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ERIC Number: EJ861027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6434
Using Software to Enhance the Writing Skills of Students with Special Needs
Cullen, Jennifer; Richards, Stephen B.; Frank, Catherine Lawless
Journal of Special Education Technology, v23 n2 2008-2009
This study used a modified multiple-baseline design to determine the effects on the writing performance of seven students with special needs when a talking word processor with spell checker software was used independent of and in conjunction with word prediction software as accommodations in daily writing exercises. Results indicated that, in general, the impact of using writing software was positive. The group mean for number of misspellings decreased, accuracy percentage increased, number of words increased, and overall district writing rubric scores increased. Further, the software had different benefits for different students and students expressed preferences for particular software functions. Implications for practice and research are presented.
Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Boyd Printing Company, Inc. University of Oklahoma, College of Education, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73072. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A