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Graphic Organizers & Outlining

Learn about assistive technology tools called graphic organizers and outlining programs.

By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.

Graphic organizers and outlining programs help students who have trouble organizing and outlining information as they begin a writing project. This type of program lets a user "dump" information in an unstructured manner and later helps him organize the information into appropriate categories and order.

What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?

This type of tool benefits people who struggle with: writing.

Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:

Updated February 2010

Kristin Stanberry is a writer and editor specializing in parenting, education, and consumer health/wellness issues. Her areas of expertise include learning disabilities and AD/HD, which she wrote about extensively for Schwab Learning and GreatSchools.

 

Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D., is a learning disability researcher. He is a frequent presenter at international LD conferences and is the author of numerous professional publications on learning disabilities. He is well-known for his research on assistive technology and longitudinal studies tracing LD across the life span.

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