AT in Action: Technology for WritingBy Stindt, Karen; Monitor, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 2, 5
Publication Date: April/May 2004
Article discusses how assistive technology (AT) can help students with disabilities to develop and maintain their writing skills. Assistive technology can help with the motor aspects of writing for children who have motor deficits, while it can also help with the writing process for students with learning disabilities who have difficulty organizing information for stories or reports. Students with cerebral palsy or other neurological disabilities can use the keyboard, a switch, or an adapted access keyboard for writing. They have gone from being able to use a mouthstick to hunt and peck on the keyboard to using software that aligns their movements with text input on a computer. A number of adapted writing activities using these modifications are discussed.
Published by: Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) (Website:http://wati.org)
Link to text: http://www.wati.org/news/pdf/april=may_2004_monitor.pdf