• Home
  • Post Primary Courses
  • 21-3749-AUT-Assistive Technology for students with reading and/or writing difficulties and planning and organising

21-3749-AUT-Assistive Technology for students with reading and/or writing difficulties and planning and organising

21-3749-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

 

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 06-11-2021 10:00 am
Course End Date / Time 06-11-2021 3:30 pm
Capacity 15
Available place 0
Fee €5.00
Select Hours 5.5
Speaker Deirdre Madden
Location Online
Sorry, the event is now full and we could not accept more registration

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
EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DES logo 2
NDP trans 0