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Severe & Complex Support Needs

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.

Why is digital learning not considered in the ASL Action Plan?

Posted by Paul Nisbet on the 18th August, 2023

Category Assistive Technology Severe & Complex Support Needs

Digital learning and assistive technology have huge potential for pupils with additional support needs, but are not addressed in the ASL Action Plan. This blog discussed what actions should be included in the Plan.

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.

CALL offers two 5 week courses for Autumn 2023!

Posted by Shirley Lawson on the 13th April, 2023

Category Dyslexia Severe & Complex Support Needs

CALL have two 5 week self study courses starting in Autumn 2023. The 5 week Technology to support dyslexia course is in its third year and the new one on offer will a 5 week course on Technology to support reading and writing for learners with complex needs.

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...

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