Word Prompt Programs: Current Uses and Future Possibilities
Word prompt programs are computer software programs or program features that are used in addition to basic word processing. These programs provide word lists from which a user selects a desired word and inserts it into a line of text. This software is used to support individuals with severe speech, physical, and learning disabilities. This tutorial describes the features of a variety of word prompt programs and reviews the current literature on the use of these programs by people with oral and written language needs. In addition, a matrix that identifies the features contained in eight sample word prompt programs is provided. The descriptions of features and the matrix are designed to assist speech-language pathologists and teachers in evaluating and selecting word prompt programs to support their clients' oral and written communication.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Learning disability, Literacy, Word prediction, Word prompt
Wood, Lisa A., Joan L. Rankin, and David R. Beukelman. "Word prompt programs: Current uses and future possibilities." American journal of speech-language pathology 6, no. 3 (1997): 57-65.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology