Category Archives: Therapy

Pupils talk to prospective Speech and Language Therapists

Two of our pupils recently helped Aoife – one of our speech language therapists – by giving a presentation. They spoke to a group of 16 people who were interested in finding out more about the role of Speech and Language Therapist in NHS Lothian. The pupils planned their own talks and presented at the session.  They did a brilliant job! Well done!

Whizz Kidz visit Braidburn

whizzThis week we are lucky enough to get another visit from Whizz Kidz. They are coming to give our secondary pupils a two-day intensive course in wheelchair travelling skills to encourage personal independence.

Whizz Kidz have visited us in the past and their training sessions are always very helpful and lots of fun. We look forward to seeing them again.

Keycomm Newsletter

Keycomm – the Lothian communication technology service that supports the use of AAC in our school and beyond – have released their Autumn newsletter, which is full of interesting information on communication aids and speech and language issues. It can be downloaded here.

PCEye

Recently we had a chance to try out some exciting new technology at Braidburn. Some of our pupils already use eye-gaze technology to access their communication aids – products such the Tobii communication devices have been hugely beneficial for our pupils – and now, they are able to access everything offered by computers and the internet using PCEye. Developed by the clever folk at Tobii, the PCEye can make any computer accessible to those that use eye-gaze.

Our occupational therapy team invited certain pupils along to try out the PCEye, which was visiting, complete with helpful support staff, from Tobii. For more information please click here.

You may watch a video on the PCEye below.