There are many assistive technologies available for teachers and their students. In terms of digital technologies to support writing, there are tools include to help with Grammar check, word prediction as well as speech to text. Even spell check is an assisitive technology! In addition to the small selection of digital technologies noted below, consider providing students with the option to use multi-modal expressive/communication software – especially for those with challenges when it comes to written output.
Student may have writing challenges for a variety of reasons: some are ELL /EAL (English Language Learners/English as Additional Language), some may find it difficult to hand write or type, some may have visual differences that necessitate speech to text. Using these tools inside and outside of the classroom can help varied learners find success.