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Developing Numeracy Skills for Learners with Complex Needs

Unsure of how to plan and deliver motivating, meaningful and engaging numeracy activities with your class of Complex Needs Learners? This workshop will provide a range of practical ideas and tools rooted in the latest research and best practice.

Participants will learn about the development and progression of early mathematical skills and concepts and consider how these relate to children and young people with complex additional support needs.

This online workshop will give participants the opportunity to engage with the research and explore practical ideas and tools for putting it into practice. We will explore creative ways of adapting and innovating in order to make learning materials more accessible including ideas for using iPad apps, Software and ‘No tech' practical materials as well as switch and eye gaze accessible resources. We will also highlight useful resources, information and websites.



2nd December 2021
University of Edinburgh

Online learning
per person
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

What you will learn

  • Find out about early mathematical skills and progression.
  • Explore how to apply mathematical concepts for learners with complex needs.
  • Learn which software, apps and practical materials can be used to create early level mathematical learning experiences.
  • Consider how to make early level mathematical resources accessible for switch, touch and eye gaze users.
  • Know where to find information, resources and further Professional Learning Opportunities.

Who is the seminar and workshop aimed at?

  • Primary ASN Staff
  • Secondary ASN Staff
  • Special School Staff
  • ITE and PG students, NQTs
  • Parents/Families

Meet your presenter(s)

Claire Harrison
Assistive Technology and Complex Needs Officer

Claire has over 15 years teaching experience in the classroom as a teacher of children and young people with complex needs. Claire joined the CALL team in 2017 as a development officer for assistive technology and complex additional support needs. She is particularly interested in the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills for learners with complex needs.

About the event

  • Duration: 90 minutes, starting at 4:00pm
  • Capacity: Maximum of 20 per workshop.
  • Equipment requirements: Either a Windows PC (or laptop), Mac or tablet device with an internet connection and speakers. Microphone is optional.
  • Weblink for online workshop: This will be emailed to you a week before the event.
  • Preparing for the Webinar: To try and ensure the webinar goes as smoothly as possible for you on the day, we've created a very simple 4 point preparation list that you may wish to follow.


If you have technical problems and are not able to access the Online Learning on the day you will receive an archived recording of the session. No refunds will be given.


Course can be paid for by invoice or debit/credit card.

Card payment: You will recieve an email after your booking from which will contain a payment link.

Invoice: All Authorities are no 'NO PO, NO PAY' so please make arrangements to provide CALL Scotland with a Purchase Order Number from your local authority or school finance system. We will raise an invoice which will be sent directly to your Finance Office.

NB: We will be on the PECOS system as: The University of Edinburgh and NOT CALL Scotland (this is because we use the University's finance systems).