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.
Word prediction for students with severe spelling problems
Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 22, 158-172.
IDEA Disability Category:
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
multiple formats of text and notation