Claro Software – ClaroRead Plus
Claro Software develops assistive technology, for people with print and reading difficulties like dyslexia, to help them achieve all they can. ClaroRead Plus reads text aloud, reducing the frustration of stumbling through each word and losing comprehension. Reading becomes a pleasure and, as a result, learning enjoyment, productivity and potential are increased; you can work more independently if reading is not a barrier. ClaroRead Plus even works with pictures and comes with mobile apps that can help with reading when you’re on the move.
ClaroRead Plus helps with editing as it can check spelling and homophones, those tricky words that sound alike but often have a very different meaning, so you can be sure that you are writing exactly what you mean to say. This reduces anxiety and embarrassment and lets you focus on the meaning and not be held back by individual words. ClaroRead Plus works with pictures, on the internet, in PDFs, in fact anywhere where there is text it can read it aloud.
ClaroRead Plus breaks down barriers meaning you can focus on learning content not reading words.
Crick Software – Clicker
Clicker is an innovative reading and writing support tool that is designed to help children of all abilities achieve rapid and permanent gains in their literacy skills. At the heart of Clicker sits a child-friendly word processor that offers extensive support to emergent, developing and struggling readers and writers. With Clicker, every child can become an independent writer.
Clicker 8 and Clicker Writer build on the success of previous versions of the software, adding fantastic new features to support literacy development, and enabling teachers to track progression and achievement.
Clicker’s unique accessibility features include support for eye gaze and switch access. Clicker also includes Crick’s award-winning SuperKeys assistive keyboard for learners who struggle with fine motor control. Clicker’s accessibility options have been improved for Clicker 8, enabling an even wider cohort of learners to achieve writing success.
IDLS – IDL Numeracy
IDL Numeracy has been developed to help learners with Dyscalculia and lower level maths
ability or SEN. It includes a fully graded course to support the National Curriculum for Numeracy at KS1 and KS2 (ages 5-11). IDL Numeracy can also be used to support transitional pupils making the move from primary to secondary school who may be struggling with maths.
IDLS has been part of the Ascentis family since 2013. Ascentis are an educational charity with a mission to enable learners to realise their full potential and achieve their lifelong aspirations. This makes IDL Numeracy and all IDLS products unique as we are not profit driven and our ultimate aim is solely to improve pupil’s prospects.
Learnetic – mTalent
mTalent is a set of cloud-based multimedia tools designed to support therapists, special educators and children in overcoming the difficulties encountered during the primary education learning process. The mTalent series is designed for all learners, including children from corrective and teaching-compensatory classes.
Pinemarten Education – SmartRubric Goals
SmartRubric GOALS is a new tool designedspecifically for teachers of students with SEN to comprehensively track and celebrate pupil progress against curriculum, EHCP and personal learning and development goals.
Teachers use the platform to create goal profiles for individual students, which consist of a blend of pupil-specific goals as well standards-based curriculum targets. Over time, teachers and external professionals evaluate students in whatever way is best for that pupil. Sometimes this means a formal evaluation against a specific goal profile, but more often an adult can add a comment, photo, or note to the student’s timeline and tag progress against specific objectives from their profile.
SmartRubric GOALS builds up a comprehensive narrative of each pupil’s individual learning journey over time. It tells the story of where they started, how far they’ve come, the bumps along the way, and where they’re aiming next — with rigorous data to back it up at every step of the way. Teachers, leaders and other stakeholders can use insights generated by the system to evidence and measure the impact of interventions on individual and group progress, identify problems and target teaching, PD and resourcing in informed ways.
Real Traning (the training arm of Real Group) – Master of Education Special Educational Needs & Disability
Established now for eight years, our SEND Programme has been helping hundreds of education professionals worldwide gain the skills and confidence they need to better support the most vulnerable children in their schools. The programme uses a practice-led learning model to encourage longer-term learning and help educators implement effective strategies to make a difference in the school straight away. The course is delivered via our proprietary online learning platform, Campus Online, affording our delegates unrivalled levels of flexibility to fit around their busy lives. They are able to work at their own pace, with the full support of tutors at all times. Unlike other training programmes, our masters-level programme can be easily tailored to meet the needs and SEND interests of the educator.
This programme is aimed at teachers and SENCOs who need to ensure that students with special educational needs have access to all of the specialist support they need and deserve. This improves inclusivity within the classroom and wider setting, allowing all students to reach their full potential with no-one left behind.
RS Assessment from Hodder Education – Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP)
SNAP (Special Needs Assessment Profile) is an online diagnostic assessment to help identify learning and behavioural difficulties, generate targeted interventions and track pupil progress over time. Suitable for pupils aged 4-16, SNAP-SpLD profiles 20 specific learning difficulties, more than any other single SEN tool, whilst SNAP-B profiles 17 social, emotional and behavioural difficulties which without identification may limit a pupil’s ability to learn.
The new online edition of SNAP has an easy-to-use design, following the Assess – Plan – Do – Review model, as set out in the SEND Code of Practice (2014), so pupil assessments can be administered by any member of staff without the need for additional training.
SNAP offers a triangulated approach to supporting children’s learning difficulties by involving teachers, parents/carers and pupil in order to capture a complete overview of a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses. Targeted interventions to be used by teachers in school and by parents/carers at home offer an entirely rounded approach to help support the specific needs of the pupil. These selected strategies are designed to be combined with ideas, resources and approaches already used in school and at home.
Touch-type Read and Spell – TTRS Online
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is a research-based, Orton-Gillingham, touch-typing program that has been helping students with special needs learn to type for the past 25+ years. The course builds keyboarding, reading, and spelling skills through a structured program of phonics delivered across short and manageable typing modules. With TTRS, learners can go at their own pace and repeat modules as necessary. The display is fully customisable to meet the needs of students with sensory issues, and there are no distracting graphics or loud games. Additional subjects help students master maths facts and hard-to-spell science vocabulary in a multi-sensory way, and a new free-writing tool encourages them to bridge the gap between learning to type and writing on a computer. Learners can earn stars, trophies and certificates of achievement as they progress through the course.
TTRS also makes it easy for admins to follow progress, track usage, create custom typing lessons, and recognise learner achievement. Special Education Resource of the Year, 2017, Education Resource Awards. Bett Awards 2018 and 2020 Finalist. Learn more at www.readandspell.com.