Two studies with a total of 82 students (grades 5-7) with learning disabilities found that, unaided, students corrected 9% of their errors; with spelling checkers, they corrected 37% of errors. Spelling checkers failed to identify about 30% of errors. Students usually selected the correct word from spelling checker suggestions. Writing
Spelling checkers and students with learning disabilities: Performance comparisons and impact on spelling
Journal of Special Education, Vol. 30, 35-57.
IDEA Disability Category:
specific learning disability
multiple formats of text and notation
practice and reinforcement activities