Touch-type Read and Spell

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Phonological dyslexia and touch-typing

The most common kind of dyslexia is phonological dyslexia in which individuals have trouble hearing the sounds that make up words. This causes them to struggle with sounding out words in reading, also known as decoding, and with spelling. Dyslexia can also affect short-term memory and spatial processing. In touch-typing, an individual uses muscle memory to translate words into a series of movements. This automatization helps individuals with dyslexia spell more accurately when writing on a computer. Repeat exposure to high frequency sight words in a typing course decreases reading time by reducing the decoding burden.

Touch-type Read and Spell

Touch-type Read and Spell[1] is a computer program that uses the Orton-Gillingham Method to teach phonics and typing. It is a multi-sensory approach. Keyboarding lessons present words on the screen, play them aloud and provide visual cues of the intended hand movements. The program is multi-step and focuses on accuracy over speed. This makes it appropriate for students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences, ADHD, dyspraxia, adults who struggle with literacy skills and aphasic individuals recovering from a stroke. TTRS has been featured in the Guardian[2] and Forbes[3] and the course and its approach are commonly discussed in books[4][5][6][7] concerning special needs classroom instruction and dyslexia.


  1. "Touch-type Read and Spell". TTRS. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  2. Midgley, Simon (March 28, 2000). "Dyslexia Drive". The Guardian. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  3. Choi, Jennifer (August 1, 2017). "Cutting Edge Schools Show How Education is Everyone's Business". Forbes. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  4. Power, Kate; Forsyth, Kathy Iwanczak; Rogers, Richard (2017-09-21) (in English). The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 9781785923302. 
  5. Riddick, Barbara; Wolfe, Judith; Lumsdon, David (2012-10-12) (in en). Dyslexia: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents. Routledge. ISBN 9781136630286. 
  6. Peer, Lindsay; Watson (2013-10-18) (in en). Glue Ear: An Essential Guide for Teachers, Parents and Health Professionals. Routledge. ISBN 9781134024940. 
  7. McKeown, Sally; McGlashon, Angela (2014-12-04) (in en). Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Inclusive Classroom. Routledge. ISBN 9781317611608.