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ICT and Dyslexia

This course looks at a variety of tools and techniques that can be used to support learners with dyslexia and other reading and/or writing difficulties. The main focus of the course is on software for Windows-based PCs, but there are also references to iPads, tablets and other technology. 

It can be offered with a focus on how technology can be used to support dyslexic pupils in either primary schools, or in secondary schools.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • Definitions of dyslexia and dyscalculia.
  • How to identify pupils with reading, writing and numeracy difficulties.
  • Use of software and portable tools to support basic literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Use of standard software to support reading.
  • How to reduce visual stress.
  • Use of text to speech software.
  • Accessing electronic textbooks.
  • Using specialist software, including word banking, word prediction, contextual spellcheckers, mindmapping and speech recognition to support writing.
  • Use of iPads, tablets and Google / Google Chrome apps to support literacy.

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

  • Support for Learning staff.
  • Teachers working with pupils who have dyslexia / reading and writing difficulties.

Our trainers and equipment

CALL Scotland is a registered provider of CPD (PLfind) for all staff working within Curriculum for Excellence or with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Our specialist trainers bring a tailor-made service to your school and will discuss your requirements fully beforehand.

We can provide a set of Windows laptops and iPads, or your equipment can be used, provided that all the appropriate software is installed.


Price guide

PP=Partnership Package, SLA=Service Level Agreement

Standard Rate
(1 trainer)
Standard Rate
(2 trainers)
(1 trainer)
PP/SLA rate
(2 trainers)
Full day £610 £985 £495 £810
(9:00am - 12:30pm)
£370 £585 £305 £495
(1:30pm - 5:00pm)
£370 £585 £305 £495
(2 hours)
£340 £555 £290 £445

Additional costs and travel.

What others say about our courses

Really knowledgeable course leaders. Lots of interesting ideas that won’t break the bank!

Teacher, Renfrewshire