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April 2020

ASL and Technology conference moves online!

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

COVID-19 Support for all

We are here to provide technology advice and support for teachers and for parents of pupils with Additional Support Needs and you can do it in a variety of ways.

Updated Wheel of Apps for Learners with Complex Needs

With the first edition of our App Wheel for Learners with Complex Needs first being published over a year ago, it’s now had its first refresh and update. The Complex Needs Wheel of Apps is in no way comprehensive, there just wouldn’t be a wheel big enough!

Learning at home - help for parents

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.

Training courses

At our University of Edinburgh training centre.

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Free webinars

30 minute online workshops delivered to your desktop.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Online ASL and Technology Conference 2020

Due to Covid-19, this conference is now online! A conference of technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs.

What we're reading

Coronavirus (COVID-19): supporting pupils, parents and teachers - learning during term 4

Guidance to help support continuity in children and young people’s learning in Term 4, following the closure of schools in March 2020 due to COVID-19

Parent Club

Parent Club offers up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government on your child's health and education. It's full of hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before.

Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee.

Papers provided for their meeting on May 5th provide fascinating insights into the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on vulnerable children in poverty, with additional support needs, or where there are concerns for their wellbeing.