Presentation on theme: "Using Assistive Technology to Help Struggling Writers Sandra Swift LME 448 G Module 1."— Presentation transcript:
Using Assistive Technology to Help Struggling Writers Sandra Swift LME 448 G Module 1
Begin with little or no planning Limit revisions to minor corrections Have problems with transcription processes (spelling, handwriting, punctuation) What do we know about writers with learning disabilities?
What is Assistive Technology? any piece of equipment or product system... that is used to increase, maintain,, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities IDEA
Important Considerations for AT Research is limited Technology itself-- unlikely to improve students writing Must consider –Motivation –Burden on Working Memory –Training
Whats Out There? Software to assist with –sentence generation –spelling –speech synthesis –word prediction –grammar and style checkers
What Else? Collaboration opportunities present diverse audiences Software to help with –planning –mapping –multi-media