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Empowering Autistic Learners through the use of Assistive Technology


28th March, 2024 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

Do you have autistic learners who need to use technology to engage with learning?

Discover the transformative world of technology in assisting autistic learners within the classroom. This course is designed to equip educators and support professionals with the knowledge and tools to enhance the learning experience for autistic learners.

In this course, you will explore a wide range of technologies, from built in accessibility features to specialised apps, extensions and software that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of autistic individuals. Learn how to create inclusive and engaging digital environments that promote communication, social skills, and academic development.

Through a blend of practical demonstrations and interactive exercises, you will gain insights into the latest research and best practices in the field. Join Kirsteen on this course as she shares her experiences and knowledge on how to create a more inclusive and accessible learning experience for all.

This course was held on the 28th March, 2024 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • How to use literacy support software to engage autistic learners.
  • How to use symbol software to create visual schedules and timetables.
  • How to encourage communication and participation using technologies.
  • How to use symbol or text based iPad communication app to increase independence.
  • Where technologies can support the SCERTS framework model to develop social communication and emotional regulation.

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Class teachers and Pupil Support Assistants
  • ASN Teachers, Support for Learning Teachers
  • Special School Teachers
  • Early Learning and Childcare Practitioners

Meet your presenter(s)

Kirsteen Steven
Assistive Technology and Additional Support Needs Teacher

My day-to-day role includes the assessment and support of individual learners, development, promotion and delivery of professional learning, and creating website content. In my role of leading the Professional Learning Programme at CALL Scotland I will focus on ensuring that we continue to provide relevant and quality training on assistive technologies to colleagues working with children and young people with additional support needs and/or disabilities.

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