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    Created on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Building on the success of last year's virtual ASL and Technology conference we are hosting the conference again online on 16th June 2021. We fully expect to attract hundreds of people who are working in all education sectors with pupils/ students with Additional Support needs as well as those h...

    Created on Thursday, 18 June 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    A really big thank you to everyone who signed up for our virtual ASN and Technology Conference this week.  Due to Covid-19, we were unable to host our scheduled conferences in Glasgow and Edinburgh so made the decision to move it online.   We had the amazing total of 570 people sign up at ...

    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 Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    Due to Covid-19 our annual Additional Support for Learning and Technology conference which was scheduled to take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow will now be held online on Tuesday 16th June 2020. We are delighted to still be able to offer this opportunity for anyone in education working with pupils w...

    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 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 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 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...