Assistive technology tools: Writing
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By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
Word prediction software can help a user during word processing by "predicting" a word the user intends to type. Predictions are based on spelling, syntax, and frequent/recent use. This prompts kids who struggle with writing to use proper spelling, grammar, and word choices, with fewer keystrokes.
What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?
This type of tool benefits people who struggle with: writing.
Products to consider
- Aurora Suite
- Co:Writer SOLO
- EZ Keys for Windows, Words+, Inc
- SpeakQ (integrates multiple AT techniques)
- TextHelp, Read and Write Gold (integrates multiple AT techniques)
- WordQ, Quillsoft
The assistive technology products listed on our site have been compiled in consultation with Marshall Raskind, Ph.D. This does not represent a comprehensive list. The inclusion of any product is not intended as an endorsement. The information is provided to guide parents and educators in selecting products to meet children's specific needs.
Updated February 2010