AT Intervention for Writing

Adaptive or alternative grips, pencils, and pens

Harder/softer lead weight to result in lighter/darker line

Non-slip surfaces or clipboards to stabilize materials

Adapted paper (e.g., graph paper, raised-line paper, or highlighted-line paper) to assist with spacing and organization

Adjusted seat and/or desk heights for adequate posture and support

Slantboard for optimal writing angle

List of prewritten words/phrases

Graphic organizer to structure ideas and content

Cloze notes to reduce the amount of material to be written

Access to full notes as a back-up to student-generated notes

Scribe services when there is no independent means for a student to record notes or ideas

Analog or digital recording device to record lectures/commentary

Printed labels to provide legible answer choices

Label machine to generate legible answers independently

Video pen and paper to capture notes and/or recordings

Portable keyboard

Portable keyboard with text-to-speech capability

Access to a desktop, laptop, netbook, or tablet computer

Spelling and grammar checker

Word prediction software

Text-to-speech software to provide audible reinforcement

Digital imaging (scanning) software to annotate scanned documents

Scan-and-read software to annotate and manipulate contents of scanned documents

Grid-based word processor for composition

Cloze-style word processor for notetaking or assessment purposes

Speech recognition software for extensive writing tasks