I am new to the group but wanted to introduce you all to Keyboard Classroom, a learn-to-type program specifically designed for children with learning disabilities. The web site is www.keyboardclassroom.com .
Keyboard Classroom was developed by educators at the Ben Bronz Academy in West Hartford, CT and teaches typing skills in fast in one-minute sprints. More than 20 years of data suggests that children who learn to type are better able to function in a mainstream environment because they no longer struggle with forming or locating letters on the keyboard. Comprehension and composition improve as a result.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s especially effective for a child with a learning disability with special education needs like those with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, AspergerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Syndrome, and some other forms of Autism. There are five fluencies in the learning system. Each is designed for students to master certain sub-skills before advancing to the next level of difficulty. As they advance, they earn points, “redeemable” for playing a series of games built into the program as incentives. A free, three day trial is available for download at the site.
Please feel free to email me directly at carrie@ keyboardclassroom.com if you want more information. Thanks.