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    Created on Friday, 24 April 2020. Posted by Craig Mill

    Home learning resources and software for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Here are 3 great programs to support learners with literacy difficulties. Clicker 8 What is it? Clicker 8 is a child-friendly word processor, which includes numerous tools to support writing, such as text-to-speech ...

    Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Guidance from Scottish Government published yesterday suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help with home learning, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Here's where to find the information on overlays. We'll do text to speech tomorrow. Why ...

    Created on Thursday, 09 April 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

    In these difficult times many parents and teachers are looking for information on how to make the best use of technology that they may have to support a child or young person with additional support needs at home. This is the first of two blogs focuing on some of our information to help such a child...

    Created on Monday, 06 April 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Many schools are using Google Classroom to provide continued education online to pupils at home during this period of school closures. Assuming that pupils have access to a device and wifi (and this is a big assumption…) they will be able to access resources that the teacher uploads, complete...

    Created on Monday, 09 March 2020. Posted by Allan Wilson

    DyslexiFest, organised by Dyslexia Scotland, was held in The Barracks, Stirling on Saturday March 7th 2020. It was described as a "one-stop-pop-up dyslexia" event and included something for everybody with a personal or professional interest in dyslexia. In the morning session I gave a Mast...

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

    “The technology has made such a difference to allow David to take ownership of his own learning and also there have been noticeable improvements in his reading and writing - we can’t begin to tell you the difference having the software and laptop has made” The above quote is from...

    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 ...