[Athen] Dragon for student with CP

Lavey,Shannon Shannon.Lavey at colostate.edu
Wed May 14 12:29:50 PDT 2014

Hello all,

I'm working with a student with cerebral palsy who has both motor and speech impairments. He's very motivated to try Dragon, but I'm finding that the program is having a lot of difficulty understanding and dictating his speech. When setting up his voice profile, we had to use the "training without prompts" option due to his speech. We've also tried training words and phrases in the Vocabulary tool, and correcting mistakes with the correction options, but Dragon continues to inaccurately dictate most words/phrases he says, even after they have been trained and corrected.

Does anyone have any tips or strategies that have worked for students with similar situations to increase the accuracy of Dragon? He is able to use a head set microphone (we're using a Cyber Acoustics brand...), and he is using Dragon 12 Professional for Windows.

Thanks for any recommendations!


Shannon Lavey, MS, OTR

Service Coordinator/Provider, Assistive Technology Resource Center
307 Occupational Therapy Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
shannon.lavey at colostate.edu

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