Using assistive technology to support dyslexic writers

Last updated: 03/02/2022
Contributor: Teachit Author
Using assistive technology to support dyslexic writers
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Malcolm Litten, expert in assistive technology and an experienced ex-English teacher, offers advice on how technology can help support writers with dyslexia and other literacy needs. The resource accompanies Malcolm's article, 'Using assistive technology to support dyslexic writers'. Malcolm includes advice on:

  • handwriting: including providing keyboards and relevant typing programmes
  • spelling: predictive typing tools and talking spell checkers
  • structure: mind-mapping tools
  • word selection: word banks
  • speech recognition software.

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30/11/2018

Thank you, this was a very useful article.

10/11/2016

Very informative thank you.

Marcia Morland

19/10/2016

Very informative thank you.

Marcia Morland

19/10/2016

Thank you - very informative

Siobhan Merron

10/10/2016

Very useful thank you, I have passed it on to the SEND department.

04/10/2016