Typing / Keyboarding program for Dyslexia
Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:40 AM
And if its a computer based program, it would need to give oral instructions as he would be too overwhelmed to read instructions.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:25 AM
Thanks for the rec...I'll look into that!
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:38 AM
Good luck finding a good match for your dc:)
Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:39 PM
After DS grew tired of the BBC program, I downloaded a program called Platinum Typing Instructor (typer island) for $10. I stressed accuracy over speed and set the typing goal at 5 WPM. That particular program has a practice area where you can repeat lessons, over and over, as long as needed. After 20min/day over 1 semester, he types 40WPM. He always practiced with the keyboard tray pushed in so that he couldn't see his fingers.
Work slowly and stress accuracy over speed. There are other programs designed for dyslexics, but I found that my son didn't really need that.
Edited by Heathermomster, 10 October 2012 - 05:01 PM.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:55 AM
If the ages in your signature are correct, I would use Read, Write, Type. You can buy a five year online license for about $25.
I just wanted to report back that we have been using Read, Write and Type and are soooo happy with it!! I had briefly tried the free BBC program and a few others, but they seem to teach the entire home row in one or two lessons which he was completely overwhelmed by.
Read, Write, Type goes one letter at a time, and has all phonics based words and sentences. He is astounded and proud of the progress he is making! So I just wanted to say thanks and also let anyone else know who is looking for a similar program. http://www.talkingfingers.com/
Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:52 AM