Assistive Technology for Writing
Writing is a form of communication that is an essential part of learning and living. Writing is a method by which students show what they know. It consists of mechanical skills such as spelling, punctuating, and capitalizing handwritten or typed work. It incorporates executive skills like planning, organizing, editing, and revising. It fulfills expressive needs such as recording, informing, persuading, or entertaining. A student’s disability may impact one or more of these skill areas: assistive technology can provide these students with access to the general education curriculum by providing the support they need to perform writing tasks that demonstrate what they know.
Writing is important to all students, including those with significant intellectual disabilities.
Learn more about writing for students with significant cognitive disabilities here: