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Touch Type Read and Spell

TTRS is a multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing skills to help children and adults improve their reading and spelling.

If you are interested in more than 1-User/1-Student, please contact us via email: atinfo@dtsl.co.nz or call: 0800 864 382

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Touch-type, Read and Spell with confidence

An award-winning, multi-sensory course that teaches typing, reading and spelling


Features

Research Based

Developed in line with language and education research, routinely supported by new studies


Dyslexia-Friendly

Content follows word lists from ‘Alpha to Omega,’ a dyslexia-friendly, Orton Gillingham approach


Step-by-Step Learning

There are 24 core levels of 31 modules each, featuring 4,500+ total words


Writing Skills Focus

Free writing sessions help users bridge the gap between typing and writing on the computer


Highly Accessible

Colours, fonts, audio, and designs can be adjusted to meet specific reading, attention and/or sensory-based needs


Custom Content

Subject creator allows admins to add spelling lists and custom lessons to share with learners


Gamified Learning

Trophies and weekly targets motivate learners and encourage regular use of the program


Reporting Features

TTRS helps admins track performance and usage with results dashboards and a smartphone app


Maths & Science

Maths modules support numeracy skills and science subjects help with hard-to-spell vocabulary


Multi-Sensory

Typing lessons engage visual, auditory and kinaesthetic (touch) senses for a fully immersive learning experience


How does TTRS work?

Modular Design

TTRS is modular in design and contains 24 levels with 31 modules in each level. A module typically takes a few minutes to complete and we recommend taking 2-3 modules a session. Student success is encouraged by immediate feedback and positive reinforcement. This feedback includes a score that is based on completion rates and accuracy, not speed or time taken.

First Score – First Success

The course starts with 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 user then receives their first score – and success!

Phonics and Repetition

In the second level, the student is introduced to words grouped by onset, vowel-blend and final consonant. For example – fedwedled. This teaches phonics in context and at the same time the student learns the position of the keys using the on-screen hand guides.

With repetition, words move from short-term to long-term memory and the skill of typing begins to feel more comfortable.  Repetition is also a way of over-learning that can help users with dyslexia overcome working memory and processing difficulties.

Multi-Sensory Approach

TTRS takes a multi-sensory approach to repetition learning. Through the multi-sensory approach, a user hears the words spoken through headphones or speakers, sees the words printed on the screen, and is prompted as to which fingers to press via the on-screen keyboard.

Finally, through the sense of touch, they type out the words, harnessing muscle memory in the hands and fingers to learn spelling.


FAQ

For whom is TTRS designed?

TTRS can help learners with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and dyspraxia, and individuals who do not have learning differences.

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. The iPad app also comes with an offline mode.


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