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Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Do you work with children with a print disability, who need access to switch accessible early level Picture Books? Do you find it hard to find time to create new story resources using PowerPoint? Well, here's some good news....we've done it for you! For the past 6 years CA...

Created on Thursday, 09 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I've been trying out the new MyGaze eye tracker from Inclusive Technology. Looks like it's going to be a very useful and affordable tool for therapy departments, schools and individual pupils, with the basic package of the eye tracker and EyeMouse Play software coming i...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As well as now being able to download individual activities from CALL's Keep Talking book, there are now 'communication game choice boards' available to download for each section. These are made up from the symbols assigned to each activity within the book and can be found underneath...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I was in a school yesterday assessing a pupil. He is working on book 1A from the TeeJay Maths scheme. His hand writing is poor and liable to get worse with time and as the amount of writing he has to tackle increases throughout Secondary. I showed his teacher the Books For All database and sh...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

In a recent blog post, Gillian mentioned using PCS within the GoTalk Now app to create two communication activities 'Scavenger Hunt' and 'I went to the shops and I bought.' These and many more communication games can be found in CALL's 'Keep Talking' Book, availab...

Created on Thursday, 18 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

If you'd like to know more about the great FREE communication app SoundingBoard and how it can be used with pupils who have communication support needs, why not have a look at our recent webinar? It covers simple editing, using digital images on buttons, sharing resources and switch access fo...

Created on Wednesday, 03 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

The shortlisted titles for this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards were announced on August 28th by the Scottish Book Trust. The Bookbug books are Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten by Alison Murray, Robot Rumpus by Sean Taylor and Ross Collins and Lost for Words by Natalie Russell...

Created on Thursday, 30 May 2013. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I was asked recently by a teacher in a primary school about whether a child using an iPad with Proloqu2Go for communication could use the text she created within the app for story writing and recording her written work. At the time, the only way to do this was by creating a page for 'st...

Created on Thursday, 04 April 2013. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Does your child like music? Do they love wading through your iPad music library to find their favourite tunes, perhaps deleting your favourites on the way?! Help is at hand, from a cool little app called Kidzik and it only costs £1.49! The app allows you to creat...