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Exciting technology event - Clicker 7

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The Community Room Waitrose

223 London Road

Worcester

WR5 2JG

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Worcester Parent Support Group are running an exciting technology event

as part of their drop in session - for info about the “drop in” see below.

Clicker 7 is an ideal program to support Dyslexics and those with similar learning difficulties.

When : Thursday May 3rd 2018 from 1.45 – 3.00 p.m.

Plus a “hands on” opportunity from 3.00 - 3.30 p.m. ( * bring your own laptop - see below)

Clicker 7 is suitable for PC or Mac – (Clicker Apps for ipad are similar.)

Where : The Community Room, Waitrose, 223 London Rd Worcester WR5 2JG

This event is particularly suitable for parents and carers of children at KS 1 and 2 and up to 13 years who have Dyslexia or similar needs for writing, spelling and recording information.

Jordan Butel from Crick Software will demonstrate the many features of Clicker 7 which include:

  • a talking word-processor
  • talking spell checker
  • intelligent word prediction with flexi spelling (i.e. type sico and psychology will be predicted)
  • onscreen wordbanks
  • options to digitally record verbal ideas
  • activities to support areas of the curriculum
  • talking books
  • mind mapping
  • 100s of free ready-made resources to use with the program

After the presentation there will be 30 mins for some “hands on” support using this program.

* Those attending might wish to try Clicker7 for themselves. If they wish, just prior to the event day they can download a free 30-day demo on their laptop to bring to the event and then participate in 30 minutes ‘hands-on’ support after the presentation. For free demo version go to www.cricksoft.com, select Primary and then free trial at the top.

NB - don’t download it till nearer the event date so you still have some time for “hands on” opportunity on the day.

Places are limited for the free presentation so please register on Evenbrite.

Drop-In Session that day

For parents wishing to have just a chat there will be a brief drop in in from 1.15 – 1.45p.m. and then 60 minute drop in from 3.30 – 4.30 p.m. No need to register for the drop in session – just turn up.

About The Worcester Parent Dyslexia Support Group

We are a free voluntary group, affiliated to the local Dyslexia Association (HWDA – www.hwda.org.uk). We meet regularly at informal ‘drop in‘ sessions at The Community Room, Waitrose, Worcester. We try to help parents, carers or anyone who is supporting a child or young person who may be Dyslexic, and is seeking information. We aim to offer:

  • practical advice and help on ways to support at home
  • useful technology available and support with programs or apps
  • opportunities to discuss realistic expectations of provision in educational environments
  • opportunities to talk in confidence to those with similar experiences or appropriate expertise
  • free events throughout the year, with guest speakers covering a variety of related topics.

Whilst Dyslexia is our primary focus, we will always try to help with any of the related Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as Dyspraxia (motor skills), Dyscalculia (maths and numbers) or other similar learning needs. For more info or help at any time contact: lexiaworcs@gmail.com

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