Many of our students struggle with the typing process; even if they are a bit too advanced for word prediction programs.
When possible, training students to use a mainstream word-processor will provide users with greater versatility out in the community. Most libraries offer Microsoft Word, Libre Office, or Open Office.
One tool that I find very useful in helping students experience success while keyboarding is Auto-Correct.
Watch the video above to see how it works.
Note that the Auto-Correct is offered on all of the big word processors, under the menu "Tools". The process is pretty much identical in all of them.