dyslexia a2 z – Computers – Computers – Study Skills
How can computers help dyslexic / dysgraphic learners with Study Skills?
Computers can help people with learning difficulties in lots of different ways:
- Learning to use databases and spreadsheets may aid sequential thinking and problem solving skills.
- They can motivate people, especially children.
- There is immediate reinforcement.
- Students have the ability to make and self-correct mistakes in private.
- They provide essential over learning/reinforcement.
- Most computers can now be programmed to ‘speak to you’. This software could revolutionise foreign language learning.
- Programs with speech make learning truly multi-sensory.
- Students can listen – ideas developed orally can be tried out and changed easily.
- Response is immediate.
- Students work at own pace.
- Printouts and text on a screen are often easier to read than the student’s own writing.
- Reading and spelling are incorporated into nearly every program.
- The colours and brightness on computer screens can be adjusted.