The process of written composition consists of many components that create barriers for students with disabilities. This module highlights and provides guidance for assessing the numerous challenges inherent in the writing process. The information presented in this module should be used as a guide only. When dealing with children, especially children with disabilities, many variables must be taken into consideration. This guide is meant to assist you in developing an area of focus and work out where the writing process has broken down for a given student. Written composition involves cognitive, sensory, and motoric components. Tools to assist the student with written composition will follow in the second module in this series, Writing: Composition - WATI - Part II. The motoric and sensory components will be addressed in the ATIM modules Writing: Motor Access - WATI - Part I and Part II. This module includes additional supporting articles, forms, case examples, and strategies for instruction and assessment of assistive technology (AT) for written composition.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours
- What's Included
- 29 pages
- Optional $15 certficate
- Identify 3-5 components of the AT assessment process for written composition.
- List and describe 4 elements that are essential in the writing process.
- Create 2-4 questions that are essential to ask the team to identify and articulate the barrier(s).
- Explain 2-3 barriers that are interfering with the learner's ability to be successful with written composition.
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