There has never been more tools at our disposal to help students with special needs related to learning disabilities. In particular, speech recognition software like Dragon NaturallySpeaking is accessible to more people than ever due to its affordable price. Increasing numbers of educators are using Dragon to enhance their curriculum. The beneficiaries are students with disabilities for whom this technological breakthrough allows:
Improved access to the computer
Increased writing production
Improvements in writing mechanics
Decreased anxiety around writing
Improvements in core reading and writing abilities
What is Dragon NaturallySpeaking?
Dragon NaturallySpeaking is speech recognition software that runs on Windows computers and allows users not only dictate easily and effectively, but also control their computer functions with their voice. Another great feature of Dragon is that it will read back any text to the user, which has been very useful for learning disabled students who struggle with dyslexia.
It is usually installed by professional like the ones from Northwest Ergonomics who then train the user on how to operate the software
Who Can Benefit from Speech Recognition Software?
A wide variety of students who need assistance with learning can utilize Dragon, including those with:
Learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia
Repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Poor or limited motor skills
Limited English Language
Contact the Dragon Experts at Northwest Ergonomics
The team at Northwest Ergonomics is here to help with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Our highly trained assistive technology experts will consult with you to understand your specific needs and provide solutions that really work. We help people of all ages including adults in the workplace who have experienced an injury or other disability.
It is important to our caring specialists that you really get the benefit of these wonderful advancements in technology. For that reason we specialize in training and follow-up to make sure that everything is working as effectively as possible for you.
To contact us, use the form on our contact page, or call 206-707-8830.