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Closing the Attainment Gap Using Digital Technologies to Support Learners with Additional Support Needs

Good use of assistive technology (hardware, software, apps) is important to help raise attainment for learners with additional support needs. When working towards creating an inclusive learning environment, consideration should be given as to the role technology will play and how staff will learn the skills to then be able to fully support their learners.

On this course we will provide guidance and support on how to create an environment where assistive technology is utilised practically and readily. We will showcase a range of technologies and demonstrate how they can be used to enable students with additional support needs to become independent, successful learners. And we will look at the wider issues of matching the right technology with the needs of students using assessment and evaluation methods.



6th September 2018
University of Edinburgh

What you will learn

    Who is the seminar aimed at?

    • Teachers, both primary and secondary (including pre-school)
    • Senior Management, both primary and secondary
    • Higher and Further Education staff / management

    Meet your presenter(s)

    Shirley Lawson
    Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

    I bring my teaching experience into my role at CALL as Development Officer for Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs. I lead the CALL Scotland Professional Learning and am focussing on providing a programme of relevant, quality assistive technology training to those working with children and young people with additional support needs and / or disabilities.

    What the research says



    About the day


    • Room: , University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ