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Course Description

This course provides instruction in effective use of assistive computer technology for writing assistance. Students with disabilities will learn how to use text-to-speech and word predictive programs for improved writing skills. Special emphasis will be placed in vocabulary development, prewriting and editing for correct spelling, word usage and research facilitation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Student will display correct usage of writing and word prediction tools of text-to-speech software.
  • Students will utilize the dictionary and thesaurus features within the text-to-speech software to increase vocabulary development.
  • Students will employ text-to-speech writing tools to correct spelling errors and incorrect word usage, including homonyms.
  • Students will explore pre-writing, editing and research techniques while using the text-to-speech software.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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