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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:

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.

Comments from GreatSchools.org readers

07/5/2011:
"There is a Dutch equivalent www.sensotec.be "
01/15/2010:
"I am using a word prediction software named Typing Assistant. Recommend it. http://www.sumitsoft.com"
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