Portable word processors can be great for students who have difficulty writing, as well as have poor fine motor control and are unable to hold a pencil and paper. For these students, word processors give them the opportunity to take notes and complete assignments through the use of typing, rather than writing.
Barge, D.J.D. (n.d). Portable Word Processors. Retrieved from www.gpat.org/Georgia-Project-for-Assistive-Technology/Pages/WS-Portable-Word-Processors.aspx