What is Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS)?
Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS) is found at readandspell.com. Their home page summary states that “TTRS is a multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing skills to help children and adults improve their reading and spelling. TTRS can be used as a standalone touch-typing course and is especially useful for those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.” And that “Proven over 20 years, TTRS is a structured program of phonics and aims to develop literacy skills, confidence, self-esteem and motivation.”
TTRS offers a comprehensive touch-typing course, for students age 7 and up, based on a structured program of phonics. It features the following components, which I’m sure you’ll appreciate:
- It’s research-based.
- It uses the Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction – the program builds literacy skills while teaching kids keyboarding.
- It’s highly structured – yet flexible. I like the combination!
- It’s multi-sensory, using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (touch) senses – so it works for a variety of learners. Homeschoolers love multi-sensory!
- It’s modular in design.
- The modules are short in length, with immediate/positive feedback.
- The program offers an adaptive interface in terms of colors, fonts and designs (which your kids will like).
- The program is suitable for users who struggle with physical impairments and specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia.
- The program works well for ESL students.
- It also works for adults!
- In case you want it, optional tutor support is available.
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More on TTRS
The TTRS program 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. Every fifth module is a “dictation module” which relies on the auditory element to reinforce learning.
In addition to the TTRS course, there are TTRS Subject courses. These subject courses include Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Math, Science and more. It’s recommended that students complete the first three levels of the main TTRS course before using TTRS Subjects.
For Home Use
TTRS works well for home use for the following reasons:
Touch-Type Read and Spell Product Review – What do I like about this program?
- TTRS helps students learn touch typing. My kids’ typing skills are improving.
- TTRS is enjoyable – my kids like working on the TTRS program.
- The program can help learners with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and dyspraxia master the keyboard and improve their reading and spelling skills.
- TTRS works for kids – and for adults.
ReadandSpell.com – MORE things I like about this program
- The company provides helpful hints along the way. This is info I received in an email a few days after signing up.
- Plus, your kids learn learn math, science, and more. Bonus…bonus…bonus!
- Every home subscription comes with an administrator account so parents can see how their kids are doing.
- Convenience – TTRS can be used on any desktop or laptop computer. There is also an iPad app for learning on the go.
- It’s easy to sign up for free trial – and to get started too.