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To Siri With Love Analysis

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In Sherry Turke’s book Reclaiming Conversation on pages 55 and 56, the question of whether apps should be made to teach empathy arises. Turke argues that using technology in order to teach children conversation skills is not a good solution to the problem of, “kids can’t talk anymore”. In Judith Newman’s article “To Siri, With Love”, we are presented the story of a 13 year old boy with autism that utilizes Siri to learn how to converse. In response to Turke’s argument, Newman would likely debate that not all children learn the same way. Social skills come easier to some individuals than others, whether a condition is involved or not. She might tell Turke that social cues and reading facial expressions does not always come naturally.
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