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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...

Created on Thursday, 10 June 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

Building on the success of our current online learning workshops, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online workshops from August to December 2021. We have created a schedule covering a wide range of assistive technologies which can support pupils with diverse learning needs. ...

Created on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

We are starting to get excited about this year's virtual ASL and Technology conference which we are hosting online on 16th June 2021. Now that registration is open, bookings are coming in steadily and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Scotland, the rest of the UK, Irela...

Created on Friday, 09 April 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

I have been working with a group of teachers who are using OneNote Class Notebooks to share resources with pupils who have been at home during lockdown.  Although many pupils have returned to school there are still those who are not able to due to health (both physical and mental) reasons. ...

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

Building on the success of last year's virtual ASL and Technology conference we are hosting the conference again online on 16th June 2021. We fully expect to attract hundreds of people who are working in all education sectors with pupils/ students with Additional Support needs as well as those h...

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

When  high-quality, sustained professional learning experiences are undertaken, teachers are more likely to inspire pupils and provide high-quality teaching and learning experiences, enabling learners to achieve their best.  In these challenging times, we must ensure that Professional Lear...

Created on Wednesday, 06 January 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

The use of technology can be so important to a learner struggling with literacy difficulties. With pupils now accessing remote learning and most resources being delivered digitally, knowing how to make the best use of technology can make a huge difference in keeping your dyslexic pupils engaged in&n...

Created on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

 Due to the success of our current online learning workshops focussing on assistive technology to support learners with additional support needs, we are going to continue to deliver Professional Learning online next academic term. Our courses would normally be delivered at the Un...