For learners with dyslexia

A program designed to get children and young-adults
with dyslexia touch-typing, with additional
support for reading and spelling

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With Touch-type Read and Spell …


Learning is multi-sensory


Material is presented in bite-size chunks


Individuals set the pace of study


Initial focus is on accuracy vs. speed


Progress is displayed in easy-to-read charts

An online program for users of all ages and ability levels

Watch them build confidence and skill as they compete module after module and begin to type!

  • Learn keyboarding in a dyslexia-friendly way
  • Become a more confident speller and boost reading fluency
  • Foster independence through self-directed learning
 
 

The TTRS Course teaches typing and strengthens spelling and reading ability at the same time

  • Learn to type, read and spell 4,500+ English words
  • Harness muscle-memory in the fingers to help with spelling
  • Whole word approach from the start
  • Structured and supported learning

An online program for users of all ages and ability levels. TTRS is recommended by the British Dyslexia Association and takes a multi-sensory Orton Gillingham based approach.

Getting started

  • Log-in from a laptop, iPad or desktop computer
  • Add an avatar and choose your favourite keyboard display
  • Turn on ‘show hands’ to provide guidance on finger placement
  • Select a dyslexia-friendly font like Open Dyslexic
  • See, hear and type English letters, words, phrases and sentences
  • Keep track of scores and review your progress
  • Earn badges, awards and printable certificates

 

Advantages of typing for individuals with dyslexia

  • Typing makes it easier to produce clear and legible text
  • Writing on a computer opens up access to spelling and grammar checks
  • A phonics-based curriculum reinforces literacy skills
  • Regular keyboarding sessions lower anxiety and build stamina
  • Positive feedback boosts self-esteem and confidence for learners with a history of educational failure

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Testimonials and reviews

 

Carry, Parent of a child with dyslexia and dyspraxia

I was looking for something to help a child who learns best with visual support, and this program was recommended to me. Having the hand and finger guide on the screen showing which keys to press, really worked for my son. TTRS was easy for him to navigate and he could go at his own pace. I also liked that he could do one module in ten to fifteen minutes. It made it easy to fit in regular practice sessions.

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Kathryn, Parent of two children with dyslexia

When your kids struggle with learning difficulties, you know they have many battles to face and that school can be hard for them. Fortunately, my boys go to a school where typing is encouraged. We started off with a program that had more animation and games but we found it hard to institute a daily regime. Especially with my eldest, he needed more structure. Then we tried Touch-type Read and Spell and it really worked!

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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 Goodwin, US , Parent

Children like TTRS. It gives them the instant reward of seeing their scores improve and the progress they've made. At our school we use it mainly with dyslexic children and struggling writers.

Helen Holmes, UK , Teacher

 

My daughter has dyslexia. I like the auditory, visual, and tactile nature of the TTRS program because it helps with her short term memory issues.

Anne Stahl, US , Parent

Thanks to this program my son has learnt to type sufficiently well to be allowed to use his laptop in school, which is a massive help with his dyslexia. His spelling has also improved through using TTRS. Now my daughter is learning with it too!

Claire Terry, UK , Parent

Frequently asked questions

Are TTRS lessons geared toward learners with dyslexia? Lessons are split into bite-size modules that can be completed in 3-5 minutes and provide just the right amount of challenge for someone with dyslexia. The words taught follow a carefully structured program of phonics so spelling skills improve gradually. They are short enough to keep a learner focused while also making it easier to repeat and review words.

My child struggles with self-directed learning. Will he or she need supervision using this program? It depends on the learner, but after a few modules most parents find their child is able to complete work independently. In fact, that’s one of the things parents like most about TTRS!  The program opens directly to the last completed module, which minimises the chances that time is lost looking through menus and encourages a quick start to every session.

How long will it take for typing skills to emerge? Students with dyslexia may require extra time to master the key strokes in touch-typing or they may find it intuitive and progress through the levels quickly. Fortunately, this kind of flexibility is built into the course as TTRS encourages every user to proceed at his or her own pace.

Does my child have to complete explicit spelling and reading exercises to benefit from the program? No! With TTRS reading and spelling help is built into the course so learners improve skills by repeatedly typing groups of words with common English spelling patterns. This means a child or young-adult can simply focus on learning how to type, instead of being embarrassed about using a program that provides literacy instruction.

What is unique about TTRS compared to other programs and apps? Our multi-sensory typing method involves hearing a sound, seeing it on the screen and typing the corresponding keys, combining diverse sensory input with an accessible platform to ensure success. When used in conjunction with tailored strategy instruction, TTRS can make a big difference in the reading and spelling ability of learners with dyslexia.

What if TTRS doesn’t work for my learner? Many learners with dyslexia have found success using the TTRS Course. However, we understand that no two individuals with dyslexia are the same so if after some time you find your child is not making progress and the program is not a good fit, just get in touch with our team and we’ll send you a full refund.

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