First Author Writing Software Training


Session Dates

Thursday April 21, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday May 04, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


First Author Writing Software, developed by Dr. Janet Sturm through an NIH grant, is designed to help teachers teach writing to students with moderate and severe disabilities. Its features, including text to speech, picture and word bank support, and integrated developmental assessment tools, serve as writing scaffolds for emergent and non-writers.

The first webinar will provide participants with a working knowledge of how the First Author Software supports emergent writers in the writing process.The second webinar, provides the opportunity to share examples of student writing and deepen working knowledge of software features. Participants will ask questions and discuss successes and outcomes.

Target Audience

IU AT Consultants, Project MAX Coaches, Project MAX Special Education Teachers

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Event Info

Event Type:



Carol Seibert

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein
800.441.3215 x7273


Susan Gill
800-441-3215 x 7226