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Teaching Autistic Learners Using Assistive Technology

There are many different kinds of assistive technology that can support an individual with autism whether it is a bespoke communication device, an communication app on an iPad, a laptop with assistive software to support writing activities or a digital recorder to take notes or set with reminders. It can address many of the barriers an individual with autism faces. In our experience, many children and young people with autism can be supported successfully to achieve their learning objectives if they have the right tools at hand combined with good teaching strategies and encouragement.

On this course, we will explore a wide range of assistive technologies to support communication and the understanding of language, social interaction, literacy, making choices, organisation, concentration and to regulate well-being. CALL Scotland\'s specialist Speech and Language Therapist and teaching staff will deliver relevant, hands on training and facilitate group discussion on classroom strategies that work.

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28th February 2019
University of Edinburgh

Half-day course
£50
(9:30am - 12:30pm)

What you will learn

    There are many different kinds of assistive technology that can support an individual with autism whether it is a bespoke communication device, an communication app on an iPad, a laptop with assistive software to support writing activities or a digital recorder to take notes or set with reminders. It can address many of the barriers an individual with autism faces. In our experience, many children and young people with autism can be supported successfully to achieve their learning objectives if they have the right tools at hand combined with good teaching strategies and encouragement.

    On this full day course, we will explore a wide range of assistive technologies to support communication and the understanding of language, social interaction, literacy, making choices, organisation, concentration and to regulate well-being. CALL Scotland's specialist Speech and Language Therapist and teaching staff will deliver relevant, hands on training and facilitate group discussion on classroom strategies that work.

Who is the seminar and workshop aimed at?

  • Class teachers, Support for Learning teachers and Additional Support Needs staff/ assistants
  • Family support workers, social workers, NHS personnel
  • Parents and other family members

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.