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14th February, 2023

CALL Scotland

CALL Scotland
A Communication and Assistive Technology Newsletter

14th February, 2023

The CALL Scotland team have been working from home as much as possible. If you need to get in touch please phone the main answerphone on 0131 651 6236 or email call.scotland@ed.ac.uk and we will get back to you.

Our latest blogs

A true story of a dyslexic learner's journey - from primary to National 5s

This is a true story about a learning journey that revolves around a pupil who was identified as dyslexic when she was in primary school. The story involves Anna (not her real name) a pupil in p5, her mum, her teachers, the local authority and the involvement of CALL Scotland.

Identifying assistive technology for late primary learners with dyslexia

There are lots of technology tools that can help a student with dyslexia so how do we work out which, if any, are likely to be helpful? This article and accompanying online course looks at how we identify and introduce appropriate technology to support learners with dyslexia.

A true story of an AAC user's journey - from low tech to high tech eye gaze

How do we introduce and develop communication technology with learners who have complex communication and access needs? This is a true story of an AAC user’s journey-from simple communication technology to high tech eye gaze access for communication and literacy.

A technology guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom

Technology can make a big difference for pupils with literacy difficulties arising from dyslexia. Modern devices have built-in tools that are ubiquitous, easy-to-use and free! This article highlights a new technology poster/guide to support pupils with dyslexia.

Training courses

90 minute Online Learning workshops - £40 per person per workshop.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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And finally...

ASL and Technology Online Conference 2023

CALL Scotland is hosting another fantastic ASL and Technology online conference on 14th June 2023 offering a range of Assistive Technology workshops from suppliers, practitioners and the CALL team. Only £5 to register!

Free webinar: Scottish Education Pupil Support Staff Engagement Programme

Everyone who supports pupils in early learning and child care settings (ELC) and school communities is encouraged to attend to share their views. Part of the consultation will be on what Professional Learning you would like to undertake - this is your chance to say that you need more support with using technology to support your learners with ASN.

ITAKOM 23 Conference - focused on the far-reaching concept of neurodiversity

There will be over 50 speakers including experts on neurodiversity in the workplace, neuroscientists, campaigners, clinicians, comedians; actors, artists and activists to name just a few. All of them will be providing insights into how to better understand our differences, capture the richness of neurodiversity, and provide effective support.

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