Touch Typing Courses For Children With Dyslexia & Dyspraxia
If your child has a Specific Learning Difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia or another processing challenge, they may be struggling to get their thoughts down on paper.
Touch typing is the single most effective way to help your child who may struggle with handwriting or processing their thoughts. And we are here to help you.
Your child can learn to touch type on one of our online remote courses where each week, they will be set work by their tutor for them to complete at home with some parental supervision. A tutor will be checking in with you weekly to give you feedback and support, so you are never on your own.
Alternatively, we can offer your child one to one lessons on Zoom with one of our typing tutors.
Read our article about how touch typing can help your child.
Your child won't be learning on their own. Experienced tutors will offer support and guidance throughout.
Your child's tutor will adapt the lessons individually for your child so they can progress and feel confident.
As it's not on Zoom, your child can complete their weekly lesson on any day. Their tutor will check their work remotely each week.
Our typing programme uses real words and spellings using UK English. Arcade-style games for fun learning.
We Follow A Proven Formula...We Know What Works. So That's What We Do!
Touch typing will give your child the confidence to be able to take notes from the whiteboard, complete written tasks on time, and type competently in exams. Typing automatically means that they can think and write at the same time.
Option 1 - Tutor Supported 12 Week Remote Course (12 Hours)
If your child is dyslexic, or they have another specific learning difficulty, you may be worried that an online course may not be suitable for your child. However, our courses are very different.
We are the only company in the UK to offer remote tutor-supported touch typing courses. These offer your child the flexibility of learning from home at a time to suit them, but with the added reassurance of having a personal tutor to check their work and offer weekly support.
And don't worry, they don't have to be fixed to a time or place - these are not Live Zoom courses but our clever software allows us to check their real keystrokes remotely so we can give accurate and helpful feedback every week!
Option 2 - One To One Lessons On Zoom
If your child is younger or you feel they would benefit from a face to face approach to learning, we can offer one to one lessons with one of our tutors on Zoom. This would be an hour's lesson held weekly. Please contact us to find out about availability and pricing.
What To Expect
We Will Cover The Following:
Correct Finger Positioning
How To Focus On Accuracy
How To Build Speed Naturally
Typing Without Peeking!
Home Row Keys
Top Row Keys
Bottom Row Keys
Benefits Of Learning To Touch Type For Dyslexia or Dyspraxia
More likely to stay on task
Increase in confidence
Help with spelling patterns
Keep up in class
Type at the speed of thought
Type faster for essays or exams
Faster thought processing
Get thoughts down on paper fast
Focus on content rather than fingers
Type more accurately
Why Our Courses Are The Best Option For Your Child With A Learning Difference
Every child has their own personal tutor. Their tutor will assess your child's strengths and weaknesses to create a bespoke lesson plan for them so that they can progress confidently through the course.
Every week their tutor will check their results, offer advice and guidance, adjust their lesson plan and set their next lesson. So if a student is struggling with any keys, in particular, we can set those lessons again for practice or offer additional exercises to work on a particular skill.
Our programme is designed to progress at a slow and manageable pace without your child feeling overwhelmed. They will go at a pace that suits them.
There are three skills involved in touch typing – knowing the keyboard layout, typing accurately and being able to type quickly. Some programs try to get the user to develop all 3 skills at once, in a small period of time. Overloading the user with instructions and commands in this manner is not helpful to dyslexic users. Our programme is designed to focus on each skill in small, easy to manage steps. Although the course is designed as a 12-week course, some students may need longer to complete the course. That's where their tutor comes in - she will adjust the lesson plan to suit the child.
We use real words and patterns of words to help with spelling
Many other typing programs make users type nonsense words. This should be avoided with dyslexic users as it will, if anything, have a negative impact on their spelling.
Our programme is multi sensory
Our programme has the option of having both text and audio instructions, with a picture of the keyboard on-screen at all times. There are also options to change the colour of the background on the screen to help avoid visual stress and enhance text on the screen.
Our programme gives your child full access over what they want to to see on the screen at any one time
An uncluttered screen layout has a picture of the keyboard clearly visible at all times. If there are too many distractions on the screen, such as moving objects or buttons to press, users will find it difficult to concentrate on the task in hand. Having a keyboard visible on screen helps with learning to type. Our programme allows the user to modify what they see on the screen. So they can choose to have several options switched on or off e.g. keyboard layout, hand guide, audio instructions, speed, accuracy. This all helps to avoid distractions and give your child the best chance of learning.
Our course is structured to help with your child's focus and concentration.
Our lessons are short and can be completed throughout the week, not just on lesson day.These interactive but short lessons will help keep your child interested. Many dyslexic children and adults find it difficult to concentrate for long periods of time. Learning to type requires a lot of concentration so we try to minimise the amount of time they spend typing at any one time so that they remain focused. Lessons are interactive and fun which helps to hold the attention of younger children.
If you want to know a little bit more before booking or have any questions or comments about touch typing - let's have a chat!