Supportive ICT Practices for National Literacy Units
Books for All for Secondary School Pupils with Dyslexia (BA5)
What's the course about?
"Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning" but for many pupils with dyslexia, literacy is a struggle.
- How can a dyslexic pupil be a successful learner if he has difficulty reading books and other curriculum resources?
- Can a dyslexic pupil become a confident individual if she relies on others to read to her?
- How can a young person with dyslexia become a responsible citizen if he has difficulty accessing information and participating?
- How can a pupil with dyslexia be an effective contributor if she struggles with writing?
Participants on this course will learn how to find, create and use books and other curriculum materials in accessible formats for primary pupils with dyslexia. We will:
- find out where to obtain books in accessible formats (print, audio and digital) - both commercial and free;
- look at software and hardware for reading and accessing digital and audio books and resources;
- explore tools and approaches for creating accessible formats.
The course will focus particularly on using low cost devices and software which is commonly available in schools and at home.
This course is suitable for:
- Teachers and Learning Support staff in primary schools;
It is of particular interest to staff creating accessible materials for sharing via the Books for All Scotland Database.
What you'll learn on the course
- Knowledge of where to source accessible books and curriculum resources for primary pupils with dyslexia
- Ability to use and configure devices and software
- Awareness of tools to create accessible print, audio and digital books and resources
- An understanding of copyright with respect to accessible formats for pupils with dyslexia.