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IPads and Communication-Picture Apps for Early Level Communication

This course is about identifying and using picture/photo apps to support early level communication and to produce simple resources for learners.

Explore apps featuring personalised pictures/photos with recorded voice output, including apps for photo stories/storytelling, simple communication systems & visual/photo scene displays.

Techniques for editing, managing and sharing photos/videos on the iPad and using these to create personalised resources will be learned.

There will be discussion about app selection and exploration of different features and access options to meet the needs of individual learners.

Apps for producing printed symbol resources and for supporting language development will also be demonstrated.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • Awareness of the simple picture communication apps available and how to select apps to meet learners’ needs
  • How to manage photos and videos on your iPad
  • Creating & sharing personalised resources using picture 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.

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.