If you have dyslexia, ChatGPT is an exciting and fun way to improve your reading and writing skills! ChatGPT combines the power of chat-based sessions with advanced artificial intelligence techniques to provide personalized, supportive, and non-intimidating feedback. Imagine being able to communicate with a virtual tutor who can understand your unique challenges and provide customized support to help your progress. With chatGPT, you can learn at your own pace and in a way that works best for you. Plus, the interactive exercises and games make learning fun and engaging. Don't let dyslexia hold you back- give ChatGPT a try and see how it can make a difference!
Ok, I have to be 100% honest. I didn't write a single word of that. That whole paragraph was created by an AI program called ChatGPT by OpenAI. Today we'll quickly dive into what chatGPT is and how it can help dyslexics.
What is ChatGPT, and what can it do?
Well, you already know what ChatGPT is because of the into they wrote, but in our words, it's pretty much an AI that can write you anything. When we say anything, we mean ANYTHING.
Need a dinner recipe tonight? Type in "Dinner recipe that includes a can of tomatoes, a potato, and ground beef." Then give it a moment, and it will probe you with an option. Don't like that option, hit the try again button.
Need to send an email? Type, "Write a quick email to Linda letting her know that Q2 reports will be late because I am waiting on Dave's Reports."
Don't like how informal that is? Ask for a change in tone.
The kid tells you about the last-minute project, and you need some ideas. Ask, "I need 4 ideas for a quick shoebox book report."
The search queries are endless! ChatGPT also acts conversationally, allowing you to give it feedback, and it will respond.
How can it help Dyslexics?
Ok, so cool; we have a new tool to help us brainstorm dinner ideas and write email responses. How does Chat GPT help individuals with dyslexia?
How often have you been writing an email and looking for a specific word but can't remember it (damn you working memory)? ChatGPT can help. Instead of googling and searching for synonyms, you can search for something like the below.
Taking something from the big picture to details:
Dyslexics are known for seeing the big picture, which sadly means that sometimes we struggle to work out all the details, flow, and organization. ChatGPT can take your brilliant idea and help you work through the details, giving you specific pointers and outlines.
Mistake-free professional writing:
Sometimes I dread answering emails (especially when it is bad news). ChatGPT makes that so much easier! Like in our example above, the tech allows me to outline what I want to say and then come up with a better way to say it (even if it's mean).
Dyslexia is exhausting, we are constantly double and triple-checking things, have a deep fear of being found out as frauds, and tend to burn out way faster than others. ChatGPT is not going to change those things radically, but it can ease the burden,
Before you get too excited, AI technology still has a long way to go, and ChatGPT is known to spit out wrong, biased, or misinformed data. So, always double-check your facts if you are using them for research.
We thought it would be fun to leave you off on a silly poem about dyslexia written by ChatGPT, Enjoy!
I'm dyslexic, it's true
I struggle with words and letters, too
I mix up my "b's" and "d's"
And often confuse "was" with "saw"
I read the word "right" and think it's "left"
I write "there" and it comes out "here"
I try to spell "through" and it comes out "threw"
It's a never-ending battle, what can I do?
But despite all these struggles, I don't despair
I know I'm smart, I just process things differently, I swear
So I keep on going, with determination and grace
I may be dyslexic, but I won't be held in place
So if you see me stumbling, don't laugh or scoff
Just give me a smile and a little bit of support
Because we dyslexics, we're a creative bunch
We may struggle with words, but we've got hearts made of gold and punch!