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Keyboard and assistive technology

Assessing and teaching assistive technology skills to SEND pupils, such as keyboard skills, to aid access to the curriculum and promote inclusion.

Referral for keyboard and assistive technology assessment and / or teaching is typically made by specialist teachers within the Specialist Teaching Service.  We deliver individual learning programmes for SEND pupils within an educational setting and devise appropriate strategies for effective support by school staff. We liaise closely with both STS professionals and those in an educational setting, attend pupil-centred reviews and document pupil progress.  

Provision includes: 

  • touch-typing – letters, numbers, punctuation and character symbols – including those for languages, maths and science
  • word processing skills – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced eDCC certification (part of The Prince’s Trust)
  • screen navigation skills for use with electronic resources
  • assistive technology skills for use with speech and magnification software – JAWS, Supernova
  • five-finger typing tuition
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