At Hatton (Cruden) School, we work with Aberdeenshire Specialist Technology Service (ASPECTS) to support learners whose curricular access needs cannot be met using standard school technology.
ASPECTS is a service staffed by a teacher specialise in the sourcing, developing and using assistive technology to support Aberdeenshire pupils with severe and complex additional support needs. ASPECTS aim to assist pupils whose curricular access needs cannot be met using standard school technology. ASPECTS can provide advice, training, software and hardware, as appropriate to the needs of the pupil.
|Who do we support?
|To enable curricular access, we assist pupils 3-18, educated by Aberdeenshire Council. These pupils will be at Stage 3 or Stage 2 of the Staged Intervention model.
|What may we provide?
|We provide advice, training, assistive technology (software/hardware) as appropriate to ensure curricular access. It is imperative that staff participate in CPD offered to train them in the use of any software or hardware provided. This ensures the provision is well utilised for pupils’ curricular access.
|When should ASPECTS be contacted?
|Teachers should firstly review the learning environment, curriculum, and in-house resources available to meet the needs of the child. When this has been done ASPECTS’ involvement may be sought by the submission of a Referral from a school, Educational Psychologist or other support service.
|Where is the support delivered?
|In Aberdeenshire nurseries, schools and occasionally out-with school (ie as appropriate to the needs of the child).