The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy published a research review on the effects of technology use to support written productivity in children with learning disabilities. A search revealed 27 papers that met inclusion criteria. The evidence in favor of using technology to support written productivity was a moderately low level and inconclusive. Trends did suggest a positive influence of some technology on children's performance and behavior. The authors of the study concluded that high quality research with newer technologies is needed.
Reference: Batorowicz, Beata; Missiuna, Cheryl A.; Pollock, Nancy A. Technology supporting written productivity in children with learning disabilities: A critical review. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 79, Number 4. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2182/cjot.2012.79.4.3