Case studies: Children

A homeschool typing program we love

Vivian, Homeschooler of a child with dyslexia

I have a ten year-old son who has dyslexia. My daughter is in eighth grade and she also uses Touch-type Read and Spell. She is not dyslexic but the program helps with her keyboarding practice and spelling. We homeschool and work on a small budget - almost everything we use is free - but TTRS is a program we happily pay for. My children look forward to their typing lessons.

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Sydney, Parent of a twice-exceptional child

I purchased the Touch-type Read and Spell program for my daughter who was having difficulty with the typing course she was using at school. She’s in a gifted program but also struggles with dyslexia and slow processing. I knew my daughter was an auditory learner and that the voice prompts in TTRS would help. TTRS makes it much easier for her to type the right letters.

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Amy, Parent of a child with dyslexia

We used the Touch-type Read and Spell course to teach my ten-year-old son typing, in order to help him with his writing. Since he learned typing, he’s more able to express himself in writing. He’s also more confident because he knows he can keep up in the classroom and do homework and other school assignments on the computer. His typing skills have improved significantly - he’s even trying coding lessons this year!

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My daughter is 16, has Downs syndrome and is learning to type. Her low-muscle tone makes manual writing pretty difficult, and her verbal language can be hard to understand, but this course is opening doors for her! With typing she can get her thoughts and words down, so even people who don't know her can understand her. We love TTRS!

N. Finley , Parent of a teenager with Down syndrome

It’s hard to know where to start when learning how to spell as an adult. It seems there are as many words that break the rules in English than that follow them; it’s so inconsistent. I’m enjoying doing the Touch-type Read and Spell course. I’m up to Level 3 of the first modules.

Brian, Retiree and youth mentor with dyslexia

Every day is a struggle when you have severe dyslexia. This world isn’t set up for people who struggle with literacy and we need more tools like TTRS to help adults who are out there and suffering in silence. TTRS is one part of my dyslexia toolkit. I do my typing for a half hour every night. I put that in my schedule and make it a priority.

Martin, Adult learner with severe dyslexia

We were looking for typing software that would teach keyboarding, but also help students make progress in terms of literacy skills development. We chose Touch-type Read and Spell for this reason, and because it worked well for learners of different ages...
The program was so successful that we were able to introduce it as a group training activity at the Tramway Offices of the North Lancashire Training Group, at workshops in two local schools and as part of the local education offerings for young offenders.

North East Lancashire Dyslexia Association

What I like about TTRS is that it’s easy and straightforward to use. The first time I signed in to the program I was able to get started right away. I did two modules and felt confident and pleased with myself.

Annette, Adult learner with dyslexia

When I write emails I normally look up and there are about ten red lines with errors. Now it’s about half that, and that’s only from using TTRS for 3-4 weeks.

Samantha, adult learner

Touch-type Read and Spell has been useful for me because it’s helping me with my touch-typing and my dyslexia.

TTRS Adult User

I had heard good things about TTRS and to be honest it wasn’t very expensive. I homeschool and this program has been invaluable. I would certainly encourage anyone on the fence to try it! With the new gamification that has been added and printable certificates, it just keeps getting better and better!

Christine, Parent

With TTRS the children enjoy it, it's quick to set up and it's easy to run. The literacy focus is also great and overall it is the best touch typing program I've used.

Teacher, Secondary school

This program is straightforward and easy to navigate. We have had an excellent experience moving through the levels and seeing regular progress. My son has become more confident not only in his keyboarding skills, but also in his decoding and reading.

Mark, Parent