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Created on Thursday, 12 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

  As you will know, it's Comic Relief's Red Nose Day tomorrow! Download a Red Nose Day symbol board to enable pupils with Additional Support Needs to take part fully in all the fundraising shenanigans! -this can be used as a printable low tech board or as an overlay for a G...

Created on Thursday, 05 March 2015. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2015! The awards are run by The Scottish Book Trust and the winners were announced at an Awards Ceremony at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on the 4th March 2015 in front of 600 school children. The winner for e...

Created on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Do these sound familiar? In everyday activity and play, I explore and make choices to develop my learning and interests. I am encouraged to use and share my experiences. HWB 0-19a I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a ...

Created on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

There is a great 'cause and effect level' iPad app called 'Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box,' which costs £1.99 from the App Store. It's a lovely early level app for those who are beginning to interact with a touch screen. It would also be very nice projected...

Created on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

Do you work with children with a print disability, who need access to switch accessible early level Picture Books? Do you find it hard to find time to create new story resources using PowerPoint? Well, here's some good news....we've done it for you! For the past 6 years CA...

Created on Thursday, 09 October 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I've been trying out the new MyGaze eye tracker from Inclusive Technology. Looks like it's going to be a very useful and affordable tool for therapy departments, schools and individual pupils, with the basic package of the eye tracker and EyeMouse Play software coming i...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

As well as now being able to download individual activities from CALL's Keep Talking book, there are now 'communication game choice boards' available to download for each section. These are made up from the symbols assigned to each activity within the book and can be found underneath...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

I was in a school yesterday assessing a pupil. He is working on book 1A from the TeeJay Maths scheme. His hand writing is poor and liable to get worse with time and as the amount of writing he has to tackle increases throughout Secondary. I showed his teacher the Books For All database and sh...

Created on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

In a recent blog post, Gillian mentioned using PCS within the GoTalk Now app to create two communication activities 'Scavenger Hunt' and 'I went to the shops and I bought.' These and many more communication games can be found in CALL's 'Keep Talking' Book, availab...