Assistive Technology for Independent, Successful Writing

The FIVE methods of writing:

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DRAWING

• Scribbling

• Pictures

• Lines, circles, annotations

• Charts, flow diagrams

• NOT related to drawing skill

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HANDWRITING

• Posture and Positioning

• Muscle tone and endurance

• Pencil Grip

• Intrinsic movements

• Writing tools

• Adaptive tools

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TYPING

• Types of keyboards

• Input devices

• Rate enhancement tools

• Word prediction

• Spell/grammar assist

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VOICE RECORDING

• Record voice only, no text or text

   transcribed later

• The most powerful method of quickly

   and easily recording information

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SPEECH RECOGNITION

• Speech to Text

• More complex cognitive

   process than voice recording

• Needs training and specific

   strategies for success.

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by Bridgette Nicholson  OT/AT Consultant