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Assistive Technology for Teachers & SNAs in Post Primary Schools

Primary Sessions
Dates: Thursday, October 22nd & November 5th 2020

Time: 4.30pm

Intro to AT, Enable Ireland


iPads vs. Windows vs. chrome books

Ergonomics – emphasis on getting screen height right, accessories.

Overview of Alternative Keyboard and Mice

To include large key keyboards and child friendly mice

Speech recognition (Voice access on iPad, Google Typing , inbuilt in Office 365, Dragon)

Brief look at alternative access – eyegaze, and switches(?)

Using the computer:

Typing practice

Organising folders etc

Online storage, particularly for iPads, Chromebooks

Using digital textbooks (look at OneNote/PDF annotators)

Software for literacy: (using programmes such as Natural Reader, Penfriend, ClaroRead, TextHelp, Grammarly, Ginger, Immersive Reader, Reader Pen)

Reading (text to speech, picture support, dictionaries)

Spelling/Gammar support

Word prediction

Ways of editing documents/worksheets

Pdf annotator, One Note, Snaptype






Software for Maths

Writing maths (add ins for Word/OneNote, Geogebra etc)

Software for organisation:

Mindmapping (inbuilt in software i.e. textHelp, or standalone i.e. Inspiration


Study resources (??)

Apps for behaviour/sensory management

Visual timers

Routine management

Sensory monitoring apps i.e noise etc.

Mood trackers

Monaghan Education Centre in partnership with Enable Ireland’s National Assistive Technology Training Service is hosting four 1 hour webinars on assistive technology to support pupils in the classroom. The first two sessions will focus on the SEN setting in primary school while the second two will focus on the secondary school setting. Technology has progressed rapidly in recent years and there are many software applications as well as hardware options which can support pupils with a range of disabilities and other challenges to reach their potential.

Course Details

Course Date 22-10-2020 4:30 pm
Course End Date 05-11-2020 5:30 pm
Registration Start Date 26-08-2020
Capacity 125
Available place 125
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Enable Ireland
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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Co. Monaghan.

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