The first thing to consider when thinking about writing strategies for our learners with special needs is that it must be meaningful. When our learners are beginning the process of writing and learning the basic strategies for sentence structure, capitalization, and punctuation, the topic must be interesting to the child. What this means is that the writing assignment should be a topic on their interest level. So, consider what they enjoy doing. Do they like riding bikes, then start writing about bikes. Do they enjoy cooking, start there. Here are a few helpful hints to get you started.