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‘Time to Touch-Type’ represents a very different, effective and enjoyable way for young people to learn this fantastic skill.

The Yes Tuition and Training touch-typing course was established well over a decade ago. Our new Time to Touch-Type online course does full justice to the standard and high reputation of our ‘face to face’ courses.

The Yes Tuition and Training touch-typing course was established well over a decade ago, after observing a small group of children with dyslexia learning to touch-type. They seemed to be completely floundering as they tried to master a skill which would potentially be so valuable to them.

It became obvious that the main problem lay not with the young people, but with the app being used to teach them. Moving script, an array of colours, cartoon characters and distracting noises simply created confusion and frustration.

For these children to learn touch-typing successfully there was clearly a need for an app and teaching method with the emphasis on calmness and clarity: for an approach which, while multi-sensory, was not ‘an assault on the senses’.

In addition, there was a need to come up with a simple method of remembering the keying patterns. A series of clues, often with comical associations that made them memorable, proved the answer to this.

The combination of the newly built app and teaching method brought immediate results. Young people with dyslexia and dyspraxia particularly appreciated the clear and uncluttered way in which the course was presented. The reaction of parents was instant:

I was very sceptical about the claim that anyone would be able to touch-type in only ten one-hour sessions since my son had previously tried another course with little success. After only seven lessons he had mastered the keyboard, which was absolutely astonishing.

Mother of junior school pupil

Of course, having removed all the barriers that a dyslexic or dyspraxic young person might experience, the app proved incredibly effective in teaching all children and indeed, adults. After all, who doesn’t appreciate and benefit from an uncluttered working environment and clear instructions?

As the children began to use their new skill at school, teachers took notice. We were increasingly approached by local schools to run courses and after-school clubs. These courses still enjoy an unrivalled reputation in London.

I would not have thought it possible to get to such a level in such a short time. George’s confidence at school has been greatly boosted, with him no longer fearing written work. His occupational therapist cannot believe the difference in what comes out on paper now. She says it is like dealing with a totally different child. From, if you were lucky, maybe three sentences to now, happily, over a full page easily. In a course lasting only ten hours, in my opinion this is simply outstanding.

Father of 10 year old

The latest step has been to present the teaching techniques alongside the app to create a complete online course, designed to be as effective as attending a face to face course.

This app is ‘Time to Touch-Type’.

The ‘Time to Touch-Type’ app is a project we have been working on over a long period. We were just not prepared to release it as a stand-alone app until we were sure it would do full justice to the standard and reputation of our well-established courses. That stage has now been reached and we believe ‘Time to Touch-Type’ represents a very different, effective and enjoyable way for young people to learn this fantastic skill.

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