For many people with autism just putting a pencil on a piece of paper is incredibly difficult. They feel they can’t make mistakes and this leads to paper being ripped up and can led to challenging behavior. Supportive writing is one area where ICT can really help a young person with autism. Supportive writing is a big area - listed below are some of the best programs available. Some are free!
Use of recorded speech into Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint
Clicker 6 can be used to create personalized grids and download free grids
Write on line – use of word banks to support writing
Predictive text can also take away some of the stress of spelling unknown words some programs have ability to read back text, All the following have cost implications:
Training, advice and support is available from www.callscotland.org.uk
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