About TTRS

A typing course that teaches keyboarding, develops reading and spelling skills, builds confidence and motivates learners to succeed

Our Mission

To encourage and develop the power of literacy

TTRS provides a high-quality, well-structured, online typing course that teaches touch-typing at the same time as encouraging and developing the power of literacy.

Our course teaches typing skills in a unique, dyslexia-friendly way by following a structured literacy program. Core content is informed by word lists from the textbook Alpha to Omega, which is based on the work of Orton and Gillingham.

TTRS is a value-led company. We believe that with the right support, everyone can reach their full potential. We aim to make learning how to type accessible for all. We offer an efficient way to strengthen reading and spelling skills and build confidence in learners of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels.

TTRS Overview

  • Designed to encourage success from the start
  • Highly structured yet flexible approach
  • 24 course levels, each of 31 modules - 4,500+ words

Reading - Writing - Spelling

  • Phonics program supports decoding skills in reading
  • Repetition, free-writing, and dictation exercises develop writing fluency
  • Muscle memory in the fingers used as a spelling aid

Self-Esteem, Motivation and Confidence

  • Can enhance self-esteem for individuals with a history of educational failure
  • TTRS is appropriate as a typing course for children age 7+ and adults who wish to learn the skill of keyboarding. It is part of the National Curriculum for Schools and Colleges.

Computer Keyboard Skills

  • Keys introduced sequentially following a phonics program
  • Small, incremental steps delivered at the pace of the learner
  • Multi-sensory learning - students see, hear and type each word

Dyslexia-Friendly Learning

  • Structured wordlists based on the book 'Alpha to Omega'
  • Multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham approach to reading and spelling
  • Sight words, uppercase letters, punctuation and whole sentences

TTRS is designed to benefit:

  • Students who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties
  • Adults who want to learn typing and/or require help with their literacy skills
  • Students learning English as an Additional Language (EAL)

How does Touch-type Read and Spell work?

Every 5th module is a dictation module that removes the visual element encouraging the student to listen to the words and then type out what they hear. This reinforces the words introduced in the previous 4 modules. It also develops spelling by testing sound-letter mapping skills.
Some students with dyslexia have problems with their short-term memory. Repetition is a way of “over-learning” which can help with these problems. TTRS uses a multi-sensory approach to repetition learning.
Through the multi-sensory approach, students hear the words using headphones, see the words printed on the screen, and are prompted as to which fingers to press via the on-screen keyboard.
Finally, through the sense of touch, they type out the words and learn to “spell with their fingers”.

TTRS is modular in design and contains 24 levels with 31 modules in each level. A module typically takes a few minutes to complete. Student success is encouraged by immediate feedback and positive reinforcement. This feedback includes a score that appears at the end of each module.

The course starts with students learning to touch-type, read and spell the vowels - "a, e, I, o, u ". The audio track accompanies the letters as they appear on the screen, reinforcing sound-letter correspondence, which is a crucial skill for sounding out words in reading. The student then receives their first score - and success!

In the second module,the student is introduced to words grouped by onset, vowel-blend, and final consonant. For example - fed, wed, led. This teaches phonics in context and at the same time, the student is learning how to touch-type. With repetition, these words move from short-term to long-term memory.

It's like talking with my fingers. When I want to spell a word, I just think where my fingers would go.

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For Homeschoolers

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