Speech recognition (discrete): This is speech voice recognition software that works one word at a time. It is very useful for helping students to recognise words and often sets them on the road to learning to spell. We find that clients start with this programme and rapidly make progress towards writing.
Speech recognition (continuous): This is a form of voice recognition software which enables users to speak at a normal pace. The programme then converts the spoken word into documents, emails or almost any other software that accepts text.
Text-to-speech literacy support: These programmes have many features which enable people to read, spell-check their words and scan text to be read out loud via the computer.
Mind mapping: These programmes allow users to order their thoughts and put them into categories. Mind-mapping software is ideal for people who have lots of ideas but don’t know where to start when getting them down on paper.
Word prediction: This is used for clients who have difficulties with spelling and restricted hand movement. These programmes use a prediction process to identify the words that are being typed. Typing the first letter will bring up words with that first letter and so on.