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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 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 Friday, 20 November 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

I've been speaking to parents and teachers about iPads at a number of events recently and have been struck by the number of people asking about apps to help with reading who don't know about the built-in 'Speak Selection' and 'Speak Screen' facilities. If all you want is to b...

Created on Monday, 09 November 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

"Doran" is "shorthand" for the process of implementing the recommendations of the report produced in 2012 by Peter Doran and colleagues aimed at providing better outcomes and experiences for children and young people with complex additional support needs. The recommendations are ...

Created on Monday, 26 October 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Ever since we first produced our wheel of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties in October 2013, we've had regular requests for a similar wheel for tablets and smartphones that use the Android operating system. IPads are used much more frequently than Android de...

Created on Tuesday, 29 September 2015. Posted by Allan Wilson

Bobath Scotland have a couple of interesting events coming up in Glasgow next month. First of all, on Wednesday 7th October they are holding their Annual Conference in theRadisson Blu hotel, Argyll Street, Glasgowto mark World Cerebral Palsy Day. This event is free and open to all. It will provide...

Created on Thursday, 23 October 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

[We have been asked to circulate information on a couple of surveys that Bobath Scotland are carrying out among parents of children with cerebral palsy in Scotland and the practitioners working with them.] Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre are currently progressing a bid to the Big Lo...

Created on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Crick Software have just released an interesting new keyboard app for the iPad, taking advantage of the new iOS 8 feature that allows different keyboards to be used across a range of different apps. Superkeys Assistive Keyboard divides the keyboard up into a series of 'chunks' of keys. ...

Created on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted by Allan Wilson

Some people have been having a problem with logging into the Books for All Scotland Database from the Books for All web site since the launch of the new version of Glow. They are getting an error message, "The username or password you entered was incorrect." Please check and try again. The...