I recently wrote an article about touch typing for Dr Susannah Pinkus who is an Education Expert specialising in Thinking & Learning Differences.
Has your child recently been granted ‘word-processing’ as a reasonable adjustment at school and in examinations?
Although young people are using computers more than ever before, many still tirelessly struggle with ineffective methods of typing when transferring their thoughts onto paper.
Whilst touch typing is a universally important skill, for those youngsters with additional needs such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia who are expected to type as their usual way of working, learning to touch type is vital.
As a teacher of touch-typing, I see how this one easily learnt skill can transform how a young person feels about, and experiences, school, learning and also importantly, examinations.
I launched Type IT! Touch Typing Courses in 2011 when I realised that my own children were struggling to type up their schoolwork. The ‘hunting and pecking’ for keys was just frustrating and slow for them to experience, and for me to observe!
Since then, I have worked with many children, young people and adults to learn this valuable life skill.