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Datchuk, Shawn M.; Smith, Sydra; Wang, Lanqi – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2019
Elementary students are expected to engage in written expression that is handwritten and typed. One critical skill of written expression is sentence construction: the composition of multiple words that follow rules of semantics and syntax. Unfortunately, many students with disabilities struggle to successfully handwrite or type complete sentences.…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Sentences, Handwriting
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Tumlin, Jennifer; Heller, Kathryn Wolff – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of word prediction software to increase typing speed and decrease spelling errors for students who have physical disabilities that affect hand use. Student perceptions regarding the effectiveness of word prediction was examined as well as their typing rates and spelling accuracy. Four students with…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Physical Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Battenberg, Janice K.; Merbler, John B. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 1989
Forty developmentally delayed and 40 non-delayed kindergarten children completed an alphabet matching task and a spelling task using 2 different computer input devices: a traditional computer keyboard and a touch-sensitive computer screen. The touch-sensitive screen generally improved the performance of both groups. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developmental Disabilities, Input Output Devices, Keyboarding (Data Entry)