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Speech Recognition Software

There has been a lot of interest in speech recognition recently in Scotland, partly because the technology is now more common and better, and partly because of the introduction of the National Literacy assessment, where scribes cannot be used for assessment of writing, but technology, including speech recognition, can.

This course introduces the different options for speech recognition software / apps (such as Dragon Naturally Speaking software, Windows in-built speech recognition, Google Voice typing and Siri on the iPad) and will explain in full detail how each can be used in the classroom and in an exam setting.  Participants will get hands on experience of trying out speech recognition software (Dragon Naturally Speaking) focussing mainly on its use for assessments or digital exam papers.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • What is speech recognition software and how to use it
  • What type of student would benefit from its use
  • Practical advice, tips and guidance on supporting students to use it
  • How speech recognition can be used in assessments / digital exams
  • 10 Golden Rules for Speech recognition
  • Advice on which option would be right for your student / your school

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

  • Teachers;
  • Support for Learning staff;
  • Support assistants.

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.