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Can dyslexics Learn how to code?

July 4, 2022
stefan mischook

I got this question recently:

Dear Stefan, you have stated that you have a strong background in educational instruction. What kind of success or lack of success have you had with Dyslexic’s? Please be through in your reply. Thank you for your attention to this issue. 

My answer:

I don’t remember off the top of my head if I have taught dyslexics how to code … to be honest. But with modern code editors, and an understanding that coding is much more about conceptual execution rather than writing actual code, though you MIGHT have a hump to contend with early on, as you progress, it gets much easier.

Developer / coder tools

Modern IDE’s (sophisticated software that writes much of the code for you) and even simple code editors, take care of a lot of the heavy┬álifting, when it comes to writing code … especially when you get into the Ai assisted code editors that are out there. So being able to type quickly, which many beginners think is a huge part about being a coder, is rendered nearly moot.

Again, when it comes to professional development, the challenge is conceptual and structure … not so much the actually coding.

Stef

I mentor people to become amazing coders/developers: unclestef.com