Elizabeth Watson, who has Asperger’s syndrome, was struggling in school because of her writing abilities. Through a PACER Simon Technology Center consultation, she found help through an assistive device that made all the difference. She now uses “The Writer,” a portable note taker that allows her to write legibly and that reads out loud what she has written.
Through using “The Writer,” Elizabeth’s reading vocabulary score dramatically improved from 68 to 98 percent and her language expression score soared from 62 to 90 percent. Best of all, she is now excited about writing and about her future.
“I hope that our story will encourage parents who are actively seeking technology to help their children fulfill their potential,” says Luisa Watson, Elizabeth’s mother. “Thank you PACER!”