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2019

Technology to Support Communication

Starts 29th October, 2024

5-week course which costs
£ 225 per individual

Welcome to this CALL Scotland course on Technology to Support Communication. This is a 5-week self-study course supplemented with 5 online workshops Tuesdays from 4.00 - 5.30pm delivered by the CALL Scotland team.

This course would suit anyone involved with supporting children and young people with communication support needs who are looking to develop their skills and practice.

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About the course

This is an online 5-week course with live workshops on Tuesdays from 4.00 - 5.30 pm delivered by the CALL Scotland team. This course would suit anyone involved with supporting children and young people with communication support needs within a specialist provision, mainstream or special school.

Participants will be asked to reflect on what communication should look like for children and young people with Communication Support Needs. And in doing so, explore technology tools and strategies that support the development of emergent communication skills for pupils with complex access and learning challenges. Participants will explore alternative access to communication technology for learners who use eye gaze, switches and touch and learn about relevant hardware, software and apps for Windows, iPads and Android devices. Participants will be expected to actively engage with the online workshops through discussions and reflective questions.

Course structure and weekly workshops

On completion of the course, you will receive a CALL Scotland (University of Edinburgh) certificate and digital badge as evidence of your learning.

This is an ideal course to undertake as part of professional development, supporting you to make changes to your practice and ultimately improve the pupil experience.

The workshops are recorded so you can review them at your leisure along with the course resources.

Aims of the course

Learning Outcomes

Course tutors

CALL Scotland team members Joanna Courtney, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and Ceanna MacGregor, Specialist AAC Teacher, are your course tutors. Both have many years of experience in supporting children and young people with communication support needs.

Further questions

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions before signing up: joanna.courtney@ed.ac.uk

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