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Created on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The CALL Scotland team will be sharing their knowledge and expertise of a wide range of hardware, software and apps that can support dyslexic learners at a half day seminar on 23rd March at the University of Edinburgh. The use of assistive technology can help raise attainment for students with addit...

Created on Friday, 13 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Our webinars are the perfect way to learn something new and to use this knowledge practically to support your students with additional support needs. They are specifically designed to be short (20-30 minutes) and timetabled for 4pm to allow teachers to not be overloaded at the end of a busy school d...

Created on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Has speech recognition software advanced to the point where students with additional support needs can rely on it to dictate answers into an SQA exam answer box or booklet? Is it about the software working efficiently or more about the training, support and school IT infrastructure that makes i...

Created on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Allan Wilson will present our first webinar of 2017 on Wednesday 11th January.  The subject will be 'Free Windows Text to Speech Software for People with Dyslexia'.  Text to speech software is one of the most useful tools available to support learners with dyslexia / reading&n...

Created on Friday, 25 November 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

On 17th January  we are holding a morning seminar on Assessment and Support of Students with Additional Support Needs.  We want to raise awareness of the potential of Assistive Technology and to help teachers not only understand how transformational it can be for  students with additi...

Created on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you up for an exciting career challenge? CALL Scotland is seeking an experienced and expert teacher of learners with complex additional support needs / severe or profound learning needs to join the multidisciplinary CALL team. The purpose of this exciting and diverse post is to work as part...

Created on Wednesday, 21 September 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland will be hosting 'Creative and fun learning using iPads'  a free half day seminar for teachers, learning assistants, support for learning staff – anyone who has access to iPads in an educational setting – with the focus on using the devices creatively to achieve...

Created on Friday, 26 August 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Fourteen attendees from up and down the country logged in to this week's webinar entitled ‘Back to school assistive technology to support all learners’.  One of the attendees was then broadcasting the webinar to 10 more staff - an excellent way to learn collegiately a...

Created on Thursday, 07 July 2016. Posted by Shirley Lawson

In my webinar ‘Using Cloud Based Tools to Support Learners with ASN’ first broadcast on 25 May 2016 I talked about the use of the new Microsoft OneNote add-in called Learning Tools. They are an example of universal design:  one solution that makes reading, writing and comprehen...