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The Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the Asociación de Pais de Discapacitados Psíquicos de Bergantiños (ASPABER) continue with their alliance for the creation of didactic materials adapted for people with functional diversity of all the units, areas and services of the entity.

Within the framework of a renewed collaboration between the USC and ASPABER, on 22 December 2023, the Forum of Carballo hosted the presentation of a series of didactic materials created by the students of the 4th year of the Degree in Pedagogy and 4th year of the Degree in Early Childhood Education Teacher and Primary Education Teacher within the framework of a Service-Learning project (ApS). The event was attended by teachers and students of the USC, professionals and users of ASPABER, as well as family, friends and members of the municipal corporation of the City Council of Carballo, among which the mayor Evencio Ferrero Rodríguez and the director of the CRA Ponte da Pedra Teresa Rodríguez stood out in this emotional act.

At the beginning of the 2023-2024 academic year, the USC and ASPABER recognised the need to address the shortage of educational resources and the lack of specific training for professionals working with students with functional diversity. In response to this challenge, more than half a hundred students participated in this ApS project, coming from the following two subjects: "Design and Elaboration of Didactic Materials" and "Design and Evaluation of Didactic Materials".

Under the direction of teachers Jesús Rodríguez Rodríguez, Ana Rodríguez Guimeráns and Silvia López Gómez, members of the Stellae research group, innovative projects were carried out in printed and digital format in each of the disciplines.

In the subject of "Design and Development of Teaching Materials", specific resources were developed both for ASPABER and for the Rural Grouped Schools (CRA) in the Carballo area, mainly related to the process of reading and writing. Among the resources, the following stand out: Pioneers of letters; A journey through reading and writing; Vowels sensory book; We socialise like animals; and Game for words.

The "Design and Evaluation of Teaching Materials" students developed resources for the ASPABER Occupational Centre, mainly focused on the safe use of technology and healthy habits, with titles such as: Rulamos!; EduWhatsapp; El juego del autobús; Nutri-Pirámide; El juego de los sonidos; Sonrisas en movimiento; and coidaTIC!

In addition, taking advantage of this event, the 4th year Pedagogy students of the subject "Networked Education" presented the resource CO.DI: Growing Digital Minds, aimed at families with children aged 3 to 6 years old, to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

This effort reflects the commitment of these institutions to the current needs of the ASPABER educational community and the CRAs of Galicia, and in general, to the social need for inclusive and diverse materials.