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November 2021

Looking for an exciting and innovative course in technology and ASN?

If so, then look no further. CALL Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh University’s School of Professional Learning, will be running a 10-week introductory course, starting in February 2022 on technology to support additional support needs in education.

New webinar schedule for 2022!

We are excited about our new line up of webinars for January – June 2022 and proud to be able to continue to offer them at no cost to everyone. These 20 - 30 minute webinars span a range of assistive technology topics and are ideal Professional Learning for anyone working with children and young people with Additional Support Needs.

Can Scottish education be designed to be universal and inclusive?

The second report from the Scottish Government’s International Council of Education Advisors proposes adoption of 'universal design' to create a resilient educational system. What might this mean for learners with additional support needs?

How do I make my slide presentations accessible for my learners?

We’ve had a few queries recently asking how to make PowerPoint accessible, particularly for learners with a visual impairment who use a screen reader.

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.

ONLINE Winter Arts Adventure Workshop for 10 - 16 year olds

Join us for an interactive acting and drawing workshop for young creative folk with dyslexia aged 10 to 16.

What we're reading

Additional support for learning: action plan

An updated ASL action plan, setting out the progress made since October 2020, to deliver against the recommendations made by the review of implementation of additional support for learning.

Education Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority: consultation

A consultation on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland.

Early Reading Comprehension Intervention for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hyperlexia

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and hyperlexia (HPL) have both advanced word reading skills and a reading comprehension disorder, alongside impaired oral language. We developed a unique, parent-supported, tablet-based intervention aiming to improve oral and reading comprehension at the word-, phrase- and sentence-level, for preschoolers with ASD and hyperlexia (ASD + HPL).