Word processing tools for students with learning disabilities: A comparison of strategies to increase text entry speed

A study examined the effects of several text-entry methods, including handwriting and five computer-based approaches, in enhancing the speed of text entry for 108 students with a learning disability. Handwriting was found to be the fastest mode of text entry, followed by word prediction. All methods improved writing accuracy.

Author: 
Lewis, R. B., Graves, A. W.,Ashton, T. M., & Kieley, C. L.
Year: 
1998
Source: 
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, Vol. 13, 95-108.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
autism
emotional disturbance
major-other health impairment
intellectual disability
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation