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May 2022

A communication and assistive technology newsletter

Your newsletter for May

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

Want to learn more about Dyslexic Learners and Technology?

Despite having so many more laptops, chromebooks and iPads in the hands of learners there is still a lack of information and training being provided to teachers on how to make the most of these devices to support dyslexic learners.

Great opportunities to learn about Technology with the CALL team!

Delivering our Professional Learning online has allowed us to reach a far greater number of people and have a wider geographical audience. We have been delighted to share our expertise with teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Support for Learning staff, parents, students and external professionals involved with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Apps to convert printed text to digital format - which one is best?

A question we often get asked at CALL is about converting paper or printed worksheets to digital format that can be read aloud using text-to-speech by a device such as an iPad or Android.

Online spelling checkers - which one is best?

Iím a touch-typist but Iím forever making typos (and the odd genuine spelling mistake) so I find spell checkers invaluable.

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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Upcoming events

Some events for your diary.

ASL and Technology Online Conference 2022

For those interested in technology to assist students with Additional Support Needs

CM Study Day, in person and via Zoom

Study Days explore a single aspect of AAC and provide a great learning opportunity.

What we're reading

Special Educational Needs Support Review

The second report in the Tes Education Insights series focuses on the developments in the school special educational needs provision market in the past 12 months, including a full analysis of how businesses and suppliers - as well as educational services - will be impacted by the policy changes in the UK.