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Claire Harrison

My role involves: assessment and support of individual learners and research and development projects.

Ten Tips for Tar Heel Reader

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 7th February, 2024

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs AAC

Ten Tips for Tar Heel Reader is a new quick video explaining how to use many of the features of the popular online digital library.

Our new 8-week Literacy and Complex Needs course is live!

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 30th January, 2024

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs

Book your space on our 8-week online learning course with weekly live and interactive workshops.

A Quick Guide to the CALL Bookbug Writing Activities

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 25th August, 2023

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs Eye Gaze

Explore the CALL library of early writing Bookbug resources for Eye Gaze and Switch users. Find out about the different types of writing supports and activities that have been created for learners with access needs.

Five ideas for Free Back to School Supports

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 17th August, 2023

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs Autism Spectrum Conditions

A selection of free-to-use toolkits, ideas and visual supports for learners starting the new school year.

Ideas for Creating Art via Eye Gaze

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 27th June, 2023

Category Eye Gaze Severe & Complex Support Needs

This blog explores some accessible digital art tools, primarily for learners who are exploring eye gaze access. It’s by no means a comprehensive overview, and we welcome feedback about software and apps that work well for your learners.

Celebrate World Book Day with Ideas for Accessible Books

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 28th February, 2023

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs Physical Support Needs

This Thursday, March 2nd, is World Book Day, an annual event to celebrate books and reading marked in over 100 countries worldwide. If you support a learner with Complex Needs who cannot access a printed copy of a book, what are some options for making adaptions, whether low-tech or digital?

Looking for ready-Made festive resources for learners with Complex Needs?

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 1st December, 2022

Category Severe & Complex Support Needs

Somehow it’s December 1st already, and it’s always a busy month in schools. So as a timesaver here's a collation of (mostly) free (mostly) symbol-supported holiday-themed activities for learners with Complex Needs. There’s some great stuff out there, from Sensory Stor...

Some Switch Access Options for Playing Music

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 10th October, 2022

Category Communication Support Needs Assistive Technology

On a visit to a specialist base in a mainstream secondary last week, we explored some options for extending and developing a learner's switch access skills. I thought it might be helpful to share some of the technology tools we tried and compare their different features. This is by no means...

New - Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2023 Grid 3 Writing Resources

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 28th September, 2022

Category Symbols Books for All

Once again, we’ve created a set of Grid 3 writing activities to accompany the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2023, based on the three books that will be gifted to every Primary One learner during Book Week Scotland in November. Anyone with a copy of Grid 3 software can download these writing activ...

Five Simple Assistive Technology Ideas

Posted by Claire Harrison on the 26th August, 2022

Here in Scotland, learners returned to their classrooms this week and last.  There’s some great stuff to be spotted via social media; teaching ideas and resources from simple assistive technology solutions to AAC resources for learners. So here are five nifty things for your information a...

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