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October 2017

New and Revised iPad App Wheels

To coincide with the Dyslexia Scotland Educational Conference on Saturday 28th October, we have updated our iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties wheel and will be launching a new wheel, iPad Apps for Learners with Dyscalculia / Numeracy Difficulties. Both can be downloaded from the Downloads section of our web site.

Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN)

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of a new infograph/poster; Making the most of PDFs and Adobe Acrobat Reader for learners with additional support needs (ASN).

MyStudyBar version 4

CALL Scotland is pleased to announce the release of MyStudyBar V4. MyStudyBar is designed to support the study cycle from planning and structuring thoughts and ideas to support with reading and writing.

Number Squares

Our third blog for Maths Week Scotland focuses on the use of Number Squares which are a tried and tested tool for helping learners gain confidence and familiarity with working with numbers, particularly in the form of addition squares and multiplication squares.

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.

Dyslexia Awareness Week (for Scotland), 6th - 11th November

The theme of Dyslexia Awareness Week is 'Positive about dyslexia'. Visit the site to find ways to get involved.

EduTech Autumn2017 Conference, 23rd November - Glasgow

Conference with leading experts discussing how the latest technology can help engage pupils, enhance the classroom experience and encourage innovative new approaches to teaching, inside as well as outside the classroom.

What we're reading

Who's Afraid of AAC? by Alison Battye

A concise guide to AAC in the UK, aimed at Speech and Language Therapists, educators and carers who support people who use AAC.

The Pragmatics Profile for People who use AAC

A resource to allow clinicians to successfully describe a person’s functional communication skills rather than focusing on a linguistic model of description such as ‘client is at a 3 word level’. This resource was designed to allow clinicians to better define which skills need developing and in turn contribute to better quality targets for individuals using AAC.

Assistive Technology Specialist Role-Competencies Framework

A framework of competencies that relate to the assistive technology specialist role within a specialised Augmentative Communication Aids (AAC) and specialised Environmental Control (EC) service.