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21-3684-AUT-Assistive Technology for students with reading and/or writing difficulties and planning and organising

21-3684-AUT-Assistive Technology for students with reading and/or writing difficulties and planning and organising

Assistive Technology for students with difficulties with reading and/or writing difficulties and planning and organising

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This is aimed at secondary school students with specific learning difficulties that make reading and/or writing difficult (including dyslexia, dyspraxia/DCD, dysgraphia).

5th and 6th class students are also welcome but must be accompanied on the training by a parent/guardian.

One booking covers parent and child.

What will I learn?

·           What assistive technology (AT) is.

·           Advice on using your computer well to make best use of your Assistive Technology.

    • Touchtyping
    • File management

·           About free reading features on the iPad and on Android devices

·           Apps on the iPad and Android devices  to help with reading and capturing text from hard copy.

·           About a free reading programs for the reading text aloud in a variety of languages (including Irish).

·           To adapt the screen to make text more readable.

·           To make a sound file (MP3 ) of text (e.g. physics definitions, poetry).

·           To use Immersive Reader.

·           To use Speechify.

·           To use  free reading features to assist with proofreading.

·           To use free/built in speech-to-text:

    • in MSWord (Dictate)
    • in Google Docs (Voice Typing)
    • on your Android device (Live Transcribe)
    • on your iPad/iPhone (Dictation)

·           About using mind maps to plan/structure written work.

·           How to get access to electronic learning materials and texts.

·           How to claim VAT back on AT and associated IT. 

·           About DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) and HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) 

Registration for Parents: Parents will have to register an account on www.cesc.ie before booking their place. The parents can choose the  'Parent' option as their registration type  when registering.

A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

Cancellation Policy: 

Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms. 

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 02-10-2021 10:00 am
Course End Date / Time 02-10-2021 3:30 pm
Capacity 15
Available place 0
Fee €5.00
Number Hours 5.5
Speaker Deirdre Madden
Location Online

Cork Education Support Centre

Location

Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork

EIRCODE: T12 KC86

Transportation

Local Buses and limited carparking available

Contact

TEL: +353 21 4255600
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