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    Created on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    We regularly receive enquiries from parents (and schools, acting on their behalf) asking about funding for specialist equipment for learners with additional support needs. If the school or local authority are not able to provide equipment from their regular budgets, e.g. for home use, where should p...

    Created on Friday, 30 March 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The Scottish Government has announced a new Section 10 Grant Scheme providing funding for voluntary / third sector organisations supporting people with sensory impairments and / or people with communication difficulties. Under the Section 10 Grant scheme, the Scottish Government's Assisted Comm...

    Created on Monday, 08 January 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The Scottish Government has announced the opening of the Independent Living Fund Scotland Transition Fund which aims to help young people, between the ages of 16 and 21 living with disabilities, with the transition after leaving school or children's services to be more independent. The maximum ...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    The Pupil Equity Fund is worth £120 million which will be directly allocated to schools to help reduce the poverty attainment gap. In a previous blog I suggested that it could be appropriate to use PEF to invest in Assistive Technology. So is there evidence that Assistive Technology does impac...

    Created on Monday, 20 February 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Scottish Government recently announced the new Pupil Equity Funding scheme which will provide £120 million direct to 2,300 schools across Scotland. The funding is based on the number of learners who are eligible and registered for free school meals and will be around £1200 per pupil. Sho...

    Created on Wednesday, 27 April 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    One hundred children with disabilities, parents and siblings attended the Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland Family Fun Technology Day in Paterson's Land on Saturday 16th April. The Day was hosted by CALL Scotland in conjunction with the other main communication aid services in Sco...

    Created on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted by Allan Wilson

    The Family Fun Technology Day on Saturday 16th April provides an opportunity for the families of children with additional support needs to find out more about how various forms of technology can help, particularly with regard to communication. The event is held at CALL Scotland, Moray House School o...

    Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    £1.5m is now available for schools and clusters to help reduce barriers to learning for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes learners with additional support needs.  The fund aims to help enhance a school's capacity to: address barriers to learning caused by...

    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...