Assistive technology for writing

By The Understood Team

Expert reviewed by Jamie Martin

A person sits at a table and types on a laptop computer.

At a glance

  • Technology can be a great support for kids and adults who struggle with writing.

  • Handwriting tools help with the physical act of writing.

  • There’s also technology that can help with organizing and expressing thoughts in writing.

Technology can be a huge boost for people who struggle with writing. A keyboard, for example, can help people who have trouble using a pen or pencil. (AT) tools like this can make the physical act of writing easier. AT can also help with spelling and grammar, and with organizing and expressing thoughts in writing.

To understand the options, here’s a guide to AT tools for writing, and where to find them.

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About the author

About the author

The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.

Reviewed by

Reviewed by

Jamie Martin is an assistive technology specialist at the New England Assistive Technology Center (NEAT) in Hartford, Connecticut.