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by Allan Wilson

on Wed Dec 02, 2015

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CALL Scotland course,
University of Edinburgh
27th September, 2018

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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 its use in secondary schools. Both days seem to have been popular so we thought we would highlight the course here.

The courses covered a wide range of topics, including:

  • Definitions of dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • Identifying pupils with reading, writing and numeracy difficulties.
  • Software to support basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Portable tools to support literacy and numeracy.
  • Using standard software to support reading.
  • Reducing visual stress.
  • Text to speech support.
  • Accessing electronic textbooks.
  • Software to support writing.
  • Word banks and word prediction.
  • Contextual spellcheckers.
  • Planning, organisation and MindMapping.
  • Speech Recognition.
  • iPads and tablets.
  • Using Google Chrome and Google Apps to support literacy.

Feedback

Feedback on the course was very positive:

  • Really knowledgeable course leaders. Lots of interesting ideas that won’t break the bank!
  • I feel I can use it straight away to support several pupils, but one in particular.
  • Well led and had great ideas to help solve classroom issues for teachers.

In Your Local Authority?

We are sure that this course would be useful for other schools and local authorities - we can easily tailor the contents to your exact requirements. Contact Shirley Lawson, Professonal Learning Coordinator, (Shirley.Lawson@ed.ac.uk, 0131 651 6235) if you would like us to run the course in your local authority.

CALL can provide laptops and iPads, providing lots of opportunities for 'hands-on'. A one-day course with one trainer (for up to 12 participants would cost £495 for a local authority with which CALL Scotland has a service level agreement (SLA), otherwise the cost would be £610. A second trainer would be required for 12 - 24 participants, bringing the costs up to £810 (SLA) or £985 (non-SLA)

 

 

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