Your Child’s Key to Great Writing: Assistive Technology for Dysgraphia and Writing Disabilities
As a result, a lot of kids with dysgraphia or specific writing disabilities often write simple, short sentences. Additionally, your child’s writing may be difficult to read due to letter spacing problems, spelling difficulties, or the amount of information that is left out of his composition.
Check out the assistive technology for dysgraphia and writing disabilities to enable your child’s writing while you develop your child’s written expression skills. If you’re interested in helping your child overcome his written expression difficulties, the information about remediating dysgraphia on the LearningAbledKids.com website may be of help to you.
If your child has other learning challenges, you may also want to check out the information about assistive technology for reading, math, and executive functioning (ADHD) elsewhere on this site.
Below, I’ve included high, medium, and low tech assistive technology solutions for you to consider.
High-Tech Assistive Technology for Dysgraphia and Writing Disabilities
Word processing software
Word prediction software (Co-Writer)
Talking Word Processors (Talk Typer)
Onscreen keyboard (touchpad)
Portable word processor
Idea Mapping Software (Inspiration, Kidspiration, XMind)
Writing Tablet with Writing Apps
Mid-Tech Assistive Technology for Dysgraphia and Writing Disabilities
Digital Recorders for Oral/Dictated Responses
Low Tech Assistive Technology for Dysgraphia and Writing Disabilities
Adaptive Grip Pens and Pencils
Preprinted words or phrases for sentence construction
Word Banks (Word Rings, Word books)
Word Wall (posters)
High Contrast Pen and Paper (Brightlines Paper)
Slant Board / Lap Board