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Created on Monday, 11 December 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

The Communication Trust has been funded by the Department for Education to conduct a research project on the effective teaching of literacy for pupils who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Part of the project is a national survey around practices and experiences for any...

Created on Friday, 07 July 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new guide; Making the most of Microsoft Word 2016 to support learners with literacy difficulties.  The guide explores some of the tools in the latest version of Word 2016 that can be used to support literacy and other additional support need...

Created on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

We’re finishing off our week of blogging about National Digital Learning Week 2017 by considering some of the ways Assistive Technology can help learners with literacy difficulties.  As a former children’s bookseller I’m a big fan of children’s literature and m...

Created on Thursday, 09 March 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

Did you know that Macs have a range of built-in tools to help with literacy difficulties? This new guide will take you through some of the tools that can help to support Mac users with reading and writing.  The Mac operating system is often abbreviated as ‘OS X’ or ‘macOS&rsq...

Created on Friday, 30 September 2016. Posted by Craig Mill

There are three new features in iOS 10 that have the potential to make a big difference for learners with literacy difficulties such as dyslexia and also for those with visual difficulties.  Typing Feedback Highlight Content  Display Accommodations    They can all be found in &...

Created on Friday, 10 October 2014. Posted by 

Great -  a clear statement and short / simple explanation from AAC guru Carol Zangari about when to use and when not to use symbols in literacy tasks. To support comprehension and communication around the meaning of a text - use 'em to the full, they will help the learner to engag...

Created on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. Posted by 

Repeated exposure to the same story book is better for child language development than lots of different stories. Interesting new research findings from the University of Sussex about how children learn and retain new words. I remember researching this and advocating repeated use of the same few...

Created on Monday, 01 April 2013. Posted by 

Wow! just wanted to share info about the stunning interactive story App for iPad that I just stumbled across - The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. To me, this is what an interactive story App should be like - all the best of both a short film and a story book , somehow brilliantl...

Created on Wednesday, 22 August 2012. Posted by Craig Mill

If you are interested in using the iPad to support your pupils then you will probably be familiar with the large number of websites that have appeared over the past year offering ‘lists of Apps’ to support a range of difficulties including communication, literacy, numeracy etc. Some exa...