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September 2018

Inclusive Digital Technology - a new professional learning course

If you have an interest in assistive technology and would like to update your professional development, CALL Scotland, in partnership with Edinburgh University’s Professional Learning, is offering a new course; Inclusive Digital Technology (IDT).

Online learning opportunities 2018

There is no end to the demands on teachers’ time and with ever increasing workloads there is pressure to find valuable Professional Learning opportunities. We have listened to the feedback from past course participants and created new online learning opportunities which offer high quality Professional Learning while importantly, saving on time, the cost of travel and staff cover.

AAC in Education: Online Learning Modules Now Available

Do you work with learners using Augmentative and Alternative Communication in education and wish to develop your knowledge, skills and best practice techniques? If so, CALL Scotland have launched their new and unique online learning modules - Supporting Learners with Complex Communication Support Needs, in School. These modules, commissioned by NHS Education Scotland, are free to access and view online.

Grid 3 speaks Scottish! On iPad too!

We are very pleased that Scottish computer voices from CereProc are now available free of charge for Grid 3 and Grid for iPad! It's particularly positive news for guys (loons?), because a male Scottish voice was not available for symbol-based AAC apps until now.

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.

Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference

The fifth annual Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference will take place on Thursday 4 October at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Hosted by Bobath Scotland, the conference is Scotland's only annual event focusing on Cerebral Palsy.

Clicker 7 Breakfast Seminars

Find out why Clicker 7 is already being used in thousands of schools to support children with dyslexia and dyslexic tendencies by going along to one of their FREE breakfast seminars. Each event is conveniently timed from 8.15am to 10.00am, so you'll be back in school by mid-morning. Help yourself to some delicious pastries as well!

What we're reading

The National Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Core Pathway

A National Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Core Pathway for both people who use AAC, and services which provide AAC, to support the implementation of Part 4 - Communication Equipment and Support in using that equipment of the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016.

Reading Digital with Low Vision

The ongoing transition to the production and distribution of digital documents brings about new opportunities for people with visual impairment.