Access to a keyboard and/or a speech-to-text program like Dragon Naturally Speaking may be effective solutions, but using speech-to-text may not be possible for note-taking during class. It should be very helpful for writing papers, though. You can find out more about Dragon at http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm. You can also check your computer’s list of accessible programs; most have a speech-to-text program already installed on your computer that you don’t have to pay for.
For note-taking in class, you may want to check out the “Live Scribe” pen, which allows you to take notes, draw pictures, and digitally record what the teacher is saying – all at the same time. It also instantly syncs with your laptop so you have a digital version of what you’ve written. For more information, go to https://www.livescribe.com/en-us/.
There’s also an app called “AudioNote” that does much the same thing and is much cheaper. See http://luminantsoftware.com/iphone/audionote.html.
One last idea is to use a graphic organizer approach to writing reports, papers, etc. For more information about various types of graphic organizers and resources, see https://ldaamerica.org/graphic-organizers/