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Created on Friday, 18 January 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

This is the latest poster in our popular 'App Wheel' series. We receive regular queries about useful iPad apps for complex learning difficulties. This new poster is our response. The 'Wheel of Apps' is not comprehensive, but attempts to identify relevant, useful apps and to categoris...

Created on Thursday, 17 January 2019. Posted by Claire Harrison

Would you like to own a Symbols for All lanyard with positive behaviour support symbols? Our very stylish lanyards featuring the CALL Scotland and Symbols for All logo are now available to buy in the CALL Scotland shop. To purchase one, simply go the services page on the CALL website, click on shop&...

Created on Thursday, 25 October 2018. Posted by Claire Harrison

With most schools back in full swing from the October break, many staff and learners will be turning their thoughts to all things spooky with Halloween just around the corner.  Let's explore some of the ways assisstive technology can support learning & communication in a complex needs c...

Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

CALL Scotland have created a set of symbolised print and interactive resources for learning accross the curriculum. The resources are all made using Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) and are freely accessible to any schools using Boardmaker Software. Using picture symbols as visual supports c...

Created on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

We’re finishing off our week of blogging about National Digital Learning Week 2017 by considering some of the ways Assistive Technology can help learners with literacy difficulties.  As a former children’s bookseller I’m a big fan of children’s literature and m...

Created on Thursday, 04 May 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Do you have BIGmacks, talking buttons or Step-by-Steps lurking dustily at the back of a cupboard in your classroom? Are you confused about the difference between a Smooth Talker and a QuickTalker S? Do you have no idea what any of these are, let alone how and why you would use them?! If so, our...

Created on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Can you believe the 2nd of March 2017 will mark the 20th year of World Book Day? Since 1997 children from all over the world have come together to celebrate this festival of reading and all things book related.  This year, why don’t you enable your learners to become the author...

Created on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Topic themed resources are available to download  from the Boardmaker website. For schools using Boardmaker Studio or Boardmaker Online, those of you who have searched for activities on their community sharing site boardmakeronline.com will know the challenge in  wading through the ma...

Created on Friday, 27 January 2017. Posted by Claire Harrison

Many of you who work with learners who use switches as an access method will be familiar with Ian Bean, who over the years has produced many fabulous switch accessible activities. I’m sure I only have to mention ‘The Dancing Hippo’ and you’ll find yourself absent-mindedly hum...