICT and Dyslexia' for staff in schools. The first day focused on the use of ICT to support primary school pupils with dyslexia, while the second looked at it...

Created on Monday, 30 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

NB: Gaelic version first and then English version below it. Fàilte gu Ceitidh – a’ chiad Guth Gàidhlig airson Coimpiutair! Audio sample of last phrase spoken: Tha a’ chiad Guth Coimpiutair airson Gàidhlig na h-Alba ri fhaighinn a-nise! Chaidh an guth a chrutha...

Created on Friday, 27 November 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

When you are using speech recognition software, it's important to keep the microphone a consistent distance away from your mouth. One of the best ways of doing that is to use a headset microphone. However, most of the headset mics have got a cable attached which means that you are tethered to yo...

Created on Monday, 23 November 2015. Posted by Gillian McNeill

Using Symbols to Support Communication – English as an Additional Language (EAL)? Have you considered using symbols to support pupils in school who do not have English as their first language? Although, symbol use is now established in our toolbox of strategies for supporting pupils with ...