Difficulty with spelling

Case G: Application to use a scribe or word processor with spell check/predictive text enabled

Student G has problems with spelling. Not only is his standard score for spelling below 85 but a significant number of words are difficult to read because they are misspelt (see Figure 17). The Exact spelling test gives his spelling standard score, but to obtain the percentage of unreadable words it is easier to look at his handwriting to dictation in Exact.

The handwriting is poor, bordering on illegible in places. However, it is possible to read most of the letters and it is the poor spelling that makes this writing particularly difficult to read.

Figure 17. Student G – Handwriting difficult to read because of spelling errors