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August 2018

New learning opportunities - 2018/19

Is this the term when you plan to get your head around implementing assistive technology in a move towards providing an inclusive learning environment? Why not start by signing up to our 90 minute Online Learning workshop on 6th September at 4:00pm?


Getting Funding for Equipment

We regularly receive enquiries from parents (and schools, acting on their behalf) asking about funding for specialist equipment for learners with additional support needs. If the school or local authority are not able to provide equipment from their regular budgets, e.g. for home use, where should people go?


Hodder Gibson textbooks on the Books for All Scotland Database

We are sorry to post that Hodder Gibson have asked us to remove their textbooks from the Books for All Scotland Database following allegations of illegal use of their files downloaded from the Database.


Laptops or iPads to Help Pupils with Reading Difficulties?

We recently received an enquiry from a teacher seeking advice on where to get digital books, particularly for maths, for pupils with reading difficulties. She also asked whether the school should use laptops or tablets to support these pupils. I thought I would share my response. What would you choose for your school?


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.

Communication Matters National Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds. 9 - 11 September

The Communication Matters International AAC Conference is the UK's leading annual AAC event, with a diverse programme of plenaries, presentations, posters and exhibitions held over two and a half days.

Early Years Scotland Annual National Conference, Hilton Hotel, Glasgow 15 September

This conference will provide an opportunity to stop and consider how we can best ensure that all young children experience the highest quality provision regardless of the type of setting they attend, including nursery, playgroup, primary school or within a home setting.

What we're reading

Learning Together

Scotlandís national action plan on parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018 - 2021