Understanding and using Assistive Technology
Following the pandemic and associated lockdowns, use of technology in education has become much more commonplace. Despite this, knowledge about how Assistive Technology (AT) can be used to overcome barriers to learning and promote independence, as well as support teaching, is still not widely known.
This session shows that whilst Assistive Technology is essential for some, it is also beneficial for all.
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Your £10 purchase gives unlimited access to Michael’s training session for your whole school
– Understand what is meant by the term Assistive Technology –
– Have knowledge of some freely available Assistive Technology tools and their possible application in school –
– Consider the benefits of a strategic approach to developing the use of
Assistive Technology –
Who is the session aimed at?
Advice and guidance for all staff supporting students with SEND.
Particularly aimed at SENCOs, Class/Subject Teachers and Senior Leaders.
Michael received great feedback on his LIVE broadcast
“This is really good training, delivering precise information. I liked actually being able to see technology such as immersive reader and closed captions being used and in action.”
Helen Phillips, Additional Learning Needs Team Leader – Shrewsbury Colleges Group
About the Creator
Michael Surr / Education Officer, nasen
Michael Surr is an Education Officer with nasen, with a background in primary education both in the UK and abroad. He has worked as a class teacher, SENCo and Deputy Head. Since beginning his career in education he has had a keen interest in SEN, ICT and equalities issues. From 2008 Michael worked for a Local Authority as part of the leadership team of a SEND advisory service. This gave him the opportunity to broaden his experience into Early Years and Secondary. The role involved working with schools and settings to help them develop their provision for children and young people with SEN.
nasen is the National Association for Special Educational Needs – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences. Find out more about nasen
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