Support for individuals with and without learning difficulties in mastering subject content
Harness the power of multi-sensory learning to develop, subject knowledge and improve reading and spelling skills!
- Get extra practice with math and science content
- Support students in their current coursework
- Review previously taught material
- Prepare for the year ahead
Developed by a team of experienced math, science and English teachers, subject modules provide optimal learning content for a range of age groups.
- Learning content mapped to the Common Core for 3rd-8th grade and high-school
- Depth and breadth of subject coverage
- Motivational courses to boost learner confidence
A multi-sensory approach that particularly benefits students with dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention difficulties, ASD, dyspraxia, and slow processing
Modules for learners of all ages
Practical courses to help adults with dyscalculia in their daily use of digits, from instruction on typing dates and dollar amounts, to phone numbers, and product codes
Science courses that teach definitions and break hard-to-spell words into parts, presenting shared roots, affixes, and suffixes in groups to call attention to spelling patterns
Advantages of using subject modules
- Enhance familiarity with subject content. Review, preview or support a student's current coursework
- Develop spelling skills in subjects with notoriously hard-to-spell keywords e.g. Physics, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry
- Listen, view, and type arithmetic facts: addition, subtraction, and times tables. An effective alternative to memorization drills!
- Strengthen sight-reading skills and improve reading comprehension for word problems
- Use dictation modules to hone note-taking skills and get more out of classroom lessons
The subject areas offered are really awesome. We did the TTRS maths subjects for a while and now we're in science. Words are used in a sentence, you can preview them or not, you can have the word displayed or dictated. TTRS is so customisable. I love the whole package that you get with this program.
My son will do five small modules a day. I ask him to complete three from the main course and then choose two from the subject-specific lessons in grammar, phonics, science, or maths. Having this kind of independent task to work on and being able to check off his progress gives him a real sense of completion.
My daughter is a perfectionist who wants to be the fastest typist in the household. My son is a different learner and is not concerned with typing speed. Both of them have started taking science subjects on TTRS and really like them. I also like that their typing lessons are reinforcing the vocabulary and concepts we're learning in other areas of our school day!
One of the things I like most about the Touch-type Read and Spell Course are the subjects. They have technical terms and definitions from science and maths that you can practise typing. The vocabulary is something I can really benefit from.
Course content writers
TTRS embarked on an extensive selection process to find the best and the brightest to produce our subject content. Learn more about our course writers below.
Subject Writer, Science
Mary spent 8 years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Louisiana and previously pursued a Ph.D. in Education Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. She holds two undergraduate degrees in education and science and believes every child is a future scientist in training - they just need the right guidance and support to help them grow their curiosity!
Subject Writer, Math
John has been teaching AB and BC Calculus in Austin, Texas for the past 27 years. He's written numerous evaluations and review courses, and assisted the University of Texas in developing their online Precalculus course. John has worked with many students who struggle with learning difficulties and believes that with the right instruction, every child can develop strong math skills.
Frequently asked questions
How do subject modules fit in with the TTRS Main Course? Subjects are recommended as additional practice for users who have completed up to Level 3 of the TTRS Main Course and are comfortable using correct finger positioning to touch-type.
For what age groups are TTRS Subjects appropriate? TTRS has subject content for all age groups, including adults. However, certain courses may deal with complex subject matter that is more appropriate for post-elementary school learners.
Can I use these subjects as a primary teaching resource? No. TTRS subjects are designed to provide supplementary practice in addition to classroom or homeschool subject tuition.
How do I know which course to start with? To avoid any discouragement learners may feel taking courses that correspond to lower grade-levels, subjects are presented as part of a series entitled Math I, Math II, Math III etc. Parents and teachers can consult our subject-mapping document to select the most appropriate level and module focus.
Can TTRS math subjects help students with dyscalculia? Yes. TTRS courses have been designed to provide a multi-sensory route to memorization that can help learners with dyscalculia who struggle to recall math facts.
How do these courses support students with dyslexia? Multi-sensory learning can help students with dyslexia to spell and decode keywords, which in turn supports written production and reading comprehension.