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Created on Monday, 13 August 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

Kirk Smith, a US-based author and comedian, is performing his one-man show; A Comedian's Guide to Autism: Rice Krispies with Ketchup, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is based on his humorous book and tells the real-life story of a comedian's journey with his autistic son. The show h...

Created on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

In August thousands of actors, comedians, writers and other creatives will flock to Edinburgh to take part in the various Festivals that enhance the City throughout the month. Many of the performers taking part in the Festivals will have dyslexia or another reading / writing difficulty. The exact na...

Created on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

We regularly receive enquiries from parents (and schools, acting on their behalf) asking about funding for specialist equipment for learners with additional support needs. If the school or local authority are not able to provide equipment from their regular budgets, e.g. for home use, where should p...

Created on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

We recently received an enquiry from a teacher seeking advice on where to get digital books, particularly for maths, for pupils with reading difficulties. She also asked whether the school should use laptops or tablets to support these pupils. I thought I would share my response. What would you choo...

Created on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On this day - National Numeracy Day - we are raising awareness of dyscalculia, a specific difficulty in processing number concepts and mastering basic numeracy skills. Our Assistive Technology to support Dyscalculia full day training course in March was fully subscribed very quickly and there was a ...

Created on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland creates accessible digital versions of the Bookbug P1 Family Bag along with printable symbol resources and symbol resources for iPad. To find out more about how our accessible books and symbol resources support the Bookbug progamme and who they are suitable for watch this&nbs...

Created on Monday, 14 May 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Today is the first day of National Digital Learning Week 2018 which is celebrating the Year of Young People. Teachers and learners from all schools in Scotland are encouraged to take part in digital learning and teaching activities and to showcase their ideas and talents. For most students, almost e...

Created on Friday, 11 May 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

We were contacted recently by Leanne Reid asking if we could pass on information about the Very Inclusive Play Club which she has set up in Edinburgh. This aims to provide children with additional support needs in the 0 - 5 age group with structured opportunities for play and relaxation. Leanne curr...

Created on Monday, 02 April 2018. Posted by Craig Mill

A new partnership between Microsoft, Tobii Dynavox and Boardmaker introduces Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) to Microsoft’s Learning Tools.  Symbol and picture support is nothing new to the world of literacy support software as it has been available in Texthelp’s Read&Wri...