Blog Posts tagged: additional support needs

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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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Winning Strategies for Developing Pupils' Reading Comprehension Skills

Di Hatchett and Gill Jordan helped to create Project X Comprehension Express, a new programme from Oxford University Press that supports teachers to develop pupils' reading comprehension skills. In this post, we ask Di and Gill about what factors contribute to comprehension, and how teachers can support pupils who are struggling to understand what they read.

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How to improve the readability of PDFs for Additional Support Needs

Adobe Acrobat Reader has many free features which can make digital books more accessible. In this blog post, Craig Mill of CALL Scotland gives a walk through of some of the handiest features.

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CALL Scotland: Our Services for Learners with Additional Support Needs

Looking to find out more about using technology to support pupils with communication difficulties? CALL Scotland are the leading experts in the country, providing a range of services including training and equipment loans. CALL's Allan Wilson tells us more in this blog post.

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Bookbug for All: Communication-Friendly Bookbug Sessions at Wishaw Library

Find out how Joanne Gibson, a Speech and Language Therapist, and Gillian Hunt from Culture NL Libraries worked together to develop a pilot of Communication-Friendly Bookbug Sessions in North Lanarkshire.

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Help Pupils with Additional Support Needs Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and/or the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to encourage your pupils to become lifelong readers! To help pupils with ASN read and discuss the shortlisted books, CALL Scotland produce fabulous resources every year. Find out more about these resources in this blog post.

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3 Great Reasons to Try Audiobooks in Schools

Audiobooks have the potential to help struggling readers improve their comprehension skills, removing the barrier of decoding text. Listening Books provide a free service for students who would benefit from audiobooks - find out more in this blog post.

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Supporting Children with Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Reading Comprehension Impairment (RCI) is a reading difficulty where someone has the ability to decode words and their meanings, but struggles significantly with comprehension. In this blog post, Dr Sarah McGeown explores RCI and explores what can be done to help.

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Bookbug for All: Sensory Sessions for Visually Impaired Children

Learn how a Community Vision Support Officer adapted Bookbug Sessions to make them more accessible for visually impaired children

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