"If you could just push a button": Two fourth grade boys with learning disabilities learn to use a computer spelling checker

Two fourth grade boys with learning disabilities learned to use the Bank Street Writer III word processing and spelling checker program to edit spelling errors in their writing. Both boys learned to manage the spell-checking process and increased the spelling accuracy of their edited texts. Differences in their learning processes and the tool's limitations are discussed.

Author: 
Dalton, B., Winbury, N. E., Cobb-Morroco, C.
Year: 
1990
Source: 
Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 10, 177-191.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
electronic references and resources
opportunities to learn concepts
practice and reinforcement activities