Uses structured word lists from the book 'Alpha to Omega' by Dr. Beve Hornsby – based on the Orton-Gillingham approach
Why Touch-type Read and Spell?
Add your own typing lessons so children can learn material in a multi-sensory way
Bridge the gap between typing lessons and learning to write on the computer
Trophies & weekly targets
Motivate learners and encourage regular use of the program
Track performance and follow your child's progress on your smartphone
How does Touch-type Read and Spell work?
TTRS comes with separate student and admin accounts. The main course 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 is based on completion rates and accuracy, not speed or time taken. Learners can earn points toward trophies and certificates.
In the second level, 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 learns the position of the keys using the on-screen hand guides. With repetition, these words move from short-term to long-term memory and the skill of typing begins to feel more comfortable.
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 develops spelling by testing sound-letter mapping skills.
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 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!
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 spoken through headphones or speakers, 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.
A TTRS subscription also includes access to English, mathematics, and science typing modules and admins can create custom subjects and add spelling lists too!
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Frequently asked questions
From what age is TTRS suitable? The program can be used for children aged 7 and up. It is appropriate for third through twelfth grade, and is also a suitable program for adults.
Can TTRS be used on multiple devices? Yes! TTRS can be used on any desktop or laptop computer. There is also an iPad app for learning on the go.
Will I need to install TTRS? TTRS is an online course. After the registration, you can use it without any installation as long as you have an Internet connection. Our iPad app also comes with an offline mode.
How do the UK and US versions of the course differ? There are US and UK voice options. TTRS also has country specific subject courses. Please note that by selecting the UK voice option the student will be learning UK spelling conventions.
Which payment options do you have? We accept all major credit and debit cards securely via Stripe. If you experience any issues with payment, just let us know and we'll work to get them resolved as quickly as possible.
What if I'm not happy? Subscriptions can be canceled at any time and we also guarantee a 30-day refund policy on all plans. Simply email email@example.com to receive a full refund.
Can parents monitor a child's progress? Yes, every home subscription comes with an administrator account for easy access to results and graphs showing learner progress. There is also a free TTRS Reporting app, so usage and performance can be tracked on your smartphone.
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Our home plans are designed for up to 5 users. However, if you require more than 5 users you can purchase a TTRS Education subscription.