Case Studies

Dealing with Dyslexia using Visual Learning case study

Dealing with Dyslexia: Using Visual Learning in Inspiration 9 to Study and Work

Ray Rose Raymond started using Inspiration at university 12 years ago, and now uses it daily as a Learning Development Manager at Birkbeck University. Ray explains how he has used Inspiration throughout studying and in the workplace to overcome the challenges he faces with his Dyslexia, as well as the ways in which he is able to use Inspiration to help students in his current role.

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Coping with Dyslexia and Anxiety Disorder with Inspiration 9: From University to the Workplace

Since 2008, Helen Blundell has been using Inspiration to assist her studies, personal and social life, and career. Helen explains the various ways she utilises Inspiration, and how it has helped her to organise her thoughts with Dyslexia and Anxiety Disorder.

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Case study - visual impairment and Inspiration 9

Visual Impairment and Inspiration 9

Ana Moger, 46, began using Inspiration when she started her foundation year at Solent University, Southampton. Now finishing the first year of a Data Analysis degree, Ana explains how using Inspiration, in combination with Dragon Naturally Speaking, has helped her to effectively study with a visual impairment.

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Georgian College: Supporting Students and Staff Using Inspiration 9

Students and staff in the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) Program at Georgian College, in Ontario, Canada have been using Inspiration since the program began in September, 2011. CICE is designed specifically for higher education students with unique and diverse learning challenges, such as Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brain Injuries and Downs Syndrome. Having seen the benefits of using Inspiration to brainstorm and organize thoughts, the college recognizes the software as essential to everyday learning.

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Sarah Fairman

Inspiration 9 and Autism: Reducing Burnout and Stress For Me

Sarah Fairman is the Workforce Wellbeing Coordinator at the Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust. As a recent convert to Inspiration 9, she explains how the software has helped her with her Autism and the challenges that it has helped her to overcome.

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User Case Study - Reducing The Noise In My Head

Kylie Nicole, an undergraduate studying Criminology and Psychology at the Open University describes how Inspiration 9 helps her to get her ideas down and create essays.

Bangor University - helping students to plan, organise and revise more effectively.

Students and staff at Bangor University have long benefited from access to Inspiration, via a university-wide site licence. This investment in the software was driven by the recognition that the benefits derived by DSA students from using this visual learning and mind mapping tool should be afforded to all students.

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Inspiration: Supporting DMU’s Universal Design of Learning Strategy On and Off Campus

Universal Design for Learning – the approach adopted at DMU to enhance learning and the reason why the Library has opted to teach ALL students on a suite of assistive software. A particular focus is on their suite of site licensed software which includes Inspiration. DMU has opted to continue having a site licence of Inspiration, as it is well used by students on campus, and includes an option to offer home licences, allowing all their students to install Inspiration on their own devices.

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Mary Hare School Case Study

At Mary Hare School they use Inspiration in many of their lessons. It is a school for profoundly deaf children in Berkshire. It is an auditory/oral school where children use written and spoken English all the time. Pupils often start the school with language delay or with a more limited vocabulary than other children of their age so staff aim to make text as accessible as possible.

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Student Case Study - Helping with Dyslexia

Rebecca Lemon began using Inspiration 9 following a DSA assessment four years ago, when she first started studying in higher education. Rebecca continues to use the product whilst studying for an additional degree at Southampton University.

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