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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 Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust gifts every P1 child with 3 books, which make up the short-list for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize. If you'd like your learners with ASN and communication difficulties to fully take part and then vote before the deadline on 8th December&nbs...

Created on Monday, 21 August 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2018 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug books make ...

Created on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The Technology Discovery Day organised by Augmentative Communication in Practise Scotland (ACiP:S) and held at CALL Scotland on Saturday 24th June 2017 was a great success. Thank you to everyone who helped organise the event and to those who came along on the day.  Adults (16+) who use AAC, fro...

Created on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As many of you out there with young children will know, actor Tom Hardy has been causing quite a stir by reading the Mother’s Day bedtime story on C-Beebies! If you missed it, you can watch Tom reading Ross Collins’ Bookbug Picture Book Prize nominated story ‘There’s a ...

Created on Thursday, 12 January 2017. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The winner of the first Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 is Shark in the Park on a Windy Day by Nick Sharratt. Well done to Nick! Around 19,000 children across Scotland voted in the competition and the three nominated books were gifted to every p1 child in Scotland in the Bookbug P1 Family Bag d...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Joanna Courtney

CALL Scotland has once again produced accessible digital copies of the short-listed books in the Scottish Book Trust Awards 2017 for pupils with a Print Disability. The Awards this year consist of two competitions; The Bookbug Picture Book Prize and the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. The 3 Bookbug b...

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 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...