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    Created on Wednesday, 06 November 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    I had a phone call recently from a school trying to support an S6 pupil with severe dyslexia who is transitioning to an apprenticeship, involving work in an office environment. He is regarded as being capable and quite bright, but is struggling with reading written instructions and phoning people, w...

    Created on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    A recent article in the Scotsman newspaper told the story of 16 year old Callum Glasgow, a dyslexic pupil at Royal High, achieving five grade As in his Higher exams. How did he manage to do all his school work, revision and interim assessments while experiencing reading and writing difficulties? Pau...

    Created on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. Posted by Allan Wilson

    Most people think that it is good for people with dyslexia to learn to touch type to help them develop writing skills. But how does typing help, what is the evidence for this, and how should people learn to touch type? (This blog accompanies a webinar I am presenting on May 29th on Touch Typing for ...

    Created on Monday, 18 March 2019. Posted by Craig Mill

    MyStudyBar is a suite of free applications assembled into one package to support literacy difficulties. This poster highlights a range of tools in MyStudyBar such as: XMind – a mind mapping tool to help with planning essays and projects. Balabolka – a text-to-speech program which can al...

    Created on Monday, 16 July 2018. Posted by Allan Wilson

    In August thousands of actors, comedians, writers and other creatives will flock to Edinburgh to take part in the various Festivals that enhance the City throughout the month. Many of the performers taking part in the Festivals will have dyslexia or another reading / writing difficulty. The exact na...

    Created on Thursday, 04 January 2018. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Dictate is a speech recognition add-on for Microsoft Office products. Once installed, you can talk aloud in Word, Outlook Mail and PowerPoint and have your words automatically transcribed into the selected field.  Is it any good and how does it compare to software such as Dragon Naturally Speak...

    Created on Thursday, 02 November 2017. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Last Wednesday (October 25th) we welcomed almost 100 practitioners from across Scotland to the SQA Digital Question Paper Focus Group. This annual (free) event again provided a great opportunity for staff to meet with colleagues from other schools and to discuss the use of technology in examinations...

    Created on Thursday, 26 October 2017. Posted by Allan Wilson

    To coincide with the Dyslexia Scotland Educational Conference on Saturday 28th October, we have updated our iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties wheel and will be launching a new wheel, iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia / Numeracy Difficulties. Both can be do...

    Created on Monday, 23 October 2017. Posted by Craig Mill

    CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN). The infograph/poster highlights some of the built-in tools available in the free PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Maki...