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    Created on Friday, 12 June 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Learners who use technology to read and access text need their textbooks in a digital format - so where can we get digital textbooks? Find out in this blog. Many learners with additional support needs have difficulty with ordinary paper textbooks and learning materials. Perhaps your son or daughter ...

    Created on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    With so many children and young people learning at home through digital technology, it's vital that digital learning resources are properly accessible for all learners, including those with Additional Support Needs. Here's some hints and tips on how to do it. Why must our digital learning r...

    Created on Friday, 01 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    There are so many web sites and online sources offering information and advice for parents that I hesitate to add to them, but in speaking to many folk I find that not everyone is aware of what is out there. Here are a few if you're struggling to find help.   Information and advice is good ...

    Created on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Teaching and learning at home is pretty much brand new for all of us - so how do we actually do it? Two teachers give some really useful insights for educators, parent/carers and learners. How do we teach and learn at home? When schools closed two weeks before the Easter holidays, there was very lit...

    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 Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    On Monday, Scottish Government published guidance for home learning and suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Yesterday I posted about colour overlays. Today here's an introduction to text-to-speech. Why...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Gillian McNeill

    We are into another week with learners out of school and are hearing of parents of children and young people with additional support needs, seeking resources to use at home. Therefore, in this blog I’d like to focus on symbol resources for learners with communication support needs, to communic...

    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 Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Playing games is (or should be) fun, motivating and sociable. Here are some offers of games-based digital learning for use at home during Covid-19 school closures.  Sumdog Sumdog offers online maths and spelling games-based practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school c...