Assistive Technology Available to Help Kids with Writing

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Technological Contributions to Help Kids with Writing
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There are many kids who have certain limitations cognitively or physically.  These limitations can have a huge impact on a child’s skills in writing.  That’s why they may need an alternate method of communicating.  There are many choices when it comes to assistive technology available to help kids with writing.

Do you know how to use technology to get around student limitations when it comes to handwriting?

Students who struggle with handwriting will benefit greatly from the wide range of assistive technology available.  Some of these tools help students circumvent the actual physical task of writing, while others help to facilitate proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, word usage, and organization. There are a variety of technologies available to allow children with difficulties in handwriting to function optimally. These include speech-to-text technology, as well as word prediction software. Using these different technologies can make everyday life easier for children in this modern technological era.

Although difficulties in handwriting can be a challenge, it is up to parents and resource people around the child to enable better communication and school work by providing technological solutions. These are affordable and effective ways of empowering children to develop their powers of expression from an early and influential age.

To learn more about technological contributions to help kids with wriring, read the original article here:
Assistive Technology for Kids Who Struggle With Handwriting

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