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Dragon Naturally Speaking

Dragon Naturally Speaking software is the premium software for this speech recognition and is being successfully used in schools all over Scotland.  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 will be a supported, hands on, practical session for participants.  You will learn about Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software then be able to test it out using PC laptops and headsets. The newer version of the software that we will be using requires no training which means that participants will get straight into creating a profile, dictating and editing text. 

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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 to create a profile, dictate and edit text using your voice;
  • How Dragon Naturally Speaking software can be used for multiple purposes including assessments / digital exams;
  • 10 Golden Rules for Speech recognition;
  • The most used / useful commands when using Dragon software.

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.