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A Writing Program with Word Prediction for a Young Man with Multiple Disabilities: A Preliminary Assessment

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Antonucci, M and Lancioni, GE and Singh, NN and O'Reilly, MF and Sigafoos, J and Oliva, D and Bosco, A, A Writing Program with Word Prediction for a Young Man with Multiple Disabilities: A Preliminary Assessment, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103, (1) pp. 223-228. ISSN 0031-5125 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2466/PMS.103.1.223-228

Abstract

This study assessed a writing program with word prediction, which completed the writing of a word and spoke it out only when there was certainty that such a word was the correct one. The assessment was carried out with a young man with multiple disabilities, who typically used a word-processing program without word prediction. The two programs were compared on the time required by the participant for writing general sentences, through a social validation assessment, and eventually a check on the participant's preference. Analysis showed the program with word prediction was significantly more effective in terms of the writing time, which was halved, and was deemed preferable by 40 raters (psychology students) involved in the social validation assessment and by the participant himself. Implications of the findings are discussed. © Perceptual and Motor Skills 2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Special Needs Education
Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
ID Code:40801
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-04-30
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