Touch Typing and Neurodiversity
Our Touch Typing Courses are suitable for students with learning differences. Clare & Philippa are qualified teachers, with many years experience of teaching Neurodiverse pupils
What is Neurodiversity?
ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette’s Syndrome are all examples of neurodiverse conditions. They are diagnostic labels used to explain the diverse ways of thinking, learning, processing, and behaving. Our Touch Typing courses for Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia can help unleash your potential
How can learning to Touch Type help Neurodiversity?
Touch Typing provides a useful alternative to handwriting, especially if handwriting is a challenge for students with a neurodiverse profile such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (developmental coordination disorder) & Dysgraphia. For these students, written work can be a very difficult area, but when Touch Typing on a computer, it’s a totally different process in the brain compared to writing with a pen.
How quickly will my son/daughter be able to learn to Touch Type?
It may take them a little longer to complete the programme, but they can still become proficient Touch Typists, meaning they will be less focused on what their fingers are doing, leaving their mind free to focus on what is important, the written content and creativity. In general it takes approximately 15 hours to complete the Touch Typing programme
Do you have experience teaching Neurodiverse students?
Philippa and Clare both worked in schools for many years and taught children with a wide range of learning differences. They are very experienced and understand the challenges faced and how to help each individual student overcome them.
Why should we choose Touch Typing as an alternative to writing?
Although there are other options available, such as dictation (using a scribe) or voice recognition software, these options can be very time consuming and difficult to master, especially for the neurodiverse child who often struggles with short term memory. For all students, Touch Typing becomes an unconscious physical skill reducing mental load and freeing their conscious mind to concentrate on more important tasks such as planning, composing, processing, proof-reading and editing (often problem areas). It makes life a lot easier and it’s an area where children with dyslexia can excel.
Which course should I choose?
This depends on the individual student. All of our courses are suitable for everyone. Choose from our Neurodiverse typing courses for Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette’s Syndrome from the list below.
The Flexi Course is suitable for a more independent learner as it is done at home at a time that suits, with weekly sign ins form Clare or Philippa.
The Flexi Plus Course is a good introduction, with one lesson online and the remaining 11 lessons done at home with weekly sign ins with Clare or Philippa.
After School Online is suitable for everyone. It is 1 hour long via Zoom with Clare & Philippa helping throughout.
Holiday Online Intense is a 5 Day Online Course, running from Monday – Friday 9-11am with a short break in between. This is suitable for any student who is keen to learn to Touch Type over a shorter, more intense period of time.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss the course options above!
Please contact us if you wish to discuss who QWERTY Type can help Neurodiverse students