[Athen] Dragon NaturallySpeaking and literacy learning?

Kilcommons,Cath cathk at cahs.colostate.edu
Thu Sep 14 17:15:14 PDT 2006

I recall a presentation at Accessing Higher Ground where the teachers
paired the use of Inspiration with Dragon Naturally Speaking for at-risk
students in junior high and high school. They had kids independently
writing full essays by the end of the grant. They did a lot of coaching
in the use of Dragon in the initial stages. The students created a web
from which to speak in Inspiration, using the pictures if necessary.

A quick look back at the CU site, I found only this reference to the
late Lanne Lancaster's work with the Community College of Aurora - from
2000: Composition vs Dictation When Using Voice Recognition
<http://www.colorado.edu/atconference/ll-hndouts.html> , and she
referenced http://www.edc.org/spk2wrt/ <http://www.edc.org/spk2wrt/> .
She may have been part of the work that I remember Cherry Creek High
School (Aurora, CO) being involved... They may also have been working
with Adaptive Technologies, an AT provider in the Denver area. (Charles
or Randy, does this ring a bell?)

The ATRC at Colorado State has also had success with students with major
speech impediments although it takes a lot of work and patience on the
part of the user.
I know that Voc Rehab in Denver has even stepped back to discrete speech
recognition for users.
Cath Stager-Kilcommons
ACCESS Project
Access Specialist
Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)
Colorado State University
cathk at cahs.colostate.edu


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Dawn Hunziker
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 4:35 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Cc: Anne Gilmore
Subject: [Athen] Dragon NaturallySpeaking and literacy learning?

Hi all,

Anyone have any information for this request?



Begin forwarded message:

From: Anne Gilmore <gila at ljbc.wa.edu.au>
Date: September 13, 2006 11:28:52 PM MST
To: oscr at email.arizona.edu
Subject: Dragon Naturally Speaking from Anne Gilmore

I am interested in knowing if you guys know of any
research that suggests that the above software (Dragon
NaturallySpeaking) is beneficial for children who are experiencing
learning difficulties in literacy. If you do, could you let me know.
Thanks, Anne Gilmore

Dawn Hunziker
Assistive Technology Coordinator

University of Arizona
Disability Resource Center

1224 E. Lowell St.
P.O. Box 210095
Tucson, AZ 85721

(520) 626-9409
(520) 626-5500 (FAX)

Web Page: http://drc.arizona.edu
<http://drc.arizona.edu/> hunziker at email.arizona.edu

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