AT Writing Tools

 

Writing is a complex process.  Generating ideas, organizing those ideas into coherent structure, spelling, conventions, word choice, and fine motor skills are just some of the components involved in writing.  Identifying what parts of the process are difficult will guide assistive technology decisions and provide for greater student success.

Dustin graduated valedictorian and is attending OIT. He has used a variety of assistive technology tools to be successful in school.

Conventions: Punctuation, Spelling, and Grammar

 

Handheld Spell Checkers

Talking Word Processors

Word Prediction

Spelling  and Grammar Checkers

Typing Programs

We are always on the lookout for good typing programs.  Here are a few to try out

Motor Aspects of Writing

How does one get content down on paper if handwriting or keyboarding is difficult?

Word Prediction

Word Banks

Speech-to-Text

Portable Word Processors

  • Alphasmart
  • Neo
  • Forte
  • Fusion
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Free On-Line Typing Tutors

Generating and Organizing Ideas

Graphic Organizer Tools

Inspiration
Kidspiration

Web-based Tools

ReadWriteThink
Bubbl.us 
Popplet

iPad Apps

iBrainStorm 
Inspiration Maps

AT Writing Tools Training Resources