The devices used to maintain or improve the learning capacity of a student with a disability (assistive technology) includes computer programmes and tablet applications that offer text-to-speech, speech-to-text, word prediction capabilities and graphic organisers. Assistive technology can help students to learn how to complete tasks and it also helps students learn how to bypass an area of difficulty. A student with reading difficulty can, for example, opt to listen to a recording of the book, thereby bypassing an area of difficulty.
Laptop Computers and Computerized Devices
Laptops and tablets are lightweight and easy to carry around and an ideal solution for students who have difficulties writing – taking notes on an assistive device can improve the quality of the notes. A word processor can help to organise a student’s work and includes fewer spelling errors due to the assistance of the spell checker. It is not a given, however, that … Read More