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.