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Supporting Dyslexic Learners Using iPads (upper Primary / High School)

In this half day course, participants will learn how the in-built features of the iPad can help someone with dyslexia to become a successful, independent learner. There will be opportunities for everyone to have hands on practice with our training iPads to explore text to speech, speech recognition, predictive text, colour overlays, spellchecking and typing feedback. We will match all the areas of difficulties that someone with dyslexia has to a feature of the iPad or an app that can support them. There will be lots of practical ideas and strategies given on using the iPad as well as time to explore literacy support apps, apps for organisation and using multi media apps for showcasing and sharing work.



3rd October 2019
University of Edinburgh

Half-day course
(9:30am - 12:30pm)

What you will learn

  • To acquire the technological skills to be able to support a pupil with dyslexia
  • To demonstrate how the assistive features of an iPad can help someone with literacy difficulties work independently
  • To establish which educational apps are effective for someone with dyslexia and to create bespoke activities
  • To plan implementation of iPads in the classroom to support pupils with additional support needs

Who is the seminar and workshop aimed at?

  • Class teachers, Support for Learning teachers, Pupil Support Assistants (both Primary and Secondary)
  • Dyslexia tutors / Anyone supporting someone with dyslexia
  • Parents of school age children with dyslexia

Meet your presenter(s)

Shirley Lawson
Assistive Technology and ASN Officer

I bring my teaching experience into my role at CALL as Development Officer for Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs. I lead the CALL Scotland Professional Learning and am focussing on providing a programme of relevant, quality assistive technology training to those working with children and young people with additional support needs and / or disabilities.

About the day

  • Duration: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Registration: Room 1.20, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
  • Refreshments: Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout.