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Created on Monday, 23 May 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Despite having so many more laptops, chromebooks and iPads in the hands of learners there is still a lack of information and training being provided to teachers on how to make the most of these devices to support dyslexic learners. Do you know what built in accessibility features can revolutionise ...

Created on Tuesday, 03 May 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Delivering our Professional Learning online has allowed us to reach a far greater number of people and have a wider geographical audience. We have been delighted to share our expertise with teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Support for Learning staff, parents, students and external professionals i...

Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

CALL Scotland’s ASL and Technology Conference 2022 is taking place online on Thursday 16th June. This conference is aimed primarily at anyone working in education with pupils with Additional Support Needs but also will be relevant to those supporting students with disabilities in Further and H...

Created on Thursday, 03 February 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Many pupils with reading difficulties continue to be provided with paper-based resources in the form of books, worksheets and printed materials.  These print-disabled pupils are at a disadvantage now because they are not able to access the information on the paper in the same way their peers wh...

Created on Wednesday, 12 January 2022. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Each year we create a Professional Learning calendar based on the training needs of teachers, Learning support staff, Pupil Support Assistants as well as professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists. We use our course evaluations to determine what further training is required as well as iden...

Created on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Do you wish you had the time to explore how to best use technology to benefit your learners with Additional Support Needs? Do you feel that technology is evolving and you feel anxious that you are getting left behind? Don't worry! Be assured this is a very common feeling and it’s not just ...

Created on Tuesday, 09 November 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are excited about our new line up of webinars for January – June 2022 and proud to be able to continue to offer them at no cost to everyone. These 20 - 30 minute webinars span a range of assistive technology topics and are ideal Professional Learning for anyone working with children an...

Created on Monday, 04 October 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you working in a school where there are more devices than ever before in the hands of your learners? Have you had time to explore the assistive features on these devices which can support learners with Additional Support Needs? Probably the answer is no and that is not surprising knowing that As...

Created on Wednesday, 01 September 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Are you supporting pupils with Additional Support Needs who are using iPads, chromebooks or Windows laptops? Have you been provided with specific assistive technology training and support to do this effectively? We know and appreciate the vital role Pupil Support Assistants play in supporting learne...