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Educational Psychology

Georgia State University

2007

Speech recognition

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Using Speech Recognition Software To Increase Writing Fluency For Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Jennifer Tumlin Garrett Jul 2007

Using Speech Recognition Software To Increase Writing Fluency For Individuals With Physical Disabilities, Jennifer Tumlin Garrett

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Writing is an important skill that is necessary throughout school and life. Many students with physical disabilities, however, have difficulty with writing skills due to disability-specific factors, such as motor coordination problems. Due to the difficulties these individuals have with writing, assistive technology is often utilized. One piece of assistive technology, speech recognition software, may help remove the motor demand of writing and help students become more fluent writers. Past research on the use of speech recognition software, however, reveals little information regarding its impact on individuals with physical disabilities. Therefore, this study involved students of high school age with ...