Assistive Technology and the Dyslexic Learner
Trying to choose the right technology to support your child’s education can be challenging. To offer some support and guidance, the British Dyslexia Association has teamed up with Myles Pilling to host a free webinar for parents. This session aims to take you through some of the options for assistive technology, inspire parents and demonstrate ways to motivate dyslexic children when learning at home.
The session will cover:
- Assistive technology – what’s available and how can it help
- Helpful resources and practical tools to assist in home learning
- Managing expectations of the school and of yourself
- Parent vs teacher dynamic
- Ideas for short creative activities – building confidence in using online methods
- Coping strategies for you and your child/children
Myles Pilling - Council Member for British Assistive Technology Association & Specialist SEND ICT Consultant at AccessAbility Solutions
Myles Pilling has been a teacher for 27 years as well as an ICT SEN Advisor for 10 years, where he gives students with specific educational needs access to much needed ICT equipment.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding in the field of dyslexia and is an external lecturer to Bath Spa University on their MA Dyslexia courses. He has been involved with research on The Dyslexia App Project which looked into the use of Specialist Apps to support recording for dyslexia with Dr Tilly Mortimore.
During lockdown he has been embracing technology to teach students with varied needs and abilities. Myles is also a parent of an adult with learning difficulties and understands the parent perspective.