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The SEN Resources Blog reviews DocsPlus!

27th July 2022

Former secondary SENCo Georgina Durrant is a popular blogger and published author on a mission to ensure that all children with SEND are fully included and receive the best possible support.

Georgina’s SEN Resources Blog is an award-winning site founded to share her thoughts, recommendations, activity ideas and favourite learning resources.

Georgina has just reviewed DocsPlus, and we wanted to share her fantastic feedback with you!

“I’ve had the pleasure of trialling the software over the last few weeks, and I can’t tell you enough how refreshing it is to find a word processor that’s actually designed for education and meets the needs of secondary school students with SEND. It has some absolutely amazing features that will make a huge impact on children with SEND.

When I was a secondary SENDCo we’d have to use the regular word processor on the computers, and whilst they obviously do their job, they are predominately designed with adults in mind and don’t offer the support that many children with SEND need. Looking back, I really wish I’d had DocsPlus then!

This is everything I wish a word processor would be. This might sound a little over the top, but I genuinely mean it. I’ve sat countless times with secondary school students in the computer room writing up work (as well as supporting students that use word processors to write their work instead of pen and paper) and been frustrated on their behalf that the word processor they use couldn’t help them just a little bit more! Apart from spelling and grammar checks (which can be problematic for lots of children in the usual form… how are they supposed to know which of the spelling suggestions it provides is the correct one?) there isn’t that much extra that word processing software offers kids in terms of support. DocsPlus solves this problem. It is fantastic. It somehow manages to delicately find the balance between offering great support whilst still feeling ‘grown up’. It’s easy to use, has tons of clever features, and makes writing more accessible for children of all abilities.

For students who have fantastic ideas but struggle to get them onto paper, this is a game changer!”

You can read Georgina’s review in full, including a rundown of her favourite DocsPlus features, on The SEN Resources Blog.

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