Talking Spell-checkers/Electronic Dictionaries
Learn about assistive technology tools called talking spell-checkers/electronic dictionaries.
By Kristin Stanberry , Marshall Raskind, Ph.D.
Talking spell checkers and electronic dictionaries can help a poor speller select or identify appropriate words and correct spelling errors during the process of writing and proofreading. Talking devices "read aloud" and display the selected words onscreen, so the user can see and hear the words.
What type(s) of learning difficulty do these tools address?
This type of tool benefits people who struggle with: writing/spelling.
Products to Consider:
- Franklin Electronic Publishers - spelling and reference tools
- Clever Keys - free dictionaries and thesaurus online
- WordWeb Pro - dictionary and thesaurus
- Ginger - contextual spell and grammar checker
Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:
Updated August 2009