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Re: [school-discuss] Home school for dyslexic students

More brainstorming here.

A number of programming languages aimed at students
(BASIC-256, Scratch, Alice, &c) include functions which
take a string of words and make the computer's sound
system speak the words aloud. Could this be a useful
tool for approaching dyslexia? And the larger question
is: How workable is it to teach computer programming
to students with dyslexia and/or other learning issues
related to language? Does this present too much of a
challenge because it places extra burdens on the student,
or does it provide valuable opportunities to look at
language in different ways? Does it depend mostly
on each individual case?

As I said, just brainstorming....


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