Over the last few years, Global AutoCorrect has grown from supporting dyslexic students who struggle with spelling, to also helping people living with mental health issues.
It’s ideal for those with working memory issues, have difficulty concentrating, are distracted by errors and red underlines or lack of confidence with writing, which can occur when experiencing mental health issues.
What are Needs Assessors saying about Global AutoCorrect and mental health?
“I’ve recommended GAC a lot, particularly for students with anxiety. The recommendation has been around distractions caused by spelling mistakes and the resulting increase in anxiety, with the potential loss of motivation, train of thought and confidence. I’ve also recommended for students with depression to support productivity when motivation and energy levels are low.”
“I’ve just seen a student who has both dyspraxia and mental health diagnoses. She does not have an issue with spelling whatsoever, but due to both conditions, she can lose her train of thought quickly. I asked about the ‘red lines’ in Word, and she said she needed to correct them as soon as they appeared. This often causes her to lose her train of thought, so she’s unable to complete the sentence she was writing – all because of a simple typing error. The student was particularly impressed at how it corrected errors which Word doesn’t. She also felt she could improve her work efficiency by not having to re-do so many sentences, due to losing her train of thought. We often recommend Global AutoCorrect to students with mental health conditions, mainly for the reasons above, but primarily to enable them to work effectively when their mental health/medication / OCD can cause them to focus on the errors rather than the work at hand.”