Explore the design of an algorithm to allow someone with locked-in syndrome to communicate.
Locked-in syndrome is a condition resulting from a stroke where a person is totally paralysed. They can see, hear and think but cannot speak. How could a person with Locked-in syndrome write a book?
- computational thinking
- search algorithms
- comparing algorithms.
This session comes with linked activity sheets and ‘story’ write-ups that you can download:
- Activity Sheet: Locked-in [PDF]
- Booklet: Computational Thinking: Searching to Speak [PDF]
- Dwengo have made a Dutch translation of the Searching to Speak booklet [PDF]
- Slides: Searching To Speak [PDF]
This activity can be used alone but also naturally links to the 20-questions activity.
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