Cambian Lufton College

Centre Address

Lufton College, Yeovil BA22 8ST

Karten Centre Manager

Rachel Gaffney

Contact Details

Phone:

01935 403120


E-mail:

rachel.gafney@cambiangroup.com

Host Organisation

Cambian Lufton College

Host Organisation Address

Lufton College, Yeovil BA22 8ST

Centre Established

June 2010

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

Our centre offers our students the opportunity to extend their ict skills in a variety of different lessons. We have creative media sessions, which concentrate on using computers in a multitude of artistic ways, alongside lessons focused on resource making for other tutors/students and dedicated e-safety courses.

Clients

Our clients are full time students at Lufton College that have a learning disability. We cater for students on the autistic spectrum and other medical conditions such as Downs syndrome and Williams Syndrome.

Disabilities

Behavioural support
Downs syndrome
Williams syndrome
Autistic Spectrum
ADHD
Aspergers Syndrome

Technology used in the Karten Centre

We primarily use desktop pc's to engage the learners alongside the use of touchscreen technology such as i pads and a smart-board that can be utilised by all learners. We have the use of a video camera to capture events at college and Dictaphones to help with practicing their conversation and interviewing techniques.

Assistive Technology

We use communication apps on the iPads such as 'Proloquo2go' and the students bring their own devices with communication apps to use within the session

Karten Centre Staff

2

Karten Centre Hours

40 hours

Additional Information

The Students enjoy using the Karten suite during session time and also in their informal learning hours. Each year the new student cohort display an increasing knowledge of computers and social media and would benefit greatly from updated hardware/software and access to podcasting equipment to develop their ict and communication skills further