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The Effects Of Word Prediction On Writing Fluency For Students With Physical Disabilities, Peter John Mezei Oct 2009

The Effects Of Word Prediction On Writing Fluency For Students With Physical Disabilities, Peter John Mezei

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Writing is a multifaceted, complex task that involves interaction between physical and cognitive skills. Individuals with physical disabilities vary in terms of both their physical and cognitive abilities. Often they must overcome one or more significant barriers in order to engage in the task of writing. Minimizing or eliminating barriers is important because opportunities are greater for individuals who can effectively communicate their ideas via writing. Assistive technology (AT) is an increasingly effective solution to increase typing fluency. The purpose of this study is to examine if word prediction software, a commonly used software program used with individuals with learning ...


The Use Of A Repeated Readings With Computer Modeling Treatment Package To Promote Reading Fluency With Students Who Have Physical Disabilities, Marion Elizabeth Coleman May 2008

The Use Of A Repeated Readings With Computer Modeling Treatment Package To Promote Reading Fluency With Students Who Have Physical Disabilities, Marion Elizabeth Coleman

Communication Sciences and Disorders Dissertations

Reading is an essential skill for students with physical disabilities which opens up opportunities in many areas of an individual’s life including the acquisition of knowledge, the ability to read for enjoyment, and the chances of gaining employment. Students with physical disabilities often do not read fluently; however, there is a lack of research on instructional methods to address reading fluency with this population. Methodologies used with students who have physical disabilities are often borrowed from other populations (e.g., the use of repeated readings to increase fluency with students with learning disabilities). Additionally, advances in technology suggest the ...


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 ...