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The lessons are short and offer additional spelling and reading support through the way it is presented
I have seen huge benefits in my child's spelling. I believe it is a great life skill
This is a great program for my son with dyslexia. His typing improved and he enjoyed keyboarding! The feedback for teachers was very thorough
This is a great program for my son with dyslexia. His typing improved and he enjoyed keyboarding! The feedback for teachers was very thorough.
Easy grading and convenience. Didn't have to fight my son to do it. He rather enjoyed doing it on his own!
I have seen my daughter's reading and understanding of phonetics greatly increase through your program. Learning keyboarding skills is just a side benefit!
Short lessons. No distractions. Actual words. Easy to follow while watching the animated hands. Logical progression. Online, so no software to worry about.
Bought this for my 10 year old grandson, he struggles with writing and spelling. We homeschool, and he is loving this. He asks to do it first thing in the morning, and keeps going until I make him stop. We are seeing improvement already...
It loads easily, my son likes it and his typing skills are developing well
Clear instructions, easy to follow, incremental instruction
It is very thorough and repetitive. A good method of learning for retention
My daughter is in 4th grade and we just started using this program. I can already see the benefits. She is not going to have bad habits that she will have to undo. I love the visual instruction as well as the auditory. She was frustrated the first couple days because she wanted to "hand peck" but now she is seeing why it's so important to learn correct position from the start. We will continue to use this program. I would definitely recommend it
My son needed help being motivated to practice reading. My daughter needed help with spelling. They both were asking to learn to type so they can type their papers instead of write everything by hand. Touch Type Read Spell has been the perfect solution! I've seen marked improvement in my son's reading, my daughter's spelling, and they are learning to type! We are all big fans
I think the programme is very good and I have no hesitation in recommending it to others. I have also found the after sales service very satisfactory
We really like it, I think it works well with kids that struggle with reading and spelling
TTRS is a perfect program for my children.
It teaches solid typing skills for life
We've tried and completed a few free programs, but this one seems to stick. My older kids are asking to do it now because my younger two are better at typing than they are! It has also really helped my youngest with dyslexia without her feeling like a baby. She's learning to type, not review basics. :)
TTRS is a great way to learn typing skills and spelling of important words. Love it for my dyslexic children.
I have recommended it to several friends with dyslexic children. I feel like it is teaching my son typing skills, along with helping to solidify spelling and reading for him as it progresses and moves at a pace that makes sense to him.
I've been using TTRS with all 3 boys for the last week, so early days but the really short modules with scores at the end of each spur them on each time. My youngest is dyslexic and he doesn't look at it as learning as such just gaining a new skill so he's much more willing to do it alongside his brothers. It's a life long skill they are gaining.
TTRS is GREAT my 14 year old stays engaged and is learning to type correctly and quickly and I love the audio. I've told so many people about it and how positive it is for my dyslexic daughter.
My dyslexic kids can actually accomplish it
I think it's a good program to teach typing and spelling. It appears to be quite simple.
I like the hand position picture and how the programme shows the finger positions for each letter to be typed together with saying the letter or word. it has started slowly and appears to be progressing well. my son is still choosing to use his own fingers but gaining positive feedback from the programme - hopefully with my prompts to correct himself this will improve with time and practise.
The instructions are very clear and my daughter who is very slow in following instructions gets it. She actually enjoys practising every day.
I currently have one 5th grade student with dyslexia using this program and he seems to be more productive on it than any other typing program I have tried with him over the last three years.
So happy to have found this. I use it with my middle schooler who struggles with spelling. We were both getting so frustrated with spelling and it's disheartening to do spelling below your age level. So I told her we were stopping spelling and would be doing typing. Since her older sister did a typing program, this seemed fine and expected to her. I only refer to it as her typing program when we discuss assignments.
Her spelling is definitely improving! Will she be entering the spelling bee? No. But her writing assignments go much more smoothly and she's more confident about her spelling now. I'm about to renew for a third year.
I have been using the site for my daughter who is dyslexic and it has helped her tremendously
This program has been a great learning tool for my son who is 11, has ADD, dyslexia, and Asperger's. I introduced it to him as a tool to help him learn how to type. I said nothing about spelling. I simply set a timer for 20 minutes and tell him to see how much he can get done during that time. After 6 months, he is now flying through the lessons! His typing speed has increased, but more importantly his ability to spell has improved. He is working on spelling without realizing it, so he is relaxed instead of stressing out. I am very thankful to have discovered this program!
Thank you very much for all your help. All 3 students are now up and running or shall I say typing!! I can't say enough about this wonderful program
Judges commented that TTRS Online was a simple idea that is very well executed. Having a strong theoretical background, with a clean interface and lots of flexibility in its presentation that can be configured to individual needs. A welcome update to a tried and tested resource.
I really like this program! I use it and my kids use it in their homeschool. Thanks!
One of the best online systems for teaching keyboard skills
It seems to be paced just right for my 10 year old son!
TTRS is great! I like that there is no gimmicks, just typing & it's easy. There are lots of levels and it progresses at just the right pace. It also combines OG (Orton and Gillingham) words to spell, if your children happen to be dyslexic like mine. Typing is one of the most important skills a childcan have, and TTRS combines spelling and typing. The words/letters to type are read aloud by a jolly British chap,so if your child has difficulty reading or spelling, it doesn't factor into the program, and they have a great degree of success! My sons really use it with no fuss.
It really seems to work
My daughter loves the program!
I have read many posts about the benefits of TTRS. I am half way through the course which I started to encourage my 12 year old daughter with her own spelling and touch typing. My daughter has mild / moderate hearing loss and struggles with spelling and sounds - this course reinforces all the phonetic spelling sounds / rules but I haven't read any other comments from deaf learners about the benefits of the course for children and adults with hearing loss to aid spelling - it works and as an adult learner I am thoroughly enjoying it and would recommend it to other parents too!
This was the best thing we did for my son (now 13yo). He did it in year 6 and came on leaps and bounds! Much quicker than multi sensory lessons. I'd highly recommend it!
The programme has been a huge help to my severely dyslexic son. Before starting on it, he believed he could not write. Now he is writing brilliant stories, scripts, comic strips, etc.
It's easy to use, I like the short modules and it seems to be working. I like the online access so pupils can work in their own time if they are disciplined
It's still very early days for us...but I can see my daughter becoming empowered
My daughter, who can't spell, is very motivated to use this program
My daughter, who can't spell is very motivated to use this program
A great resource for home educating! We love it because teaching at home comes with many challenges! You can combine different learning styles into one, and this program allows for more ways to connect your children with what they need to put into their memory! Thanks TTRS
Wow in 3 days we've seen a positive improvement in our son's confidence and his ability to grasp the material. He said "Mom, I'm meeting my goal! I love this. Thank you mom!" He's a 11 years old boy who didn't speak until he was 5. This program has been amazing for him.
I've used this with the kids before and it's good!
Excellent - it works. My daughter used it and she loves reading now.
If I meet anyone who has dyslexic children, I tell them about it.
Such a well organised programme, really helpful and very good for the children who needed extra help for reading and spelling and writing. Thank you!
My son finds this package easy to follow. The levels are short enough for him not to get bored, and repetitive enough for him to remember.
I find it correlates well with remedial spelling lessons.
Our students are enjoying using TTRS and their typing skills are developing well.
Easy to use and children are enthusiastic
It works great. I like the multisensory approach.
Students gets to speed up their skills in learning new words and enjoy typing. Also learn to sit up properly and type fast.
My son was diagnosed with dyslexia this summer. This program is a great way to incorporate learning how to type, and repetition which is important for him to learn. Even better, he looks forward to doing his typing every day.
My students are very enthusiastic about the TTRS, and I can clearly see a progression... I also love the fact, that they are actually practicing spelling and reading without even noticing it.
It is working really well for my son with dyslexia. It is very easy for me to have him do, and easy for me to monitor.
My son is dyslexic and could not spell many words at all before he began this program. He can spell better than ever now and is continuing to learn and grow. To him, he is learning to type, but his increased spelling ability is coming across in his writing. Thank you for helping my child!
TTRS is an excellent resource, with proven results. Many children enjoy it.
I think it's a great product and I can see the improvement my daughter has made. I have recommended this product to my daughter's tutor who had already recommended it to her clients.
An excellent online tool to learn touch typing. I have already recommended it to friends and family.
It's an excellent product that really helped my daughter. I do recommend it
Feedback has been that it is a valuable resource for some children who have been using it.
The kids love it and it is working.
My kids love it and are excited to login everyday.
We use TTRS three times a week and it is great - it definitely helps both with touch-typing and spelling
1) because its more than a touch type tutor - 2) no adult supervision needed - and students can't be made wrong which is more important to a dyslexic than anything) 3) The only thing that a human can do is gently remind about which digit on which key - 4) students take ownership of the process (in the same way they do an X-box game etc)
I think the program is excellent. The boys who have been doing it have become more confident spellers as well as learning to touch type.
It's a great program and my daughter has done well with it.
As a school and a parent of a child that has used TTRS, we know it is beneficial to children who have difficulties with, principally, dyslexia. A great additional learning tool.
Easy to use - short modules so can do a little everyday - great immediate feedback
I think the program is really helpful, a vital life skill for young people, easy to use and I wish it had been around when I was at school. I have seen pupils benefit from using it and have had positive feedback from parents.
My experience with TTRS is really positive.
I've been teaching this programme for over 10 years to students/parents with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD; and although it can sometimes take time for the student to 'get to grips' with co-ordination of finger work, and having a little more patience, they have always succeeded.
TTRS has been an invaluable addition to our homeschooling! As well as teaching typing, which has helped my dysgraphia son enormously, his spelling is slowly improving through daily exposure to TTRS. This is a programme we intend to use for a good while to come.
Even if a student is not dyslexic it helps with spelling. It is also helpful for students with mild to moderate disability. Helps typing and spelling.
This innovative product combines the development of several skills at once: typing, reading, and spelling. So far, my dyslexic son, in 6th grade, is using it for augmentation, and a shoring up of the simple words, so he doesn't lapse back..I wish we had used this about 2 years ago, when he was in 4th grade, or even sooner.
I think it is excellent! A thorough, well devised course. My 14 year old son is doing very well.
I feel the program is well presented and a wonderful progression to learn to type.
My 6 year old 1st grader is doing very well and enjoying the Touch Type Read Spell program. It's very simple to use and she seems to zoom right through the lessons with ease. As a parent it's very easy to get a specific report on what she has been learning and if print the work and progress if need be. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting their child to learn the basics of typing. It's especially great for beginner readers as they quickly move to short words and sentences.
My daughter is much more willing to do this typing program than the other one we tried. We bought it based on recommendations for it being helpful for dyslexic children. We've just started using it, but based on her willingness to do it, I'd say we're happy with it!
I am so thankful for TTRS! I purchased TTRS very tentatively for my 14 year-old. We wanted it for a typing program, but my main intent for purchasing the program was because even though we had tried lots of other spelling programs...he was dreadfully behind in spelling. I had chatted with one of the representatives of TTRS and she spoke highly way that that the program taught the student how to spell without "teaching the student how to spell." Well, she was right! We are only a few months in and my son has gained more confidence than I have been able to teach him in YEARS with other curricula. AND he CAN TYPE! PLUS, he doesn't know that he's learning to spell. That's the big thing for him. Spelling has been such a blow to his confidence that he was striking out before he picked up the bat, so to speak. With this, he's LEARNING so fast and so well that he hasn't had the chance to second guess himself, so he's really, truly, finally LEARNING! I cannot recommend this product enough!
We did a trial of the TTRS program and among our participants were three of our dyslexic students that had basically hit a wall in their learning. They loved the program! They became very competitive with it too! It was awesome! They transitioned to Junior High this year and they are being successful. I have already recommended the program to several other schools in the area too!
My daughter has been using this program for a few weeks now. She is enjoying it, and finding that the program is helping her spelling and typing. Whe she first began the program, her typing skills were non-existent and she has always struggled with spelling. When she went back and did a review of the lessons she had already done, she was receiving 95%+ on the spelling assessments.
I decided to try TTRS for my girls ages 11 & 13. So far, I don't even have to remind them to get it done! They love this program. At first I was a little hesitant because of the cost, but now I think it was worth it.
Love this tool for typing and reading reinforcement
I have seen a REMARKABLE improvement in my son's reading and spelling in the 3 weeks he's been using your program. Thank you!
An absolutely fabulous computer program, my son used this when at school, it was amazing how quickly he learned to type and his reading greatly improved.
I've tried a couple other typing programs, but my daughter would always use the wrong fingers, just to win the 'games.' She has some spelling and reading issues so this program seemed a good fit. She likes it and is using the correct fingers. I'm very pleased. We will continue to use it.
I came across the Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) programme in 2009 through the press. I contacted the TTRS agent here in Ireland and arranged to have a trial of TTRS. Being a touch-typist myself I am aware of the benefits of having such a skill. For students such as ours, who all have a diagnosis of a Mild Intellectual Disability, help in this area is a real bonus, particularly as our society now relies so heavily on this type of communication.
Students practice daily as far as possible. I aim at 5 modules as a base – some do more, some less. All have a degree of success, some surprisingly so. It improves co-ordination on the keyboard, as well as knowledge of where letters are, and the various functions of different keys. There is a sense of achievement on completion of each module, and of course on receiving a cert at the end of the year - not to mention the spelling and reading of different words. Some students really like to be focused in this manner, particularly those who are on the autistic spectrum.
This year I added Touch Type Read Spell TTRS to my 3rd graders school load and he LOVES it so much. He has so much fun doing it everyday and I love it! Learning to type is a very important skill to pick up early because it can make all computer work quicker. Plus he's working on spelling and reading at the same time. One more bonus is he's also learning to play piano so I tell him when he's practicing piano that it's like TTRS you need both hands to press the keys and your eyes are up reading notes. We're definitely continuing to use TTRS and telling our friends about it... Thank you!
We just have a month at it. So far the children enjoy it.
I bought TTRS after reading the reviews. My son is dyslexic, reading was not his favorite thing, as it was extremely confusing and hard for him. After a year of TTRS his typing is 60wpm, 90% accuracy. His reading skills have improved as well.
The program is well organized, systematic and engaging.
(Adult student) - Unable to read. I am now seeing vast improvements in both his reading and spelling. Even the student is admitting how he is benefiting from the Course.
(14 year old) He has a very slow processing speed. He is showing improvements in his processing of information when he reads. He has also found it useful to follow the Alpha to Omega spelling techniques, using alternative forms of alphabets. (IE wooden, Bana-gram letters)
This is an great program. It has helped my daughter so much. I highly recommend this if you have a struggling reader, speller, or are missing some phonics.
I have recently renewed my one year subscription for this program because it has definitely helped. My son is 10 and dyslexic, so he does at least one hour of typing every school day and it has definitely helped his reading ability and also relieved a lot of own stress trying to be his teacher. We tried some workbooks and such that said they were helpful for dyslexia, but the online typing seems to be more time and cost effective.
My 12 year dyslexic son has been using TTRS program for several weeks now and he really enjoys seeing his score and progress in the dashboard after each lesson. Even though he is reading on level now, he still struggles with spelling. The TTRS program starts off with simple VCV words like hat, cap, sit to type. The words are also dictated to the student. I really like this feature because then my son isn't just copy-typing random words or letters. He is learning to spell. The TTRS program is different from other programs in that is starts off on a basic spelling level and then works its way up through the common spelling rules and patterns. THIS IS A HUGE benefit to me because I feel like I am saving time by knocking out some spelling and typing together. The program is not flashy. It is very straightforward where all the focus remains on the typing and spelling process. There are no games but my son doesn't seem to be bothered by that.
He looks forward for his lessons and logs into the program by himself...we have been very satisfied with our purchase and I plan on using this program with my other children. If you have a struggling reader or dyslexic, this is a must have resource! It would also be great for younger students that early readers.
This has been a great achievement for our daughter to complete the course. The skills learned will help her throughout school and on into college. Thank you to her wonderful tutor for all your encouragement.
Summer is a great time to teach your dyslexic child to type! We're a fan of this typing program because it is multi-sensory and introduces sounds and symbols in the same sequence as most Orton Gillingham programs.
We HIGHLY Recommend to all of our clients at our centers Children's Dyslexia Center of Georgia Children's Dyslexia Center of Arizona Children's Dyslexia Center of Colorado
My daughter is 8 and is severely dyslexic. She's now on level 3 of TTRS and it is really helping her. I have it written into her IEP at school. Would recommend to anyone.
TTRS has helped my son tremendously... as far as reading and spelling part he has made great improvements! Thank you very much for your great program!
My son has gone from a child that had to ask me how to spell everything to a child who loves to write stories. At the beginning of the school year he would have the correct first letter and correct last in a word and all letters in between we're mixed up. He hated to write! It's like I have a different child. And he types so fast! Thank you! (he is nine years old)
Congratulations Conor on completing all 24 Levels of this wonderful course. Although you were often tired after a long day at school you persevered each week to learn this new skill. Half way through the course your speed improved and you began to see the light at the end of the tunnel towards your goal of completion. Accuracy was important to you throughout the course, achieving 100% became your weekly target and when that wasn't possible you scored in the high 90's each time. Hard work always yields good results and this success should inspire you as you work towards your Junior Certificate in the coming years. I wish you every success in the future. What a wonderful life skill you now have, keep up the hard work and continue to set goals for yourself.
So glad I was told about this program. My 9 year old son loves it. It's fun and challenging. He has only been doing the program for a few weeks and we can see such an improvement in typing. Highly recommend getting the subscription.
I work as a Resource Teacher with a large number of students at the National Learning Network in Navan, Co. Meath. We cater for learners with a variety of learning difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Down syndrome. I have found that learners experiencing learning difficulties using conventional educational tools engaged extremely well with the TOUCH-TYPE READ AND SPELL course as they were able to work at their own pace and gained positive feedback at every stage of the course. Working with TTRS helps learners in increasing their vocabulary and improving basic grammar and spelling as well as keyboard skills. TTRS creates positive reinforcement and improves learning motivation and stamina. I would highly recommend the TTRS course for teachers to use with their students of all ages and ability levels. The Certificate of Completion is a wonderful outcome for our learners at the end of all their hard work and efforts.
We have loved the program so far (my kids use it EVERY school day and their typing, reading, and spelling skills have improved dramatically in less than 3 months)
My son was entering 5th grade last fall and was diagnosed as dyslexic shortly before I stumbled upon this "typing" program. His handwriting is not good, and his spelling was poor..... typical dyslexic. TTRS is a typing program, yes, but it is so much more! We just renewed our subscription for a second year because I used it as an elective, and my son has 2 more levels to complete..... that in itself is a testimonial to the value I see in this program...
The true test of his abilities came at the end of this year when he wanted to type his research report for school. He is proud of his new skills, and I am proud of him! This program is the best one I've seen and although my son does get tired of it sometimes, he has definitely seen the benefits, and the repetition within the program is enough to get the lessons to stick. The skills he is learning will help him for the rest of his life - what more can be said about a product than that?
We have used Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) here at Scoil Baile Nua since 2011. During that time we have found it to be an excellent resource in tackling literacy difficulties as well as teaching touch-typing which I consider an invaluable skill.
We have found that our students respond well to the programme and are motivated to advance through the levels as they experience improvement in their reading, spelling and grammar. This leads to increased confidence and self-esteem.
We use the programme for children with a large array of learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD etc. as well as with some foreign students to improve their English. The multi-sensory method allied to the use of typing can improve fine motor skills as well as literacy. As part of our English programme we also encourage all pupils to use TTRS.
TTRS is very popular with our teachers and I would recommend it to any school looking for an aid to literacy improvement and/or looking to teach keyboard skills.
TTRS is an integral part of our learning experience. My children use this daily to improve their typing and spelling skills. The program has greatly assisted my children's confidence in typing and has improved their spelling ability. I have recommended this program to many of my friends who have gone on to purchase it and incorporate it into their children's educational experience.
Conor Mackey finished the TTRS course today after almost 2.5 years of attending our class in Leixlip Library. A huge congratulations to Conor for his perseverance, commitment and hard work.
We have watched Conor grow from a shy and reluctant student into a confident, young man who will go on to achieve anything he wants to through hard work and determination.
Amazing progress from a young man, who set himself a goal and then achieved it, within nine months. He uses his touch typing skills in class, much to the envy of others, who are amazed at how fast he can get work done! Congratulations! You have acquired a valuable skill that will always benefit your learning. You have proved that 'with effort, you can indeed, learn anything'.
My son gained both skills and confidence through this course. It's excellent!
This has worked well for my boys. They both struggle with dyslexia. It is teaching them to type and spell at the same time!
This is such an excellent product! I just renewed it for the second year. My kids work on it daily and their typing and spelling skills are amazing.
As a retired teacher of touch-typing, I am very impressed by this system, which I have used to help dyslexic sixth-form students. I always thought what a good idea it would be to offer touch-typing to ALL secondary level pupils.
I ordered this for my dyslexic/ dysgraphic son to replace the use of a widely used, free, online typing program. It has been exactly what he needed. The multi sensory approach which includes auditory feedback was something we had never experienced before and it has changed my son's typing experience. He is much more engaged and will complete more than one lesson at a time. I also love that within a few lessons, the program uses words to reinforce reading. I am very pleased with this product.
This program is great! My son is an auditory learner and this program not only shows him what to type but tells him and that is exactly what he needed! He is doing great with this program. It is not fun and flashy but it is effective and he doesn't mind doing it...
We have tried (Other Program) and several open source typing programs to help our daughter learn typing. All of them were a chore, but she enjoys using TTRS, and it has helped with her spelling (which has been a huge challenge for her)
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Since beginning TTRS a year ago, I have seen a major improvement in my 12 year old daughter's dyslexic tendencies, as well as in her spelling, retention and confidence, and she's learning to type! I can't say enough praise for this program! It is well worth the investment, especially if your child struggles with dyslexia!
Very pleased with TTRS as it's called in our home school. Our severely dysgraphic, dyslexic son became independent immediately. Love how the skills build and the lessons are short.
I am a home school mom of 9 years and also an academic language therapist because my daughter is dyslexic. This is one of the best programs for typing I have seen and used. It has helped my daughter type using a very systematic approach that is necessary for a child who is dyslexic. It reinforces repetition for the brain to take in all the information and create the correct motor memory. My daughter is also dysgraphic, so typing can be difficult for her because of her fine motor challenges. However, she has been able to succeed with Touch type Read and Spell. This is the only program I will ever use.
This program is wonderful. It is helping my dyslexic son in so many ways that "he" does not realize. Not just learning to type but cementing his spelling and grammar skills as well...
This has been excellent for my child. He started the program in August. He didn't want to write anything. His confidence has soared! Thanks.
This is a very straightforward program. No bells and whistles. For that reason, I think, my daughter is quite dedicated to it. She says, "Mom, it's not a game. I'm really learning here!" We are in early days, but she does seem to be benefiting from the practice with spelling. Also, she loves the British accent! We would recommend this to other families, especially those who are dealing with dyslexia, as my daughter is.
I have only been using this curriculum for 1 month, but I am already seeing a difference in my reluctant, late. reader (boy, 9 years old). His confidence has really blossomed and he seems a lot more excited about reading and is even tempting to spell more often. He really loves seeing his score immediately, and brags to his sister (who is also using ttrs) when his grade is higher!
My daughter is mildly dyslexic, but also has a visual processing disorder, and this program has been WONDERFUL for her! The short modules leave her feeling victorious and the colored fingers, indicating which finger to use for which letter, have been extremely helpful. I can't recommend this program enough!
My daughter is 12... Touch Type Read Spell has been a nice addition to her other work. It starts out very basic & then progresses as she does. It has built her confidence. I'm happy with our choice.
We love this program!!... In fact, I only have one child doing the program and he has dyslexia and dysgraphia. We decided this year to begin a typing program so I figured one that helps with spelling too-win, win. So far we have been very pleased...my son really enjoys it.
This has helped my 9 year old son who has dyslexia immensely with spelling and reading!
When we started this program my 9 year old son who was stuck reading bob books. He is now reading at grade level after only completing the first 4 levels! I am a firm believer in this amazing program and will be getting it for my younger son when he is old enough.
Wow this product is fantastic, I used it over 20yrs ago at school and I'm more confident in my reading and writing...all schools should have this part of school learning
My son truly enjoys typing with TTRS! He just started the program about a month ago. He works on it everyday for about 10 minutes-although some days he does it longer. His comfort level with typing on the computer is definitely increasing. My son's comment-It is fun!
My 10 year old is dyslexic and uses this program. We both love it.
I've been using it with my 9 year old son who is dyslexic. He has showed great improvement after 6 months of use with a 3 month summer break in there even.
I love TTRS. I've tried multiple programs for my students who are 12-14 years old, many of them aren't successful programs.(Other program) is too childish, don't save their progress, and focus on just rote typing skills. TTRS is such a nice change. The students looked forward to typing. It kept them interested. The scores at the end created a friendly challenge between the students.
Love it! My dyslexic son doesn't mind doing it at all and is already becoming a decent typist. We've tried all kinds of things to improve his spelling and they have all helped a little. I'm sure this will as well. Thanks!!
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I can thoroughly recommend this! My son (who is dyspraxic and is dyslexic) started TTRS when he was 10 in anticipation for high school. He did really well in his end of year 7 exams in the subject he typed on a laptop provided by the school. He also, for the first time at the end of year 6 and 7 after completing TTRS - improved his maths levels in writing subjects. And his writing subjects were better than physics and chemistry. We were amazed!
I purchased Touch Type Read Spell for teenage son with dyslexia and dysgraphia. It is now a part of his daily homework routine. My son has asked for an adult typing course (not an animated "baby" one). It really helps with not looking at the keys and you can see immediately how well you are doing. It is an essential component for high school and we will continue to use it. I would and do recommend it to friends, family and those who ask how to support students with dyslexia.
My daughter has trouble with reading and transposing letters. She gets overwhelmed and has little confidence. I bought the TTRS system in hopes that it would help her. She loves it! She is learning to type and her spelling is improving as well as her reading. She enjoys doing the "class" and loves the applause that she receives when she has accomplished something. This was a great find and purchase!
This program is quick and effective! My kids are learning spelling without even realizing it, and are so excited when they type sentences! We have tried other game-style programs, and they were just "eh". This isn't a fancy video game, it's an effective and FUN learning tool! As a previous classroom educator and now homeschool mom, I am very impressed. Would certainly recommend.
This is a good typing program and worth the cost. Correct hand position is emphasized. Sufficient repetition is given to learn the keys. My student has dyslexia and uses an Orton-Gillingham approach for Language Arts. I was happy to see that the spelling in this typing program follows the Orton-Gillingham sequence as well, so his is working with the most simple words (CVC) as he is learning the basics of typing, and the words will increase with complexity as he gains typing skill. It makes sense. We've tried (Typing program), which is much less expensive, but were very disappointed with the program. It seemed that the typing exercises were redundant and didn't actually apply to learning touch typing! TTRS, however, is a good use of our time. Highly recommended.
Love TTRS. My son is 8 and he is doing great. The program really has made learning to type properly easy. He is getting a great boost with his spelling and reading. We want to continue with it for some time to come. Thanks.
I wanted a typing program that was easy to use, engaging, and something my 3 middle school age children would like. TTRS is all of those things and more! The kids enjoy the program and are learning typing skills at their own pace. I can track their progress easily, and love that there is no fluff. Finding a typing program that was not more for early elementary kids, with goofy characters or games was difficult, but this program keeps the kids asking to do another lesson without all that. I love that their spelling skills are kept sharp and reinforced, too.
I stumbled upon TTRS while I was looking for a typing program for my 9 year old son. I was intrigued by the idea that this program does more than just teach typing, but also helps with reading and spelling. I wanted my son to learn to type because the physical part of writing is hard for him, but he also has some issues that make reading and spelling difficult for him so I was further intrigued by the acclaims this program has received from those with learning difficulties. I was impressed by the program, but somewhat hesitant out of concern that the program would be boring for him since it is not animated as most programs are. Regardless, I ended up buying TTRS after reading numerous excellent reviews and testimonials and have been very pleased. He enjoys the lessons and the methodical repetition is great. It has without a doubt improved his reading and spelling. I actually appreciate the simplistic nature of the program and am glad to see that he doesn't need all sort of bells and whistles to stay engaged. I highly recommend this program for anyone looking for typing instruction, especially if they could use a boost in reading & spelling.
My son who has dyslexia has been using this program for two years. It has benefited his literacy enormously, as it changed the way he thinks about spelling words. He spells much better typing than writing, but better than that he has developed a unique skillset that will serve him well into the future... typing. The multi sensory approach to literacy skill development is very clever and has been effective.
This is a great touch typing programme for people who are dyslexic learners. My son can now type his work and it has also helped with his spelling. I highly recommend Kim at Trainy Days in Bromley who runs Jake's class and we can use the programme at home too!
I am a special education teacher by training and a 21 yr home educating veteran. 2 of my children have dyslexia so I have been in almost constant search of curriculum to assist with this learning style. This program meets several needs for my students. It gives them some independence where in many subjects they struggle with this. It reaches several sensory modalities whereas other programs I have tried do not. My son doing it right now loves it and if given the choice, it is one of the first things he will do each morning...
We have tried several other typing programs...all with great disappointments. My 13, 11, and 8 year old all love TouchType Read and Spell! They will even ask to work on their modules!
The Touch Type Read and Spell is awesome because the hand placement is right on the screen and it shows the child (or anyone using) exactly how and where to place their fingers to type. LOVE IT! Made learning to type for my kids a whole lot easier and less frustrating with a "fun to type" program. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
My kids love this program and usually choose this as the first thing they do for the school day! In a couple of weeks, they are already typing pretty well. I am very happy with this program!
Learning to touch-type is one of the most useful skills a child with dyslexia can acquire. Touch-type Read and Spell is a tried and tested method and touch-typing centres, which often run intensive courses during school holidays, may provide convenient alternatives.
Touch Type Read and Spell has been a wonderful tool to help my son with typing and spelling. If you have a child with dyslexia and dysgraphia, you know how important typing skills are, and every bit of practice helps! He has gained so much confidence with his writing!
My son is a reluctant keyboarder. I've tried other typing instructor programs and it's always fizzled out due to lack of interest. This had such great reviews I had to give it a try. My son now voluntarily gets online to do his lessons. Major breakthrough! He's loving it which makes me very happy. He said it's easy and he enjoys doing the lessons. I'm seeing his typing speed go up and his confidence rising. I'm so glad I took the plunge and ordered it..
Really like the program. Both my boys enjoy it and can complete it without any help. Great investment!
My 9 year old is using the program now and making great progress. His 7 year old sister will start soon because she has seen his efforts. I especially like how soon the program moves from key strokes to words and sentences.
My daughter is going to be 10 in a few days. She started the Touch Type Read and Spell (course) a little over a month ago and she loves it... we couldn't have been happier with our purchase. She practices every day and it is always her idea. Its easy to use and interactive, great buy!
I ordered this program immediately after seeing it. I had been thinking about how to teach keyboarding to my ten year old son who has dyspraxia. Printing and cursive are hard and tedious for him. He enjoys the program and is so proud when he sees his scores. He needs the repetition of spelling the words also. I'm so happy that my friend sent me a link to this program.
We have been using this since Nov 2014. We LOVE this program. It goes slowly and allows my son to have a multi sensory experience. Auditory and visual and kinestetic. I appreciate that it works on auditory as well as following a dyslexic type program He no longer complains about learning to type
I am so pleased with TTRS. My son actually likes it and feels empowered by his accomplishments. He can work independently and at his own pace. I look forward to this program helping him make strides with independence despite his dyslexia.
This program is working great. We are using it for our 6 year old and he is enjoying it. He wants to "do my typing" each day. Our 4 year old daughter watches with keen interest. The way it is designed really does include reading and spelling and not just typing.
After doing some research on other typing games. We decided to give Touch Type Read and Spell a chance. It has been a great addition to my sons (7) schooling. He has an astigmatism and dyslexia, so getting him interested in anything about reading is usually a chore.So far he has really enjoyed the lessons. He likes trying to beat his last score. I like that each lesson builds off the last. And each lesson can be redone. It's teaching him capitalization, punctuation, sentences etc. Unlike other typing games that just teach how to push the keys, this program does what it says: "touch,type,read and spell."
I love this product. My daughter is dyslexic and I can see an improvement in her work since starting the program.
The Touch-Type Read & Spell (TTRS) program is absolutely tremendous. My 13-year old right-brain learner is enjoying it and having success. We have tried and done many different typing programs over the years without a great deal of success. These lessons are super short. It seems she's done before she even begins. That is super good, short and sweet. It doesn't make it a drag to do. She has now completed 13 lessons and only clocked a total logged in time of 71 minutes. She started typing actual words in her second lesson and was thrilled. A voice is saying everything she is supposed to type. So she gets the visual, the audio and the tactile all together. It is a winning combination. She is excited about doing the lessons and is having success. We couldn't be more pleased with this program. I have and will continue to recommend it to as many people as possible.
My family absolutely loves Touch Type Read and Spell! It is exactly what we needed and more! I highly recommend this program to any one wanting to learn to type and have extra spelling practice.
We've tried several computer typing programs and one paper based one. Touch-type Read and Spell is the only program that has motivated my student. With this program, he's practicing what he learns instead of falling back into old habits when typing outside of the program.
We love this program! No games, no gimmicks but rather straight forward instructional program yet my girls still enjoy it. We chose this program since it is designed to help dyslexics learn to type as well as assists in reading and spelling. I am using this program with both my dyslexic and non-dyslexic children, ages 10 and 11. Both find the program very useful and enjoy learning keyboarding.
This program has gotten my child off to the best start with typing, better than several other products we have tried. He was quickly typing full words and making fewer mistakes because the program reinforces the home position very well.
My child loves it. What I love more his practicing spelling and reading all at once.
My son has been using this program for about 3 weeks. What makes this unique is it starts with vowels instead of the home row. It isn't long before he is typing words and now sentences. The hands on the screen have reduced his need to look at the keyboard. The letters are large and presented one line at a time combined with audio "r-u-n" etc. It also offers a review of words learned that is dictated thereby encouraging learning of correct spelling. Although it is lacking games the frustration level is low so that my son is happy to do it.
I was excited when we discovered Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS). We are a small, rural pre-K thru 12th grade school located on an island in Alaska. The program is easy to use with clear instructions and performance feedback. It sets a tone for all of our students. They like the program. It reinforces letter sounds for those who need, provides visual and auditory input and even students with severe attention challenges are motivated and self-directed when using the program. TTRS is a great tool to incorporate with other researched based literacy instruction to support continued student growth. I have recommended this program to others in our district and will continue to do so without hesitation.