Word prediction for students with severe spelling problems

Two studies compared handwriting, word processing, and word prediction with speech-synthesis software (PR) with three intermediate-grade students with severe spelling problems. Results suggested that PR software can improve the writing of such students under certain circumstances but that constraints, such as the difficulty of using the software, are a barrier to its effectiveness.

Author: 
MacArthur, C. A.
Year: 
1999
Source: 
Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 22, 158-172.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation