Word processing

its impact on children's writing.

L. Outhred*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper describes the effects of using a word processor on the creative writing of a small group of children with learning disabilities. Each week the children wrote one word-processed and one handwritten story. The effects of using a word processor seemed to be influenced by the particular problems the children were experiencing with written work. For the children with severe spelling problems, using a word processor seemed to result in fewer spelling errors, while for the children who were still predominantly concerned with the mechanics of the writing task, using a word processor seemed to result in longer stories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Learning Disabilities
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989

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