Word prediction software programs
Learn about assistive technology tools called word prediction software programs
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
Resources to help you evaluate assistive technology for your child:
Updated February 2010