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Created on Friday, 01 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

There are so many web sites and online sources offering information and advice for parents that I hesitate to add to them, but in speaking to many folk I find that not everyone is aware of what is out there. Here are a few if you're struggling to find help.   Information and advice is good ...

Created on Wednesday, 29 April 2020. Posted by Claire Harrison

With the first edition of our App Wheel for Learners with Complex Needs first being published over a year ago, it’s now had its first refresh and update. The Complex Needs Wheel of Apps is in no way comprehensive, there just wouldn’t be a wheel big enough! What we’ve tried to do is...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

Teaching and learning at home is pretty much brand new for all of us - so how do we actually do it? Two teachers give some really useful insights for educators, parent/carers and learners. How do we teach and learn at home? When schools closed two weeks before the Easter holidays, there was very lit...

Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with numeracy. Doorway Online – Numeracy What is it? Doorway Online is a free resource which offers a range of colourful, engaging, interactive, and accessible l...

Created on Friday, 24 April 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with literacy difficulties. Clicker 8 What is it? Clicker 8 is a child-friendly word processor, which includes numerous tools to support writing, such as text-to-speech ...

Created on Thursday, 23 April 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you a teacher working from home? Clearly a Yes Are you supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs? Another Yes Do you know how technology can support their learning? Not so many Yes answers to this one Pupils at home - if they are fortunate enough and able to - are using a wide range of t...

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 ...