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  • 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?
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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

2.00 Close.

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.

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