Blog Posts tagged: additional support needs

Bookbug Session Leaders with Puppets and Big Book

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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Bookbug for All: Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

Find out how our Bookbug's resources are making a difference to families with children on the autism spectrum.

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Rachael Lucas

Rachael Lucas: Why I Wanted To Write a Novel About an Autistic Girl

Rachael Lucas' hotly-anticipated novel The State of Grace is out this week, and tells the story of a teenage girl with Aspergers trying to find her place and identity in the world. In this interview, Rachael tells us more about the book and how being an autistic writer has impacted on her work, as well as discussing perceptions of autism in society.

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Portraying Disability in Children's Fiction

Last March, author Nicola Davies wrote about the struggle to publish her book, Perfect, which tells the story of a boy and his new baby sister who is born with a disability. Nicola hoped that the book would form part of a drive to talk about disability more openly. In this blog post, she tells us how the book has been received by readers.

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a decorated box with various objects representing the plot and ideas in Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams

Book Reviews in a Box: Supporting Discussion of Reading

Teacher Janice Paterson came up with this wonderful idea to help pupils articulate their understanding of the books they'd been reading. We caught up with her for an interview to find out more!

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5 Reasons to Enter our Graphic Novel Competition

Our graphic novel competition for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize provides a great opportunity to promote reading for pleasure and is a real challenge to help develop your pupils' writing skills. Find out more about the competition in this post.

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