- Disabled Student Needs Assessors
Supporting NeuroDiverse Students in HE and the use of Assistive Technology
A free CPD seminar hosted by Iansyst Ltd in Scotland and designed for Disabled Student Needs Assessors to further enhance knowledge focussing on the areas of mental health and also of dyslexia characteristics.
Following these presentations, Iansyst will present the latest AT developments to assist with enabling effective recommendations.What's the agenda? Register for the event
The importance of working memory when assessing students for SpLDs
Seminar by Dr Jennie Guise from DysGuise Ltd
- What is working memory?
- What part does memory difficulties play in dyslexia and other SpLDs?
- How can you spot working memory difficulties?
Approaches to Support Students with Mental Health conditions
The Student Disability Services team at Edinburgh University will provide an awareness of mental health issues in HE learners
- The Student Disability Services team at Edinburgh University will provide an awareness of mental health issues in HE learners
- Incidences and prevalence of mental health
- Including the approach towards assessments, recommendations and provision to support students.
Assistive Technology Presentation
An update on the range of assistive technology software available and including a preview of new technology that is recently available in the UK
- An update on the range of assistive technology software available and including a preview of new technology that is recently available in the UK
- Product presentations and supporting notes that make the connection between matching the appropriate AT solution with the needs of the learner.
What’s the Agenda?
9.30 Coffee on arrival. An opportunity to meet the team and preview the AT products
10.00 Welcome and Introductions.
10.10 The Importance of working memory when assessing students for Specific Learning Difficulties
11.00 Approaches to support students with Mental Health diversity
11.50 Questions and Answers
12.00 Lunch & exhibition
12.30 An introduction to the types of Assistive Technology available.
Product presentations to include:
- Supporting literacy
- Reading & spelling with Text-to-Speech
- Software updates
- Making information accessible through scanning devices, Scanning Pens and the Exam Pen
- New Product Preview – No Isolation Avatar enabling learners at home to be able to participate in the classroom in real time
1.45 Plenary Session
The event will include all refreshments and lunch.
A delegate pack of resources and a Certificate of Attendance will also be provided on the day.
Edinburgh Zoo will provide free passes for all delegates that attend and delegates are welcome to visit the Zoo (includes the Penguins Parade which starts at 2.15pm).
Catch up with our supporters who will be exhibiting at this event
About the Keynote Speakers
Dr Jennie Guise,
Director, DysGuise Ltd.
Edinburgh based Dr Jennie Guise has 30 years of experience working with children, young people and adults and is a practitioner psychologist with extensive assessor experience. Very recently, Jennie co-authored with Gavin Reid a book ‘The Dyslexia Assessment’ which includes practical hands-on activities and strategies to help clarify the practice of dyslexia assessment. Jennie has developed a unique approach to assessments making them accessible, understandable and fully focused on the positive.
Liz Redpath and Edgar Rodriguez-Dorans, Student Disability Services, Edinburgh University
The University of Edinburgh’s Disability Service vision is ‘Challenging Attitudes. Mainstreaming Equality.’ The team support students with dyslexia, mental health issues and students on the autistic spectrum, as well as those who have physical and sensory impairments. Liz and Edgar are mental health mentors and will provide an awareness of mental health common conditions and provision. As part of the commitment to equality and diversity, since January 2012, the University signed up to the ‘See Me‘ pledge and created an action plan outlining resources to improve and raise awareness of mental health issues.
The iansyst Team
Iansyst Ltd has been established for 35 years as a leading disability solutions and assistive technology supplier. Iansyst also has a dedicated office and Scottish team based in Edinburgh providing AT software and computer solutions with full help-desk support, on-site product training and a range of consultancy services for disability awareness and accessibility. Visit our websites at www.iansyst.co.uk and our web shop at www.dyslexic.com
Preview the latest Assistive Technology:
Iansyst ltd presents the very best AT software and hardware suppliers. At the seminar delegates will be able to try out a range of popular and also alternative AT products to include: Literacy software, MindView mind-mapping, Phonak Hard of Hearing Devices, New – No Isolation Avatar product, Scanning Pens and new Ergonomic solutions.