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June 2020

Updated AAC iPad App Wheel Available Now!

The CALL Scotland 'wheel' of Apps provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for individuals with complex communication support needs, who may need to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). First published in 2014, I'm pleased to share now that it has had it's 2020 refresh and update.

Working at Home - Accessing Powerpoint

Teachers in some local authorities have been creating lessons and exercises combining text, images sound and video in Powerpoint for pupils to try at home. This is working well for many learners, but there can be issues depending on the device that is used to view the file, particularly for learners with reading and writing difficulties.

ASL and Technology conference success!

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.

Learning at home - help for parents

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.

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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

Dyslexia Scotland Virtual Education Conference

Keynote speeches and workshops will be pre-recorded, but you will have the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A session with the morning keynote speakers on the day.

What we're reading

Review of additional support for learning implementation

Report from an independent review of the implementation of the additional support for learning legislation which began in September 2019.

Reopening of schools and Early Learning and Childcare settings - FAQ

Parent Club Scotland guide, with all you need to know about the re-opening of schools and early learning centres. Very regularly updated so you can be sure that it has the latest information.

Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines: A handbook for therapists, educators and families

The guidelines are designed for parents, carers, therapists and educators. They help by setting a baseline of good practice in developing the communication skills of people with Rett syndrome.