Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS)


TTRS is a multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing skills to help children and adults improve their reading and spelling.
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TTRS can be used as a standalone touch-typing course and is especially useful for those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.


TTRS 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 appears at the end of each module.

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!

In the second level, the student is introduced to words through onset and rime. For example - fed, wed, led. This teaches phonics in context and at the same time the student is learning how to touch-type. With repetition, these words move from short-term to long-term memory. 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 reinforces the words introduced in the previous 4 modules. It also develops spelling by testing sound-letter mapping skills.

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 read aloud, 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.

Features

Multi-sensory
- uses visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (touch) senses for a fully immersive learning experience.

Research based - the TTRS course is based on education and learning research and is continually backed up by new papers.

Highly structured - based on the wordlists of 'Alpha to Omega' and the work of 'Orton and Gillingham'. 

Modular in design - each module is designed to be short in length with regular, positive feedback.

Optional Tutor Support - supplement your learning with a TTRS trained Tutor.

Multiple levels of difficulty - TTRS has 24 levels, each with 31 modules. Every 5th module is a "dictation module" which relies on the auditory element to reinforce learning.

Adaptive design - colours, fonts and designs can be customised for the learner to meet every individual's needs.

Used worldwide - used by dyslexia associations worldwide, including the British Dyslexia Association. 

Frequently asked questions

For whom is TTRS designed?

TTRS can help learners with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and dyspraxia master the keyboard and improve reading and spelling skills.

From what age is TTRS suitable?

The program can be used for children aged 7 and up. It is appropriate at primary and secondary level, and is also a suitable program for adult learners.

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.

TTRS Home License
  • Designed to benefit reading, spelling and touch-typing at the same time
  • The home licence is available for 1-4 users making it ideal for families
  • Setting up students on the course is simple and they can start learning to type immediately
  • Children and adults can work at their own pace
  • The in-course tutor makes starting the course easy
  • Online access means no installation is required, start within minutes
  • The course can be used on any Internet-enabled computer (PC and Mac) and on an iPad too
  • Unlike other touch typing courses, students are typing and hearing real words from module 2 (5-10 minutes) and sentences in context by module 10 (10-20 minutes) of level 1
  • Progress can be monitored easily by the Administrator Modules are short and positive feedback is given for successful completion
  • Receive unlimited support from TTRS with 24/7 in-app messaging
TTRS School License
  •  Designed to benefit reading, spelling and touch-typing skills at the same time
  •  Available for 1 to 1000 students making TTRS ideal for schools
  •  Flexible licence options with no contract
  •  Setting up students on the course is takes minutes and they can start typing immediately online
  •  Students can work at their own pace with no peer pressure
  •  The in-course tutor makes starting the course easy
  •  The course can be used on any Internet-enabled computer (PC and Mac) and on an iPad too
  •  Unlike other touch typing courses, students are typing and hearing real words from module 2 (5-10 minutes) and sentences in context by module 10 (10-20 minutes) of level 1
  •  Progress can be monitored easily by the teacher
  •  Modules are short and positive feedback is given for successful completion
  •  Receive unlimited support from TTRS with 24/7 in-app messaging







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