Feature Matching Technology to Student Needs and Abilities Webinar Series

Feature Match Closer Look: Sorting through Word Prediction Systems


Session Dates

Thursday September 10, 2020 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Webinar


Word prediction programs have had major upgrades in recent years. They are incorporated into alternative keyboards, built into major operating systems, and exist in our everyday technologies such as cellular phones. This webinar will describe and give examples of the features of word prediction programs that should be considered during the assessment and selection of writing supports. During this session, we will look at the word prediction features of stand-alone products that are useable with any text-accepting program and do a quick overview of products that have word prediction built-in such as dedicated word processors and onscreen keyboards. We will explore how programs control the prediction and how each customizes its vocabulary lists. This webinar is not about what product we think is the best, this is about sorting through the options available so that you can be more informed when making decisions.

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 major features available in word prediction system
  • Describe 3 types of word prediction packages
  • Create an assessment plan, including trials

Target Audience

General and Special Education teachers, Assistive Technology Specialists, Related Services Professionals (e.g., SLP, OT, PT, TVI, etc.), Families, Administrators

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens at 610-878-7210 or kclemens@pattan.net.

Event Info

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Act 48 Clock Hour
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Kelly Fonner

Event Contact:


Tammy Thompson-Cooke