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Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

On Monday, Scottish Government published guidance for home learning and suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Yesterday I posted about colour overlays. Today here's an introduction to text-to-speech. Why...

Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

We are into another week with learners out of school and are hearing of parents of children and young people with additional support needs, seeking resources to use at home. Therefore, in this blog I’d like to focus on symbol resources for learners with communication support needs, to communic...

Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Guidance from Scottish Government published yesterday suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help with home learning, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Here's where to find the information on overlays. We'll do text to speech tomorrow. Why ...

Created on Friday, 17 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Connect are running an online survey to gather the voices of parents and carers and the findings after one week give us insight to how families across Scotland are coping with the impact of Covid-19. On Wednesday 1st April, Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) launched a survey ask...

Created on Friday, 10 April 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

iPads and Autism Spectrum Condition / Complex Needs / Communication Support Needs [This is the second of two blogs aiming to help people navigate their way through the large amounts of information on the CALL web site covering the use of iPad technology to help learners with additional support needs...

Created on Thursday, 09 April 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

In these difficult times many parents and teachers are looking for information on how to make the best use of technology that they may have to support a child or young person with additional support needs at home. This is the first of two blogs focuing on some of our information to help such a child...

Created on Wednesday, 08 April 2020. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As Easter Weekend approaches I thought I’d share some NEW Symbolstix symbol resources for parents to use with their children during all the fun! With arts and crafts being a central home learning tool, I’ve made a printable symbol board you can use with your child while decorating a...

Created on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Playing games is (or should be) fun, motivating and sociable. Here are some offers of games-based digital learning for use at home during Covid-19 school closures.  Sumdog Sumdog offers online maths and spelling games-based practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school c...

Created on Monday, 06 April 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Many schools are using Google Classroom to provide continued education online to pupils at home during this period of school closures. Assuming that pupils have access to a device and wifi (and this is a big assumption…) they will be able to access resources that the teacher uploads, complete...