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Identifying assistive technology for late primary learners with dyslexia

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 9th February, 2023

Category Dyslexia

There are lots of technology tools that can help a student with dyslexia so how do we work out which, if any, are likely to be helpful? This article and accompanying online course looks at how we identify and introduce appropriate technology to support learners with dyslexia.

A true story of a dyslexic learner's journey - from primary to National 5s

Posted by Craig Mill on the 7th February, 2023

Category Dyslexia Text-to-Speech

This is a true story about a learning journey that revolves around a pupil who was identified as dyslexic when she was in primary school. The story involves Anna (not her real name) a pupil in p5, her mum, her teachers, the local authority and the involvement of CALL Scotland.

A technology guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom

Posted by Craig Mill on the 2nd February, 2023

Category Dyslexia Speech Recognition

Technology can make a big difference for pupils with literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia. Modern devices have built-in tools that are ubiquitous, easy-to-use and free! This article highlights a new technology poster/guide to support pupils with dyslexia.

The hidden reading support gem in Windows

Posted by Craig Mill on the 17th January, 2023

Category Dyslexia Text-to-Speech

This guide explores the speech tool which is part of Windows Magnifier. It explains where to find it and how it can be used.

Looking for an exciting and innovative course in technology?

Posted by Craig Mill on the 12th January, 2023

Category Assistive Technology

This innovative and exciting 10-week online course is aimed at educators who would like to increase their knowledge on how technology can expand educational opportunities for learners with Additional Support Needs.

The benefits of word prediction to support learners with writing difficulties

Posted by Craig Mill on the 11th January, 2023

Category Dyslexia Text-to-Speech

Word prediction or predictive text offers suggested words and phrases which closely match the first few letters that have been typed. It can help to reduce the number of keystrokes, by predicting the word you are typing, and the next word based on word frequency and context of what is being typed.

Opportunity to Recognise Excellence at AAC Awards 2023

Posted by Gillian McNeill on the 9th January, 2023

Category AAC

Communication Matters, the UK wide organisation for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) have recently announced that nominations are open for the national AAC Awards 2023. Held every two years, the purpose is to celebrate and recognise contribution to the world of AAC by either an AAC u

Voice Typing opens a whole new world of writing!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 5th January, 2023

Category Dyslexia Speech Recognition

Do you have learners who can give you an answer orally but never transfer this down onto paper or into digital text? Do you need support on getting started with Speech Recognition? This course on 19th January will be perfect for you.

Free Professional Learning in 2023!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 6th December, 2022

In an ideal world we would like to provide all our Professional Learning for free. We feel it is important and essential that there is a raised awareness of how transforming assistive technology can be to learners with Additional Support Needs. And for that reason, we want to spread the word through...

Free brilliant software tools to support writing

Posted by Craig Mill on the 1st December, 2022

Category Dyslexia

Following on from an article I wrote on free software to support reading, this guide highlights some useful tools to help struggling writers. Rather than focus solely on Windows, here I explore technology that can be used across the 3 most popular devices: Windows, iPads and Chromebooks. &...

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