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IPads to Support Language Development

This course will focus on identifying and using apps to support language development for early level communication and literacy for learners of all ages.

We will look at a range of apps from those aimed at screening language comprehension and expressive language to those targeting vocabulary, word types and sentence structure.

We will explore apps that support listening and language skills through picture and symbol support, developing understanding and use of the basic elements of language, working towards simple sentence building.

We will cover techniques for creating personalised resources, with plenty time for hands-on practise. There will opportunity to discuss app selection and to explore different features and access options to meet the needs of individual learners. 

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • Awareness of the apps to support language development and how to select apps to meet learners’ needs
  • Knowledge in using picture/symbol apps for supporting literacy
  • Ability to create and share personalised resources using a range of apps

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

Staff supporting learners with complex communication support needs including:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Severe communication difficulty (speech/language and/or understanding)
  • Speech and Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Delayed and/or disordered communication
  • Learning disability

It is relevant for ASN staff in all sectors of education; Speech and Language Therapists; Social Care support workers; parents.

Our trainers and equipment

CALL Scotland is a registered provider of CPD (PLfind) for all staff working within Curriculum for Excellence or with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Our specialist trainers bring a tailor-made service to your school and will discuss your requirements fully beforehand.

We can provide a set of Windows laptops and iPads, or your equipment can be used, provided that all the appropriate software is installed.


Price guide

SLA: Service Level Agreement ( some Local Authorities have an SLA with CALL Scotland)

SLA Rate
(1 trainer)
Standard Rate
(1 trainer)
SLA rate
(2 trainers)
Standard Rate
(2 trainers)
2 Hours
£305 £360 £470 £580
Half Day
(3 hours)
£320 £390 £520 £615
Full day
(6 hours)
£520 £640 £850 £1035

Additional costs and travel.