Many children in the European Schools experience challenges with handwriting fast/correct, reading as fast and fluent as the others, or understanding what they have just read – these could be signs of learning difficulties associated with dyslexia, dyspraxia or dysgraphia. The newly updated School’s Educational Support Policy now allows for the use of varied new technologies in order to compensate these learning difficulties. New technologies such as computers, digital tablets and special software like Text-to-Speech and Speech-to-Text can be used in the classroom and allowed not only as in-class accommodations, but also at exams (compos and BAC) as Special Arrangements. 

iPads are already being used in ESL2 by around twenty students on iPads (primary and secondary together) using the apps Notability, Prizmo 5, xFormula and GeometryPad. ESL1 Primary has launched an iPad pilot project this year and many teachers across the school have been trained up on how the students can use an iPad in class.

If your child has been diagnosed learning difficulties or is undergoing a diagnostic process towards them, you can learn about how the IT tool can help your child in class.

If you want to know more, please refer to the Procedural document itself (  and/or contact Magali Netrval – volunteer, mum of a dyspraxic teenager on an iPad, Vice-President at the non-profit asbl on ( and YouTube