Alan, Adult learner with dyslexia

United Kingdom

Alan is a middle-aged man who struggles with severe dyslexia. He spent much of his life avoiding reading and writing at all costs. Before beginning TTRS, he was unable to read books, magazines, instructions, transportation signs or even advertisements in shops. Moreover, he could not sit down and write an email, note or letter to friends and family.

That was until Alan joined a literacy and numeracy class at a local college. As part of this effort, he embarked on a touch-typing course which provided a systematic and structured approach to helping individuals with dyslexia master literacy skills and keyboarding.

With plenty of encouragement and perseverance, Alan began regular practice with the Touch-type Read and Spell program. He learned to type slowly but surely and is now able to read and write most high frequency English words. He learned to type slowly but surely and is now able to read and write most high frequency English words.

He has begun using text messages and experimenting with sending emails. He picks up occasional newspaper articles and decodes as many words as he can. At work he has begun compiling estimates and creating invoices.

As a result of these newfound literacy efforts, Alan has found his confidence has improved. He has a sense of self-worth now that didn’t present before, and he is more positive in his outlook on life.

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An adult learner with dyslexia uses keyboarding course to improve literacy skills