Overcoming barriers to writing: Computer support for basic writing skills

Reviews specific ways in which computers can support the basic transcription processes involved in writing, focusing on computer applications that go beyond word processing, including spelling and grammar checkers, speech synthesis, word prediction, and speech recognition. Focuses only on writing mechanics, and clarifies the extent to which techniques are supported by research.

Author: 
MacArthur, C. A.
Year: 
1999
Source: 
Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, Vol. 15, 169-92.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
major-other health impairment
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
opportunities to learn concepts
National Writing Next Standards: 
editing and revising
planning and organizing
English Language Arts: 
Writing