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A Review Of Assistive Technology And Writing Skills For Students With Physical And Educational Disabilities, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, George Peterson-Karlan Aug 2013

A Review Of Assistive Technology And Writing Skills For Students With Physical And Educational Disabilities, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, George Peterson-Karlan

Jack Hourcade

In recent years effective instruction in reading for learners with physicaland educational disabilities has received great attention in the schools.However, instruction in the corollary skill of writing has received considerably less emphasis. This review paper notes that through the use of assistive technology, students with a variety of physical and educationaldisabilities can learn to effectively (a) plan and organize their writing,(b) draft and transcribe their work, and (c) edit and revise their narrativeand expository writing.With teachers increasingly being held accountable for the development ofliteracy skills in all students, including those students with physical and educational disabilities, schools ...