Blog Posts tagged: additional support needs

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Celebrating the IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities

Scottish Book Trust were fortunate to receive IBBY Collection of Books for Young People with Disabilities during Book Week Scotland. Discover more about the collection and read about a few of our favourites in Emma Dunn's blog.

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Apps to support storytelling for pupils with additional support needs

Shirley Lawson from CALL Scotland explores the different apps available to assist story creation for pupils with additional support needs.

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Accessible Reading: Using an Android device to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland explores the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Accessible Reading: Using an iPad to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland shares the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019: Accessible books and symbol resources

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help children with communication difficulties explore the books - find out more in this blog post.

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Journeys with Julia: Interdisciplinary Learning at Castleview School

Castleview School in Stirling were our Schools Champions for Julia Donaldson's recent Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. Inspired by Julia's books, the classes explored the theme of 'Journeys' through fantastic, cross-curricular projects!

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What Makes a Good Children's Book App?

There is sometimes a misconception that screen time is bad for our children's development as readers. But the argument shouldn't be about the amount of screen time - it should be about the quality of the experience children and parents have when reading a book app. In this blog post, Bev Humphrey outlines her criteria for a quality digital reading experience.

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Strategies and Tools for Pupils with Additional Support Needs

Pupils with additional support needs can benefit from a range of different strategies, depending on their particular requirements. In this blog post, Shirley Lawson of CALL Scotland outlines some fantastic strategies, texts and tools that can help pupils with ADHD, dyslexia and autism.

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Bookbug Detective: Books for Visually Impaired Children

Bookbug Detective recommends some great books for blind or visually impaired children.

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Taking part in the #Bookbug Prize in Additional Support Needs Settings

It's not too late to register your pupils to vote for the country's favourite picture book in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize! This fantastic project is a great way to build a lifelong love of reading, and in this blog post, Siobhan Fraser of the Mary Russell School tells us how she used the prize to help pupils with additional support needs.

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