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November 2019

Leaving School with Dyslexia

We had a phone call recently from a school trying to support an S6 pupil with severe dyslexia who is transitioning to an apprenticeship, involving work in an office environment. The school was wondering if there was any technology that could help him.

Have your say on ASL in Scotland

Have you got something to say about additional support for learning in Scotland? You have a chance to give your views and experiences by taking part in the ASL Review.

Book Week Scotland-Bookbug Resources

Bookbug P1 Family Bags are being gifted all across Scotland this week! Thank you Scottish Book Trust! For Learners with ASN, you can download accessible versions of the three books from the Books for All website. Your learner must have a Print Disability.

A guide to word prediction

what is word prediction and how can it help to support learners with writing difficulties? What features and tools do word prediction programs offer and which one is best? To answer these questions this new illustrated guide covers the many questions.

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.

BETT 2020, 22nd - 25th January, London.

Paul Nisbet and Shirley Lawson from CALL Scotland will both be presenting seminars at the Education Show.

What we're reading

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

2019 results show an increase in performance for Reading among Scottish pupils who took part, while Maths and Science are at a similar level compared with previous years.

Why is Literacy Critical in AAC?

Karen Erickson, Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA gave a fascinating presentation on Why is Literacy Critical in AAC? at the Communication Matters International AAC conference in September.