SPEECH RECOGNITION


Speech recognition is also referred to as speech to text or dictation.  Speech recognition converts spoken words to printed text.  This technology works better for older students with clear speech.  There are a variety of programmes that offer this on a variety of devices.  

 
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WORD PREDICTION


Word prediction software provides students with spelling assistance when they type.  This technology anticipates and predicts the correct words after only a few characters are typed.  Word prediction is an effective tool when speech recognition is not an option.

 
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NOTE TAKING


Note taking tools record lectures or instructions while a student is taking notes.  When finished the student can go back and listen to the recording over and over again while reviewing their notes.  

 
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