Exploring speech recognition technology: Children with learning and emotional/behavioral disorders

Intermediate grade students with disabilities in written expression and emotional/behavioral disorders were trained to use discrete or continuous speech input devices for their writing work. The study found extreme variability in the fidelity of the devices, PowerSecretary and Dragon NaturallySpeaking ranging from 49 percent to 87 percent. Both devices were judged to be unacceptable for this population at this time.

Author: 
Faris-Cole, D., & Lewis, R.
Year: 
2001
Source: 
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol. 11, 3-12.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
specific learning disability
Instructional Support: 
alternate access devices and systems
multiple formats of text and notation