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How Speech-Feedback and Word-Prediction Software Can Help Students Write

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How Speech-Feedback and Word-Prediction Software Can Help Students Write
By Sarah C. Williams
; Teaching Exceptional Children, Vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 72-78 (2002)

A case study is described that examines the experience of a seventh-grader with learning disabilities in written expression and his use of word prediction and speech feedback software during journal writing. Results indicate instruction and instructional feedback play a critical role in student success, regardless of the availability of technology.