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How can typing help people with dyslexia?

For many people who struggle with dyslexia, the world is an incredibly complicated place. The systems in place in much of modern society simply make each potential obstacle even more challenging. From the very beginning of our lives, we are all faced with exams, interviews and papers. These are challenging for most, but even more so for those who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. These areas of life can be severely affected by the way in which an individual processes information. Many have found touch typing to be a useful tool which can help those with dyslexia conquer challenges associated with their condition. In order to understand this, we must first understand what dyslexia is. What is Dyslexia? Perhaps the most important thing to point out when discussing dyslexia is that it isn’t a sign of laziness, low intelligence, poor eyesight, or anything like that. It’s a very common condition which alters the way in which a brain processes language, both spoken and written. One of the primary factors of the condition is a difficulty reading, leading to it sometimes being referred to as a “reading disability” or “reading disorder”, but it also impacts an individual’s proficiency in spelling, writing…

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Eight recommendations to learn touch typing

Touch typing is the ability to type without having to look at the keyboard. Once learned you will be able to always find the correct letter without thinking. It will feel as if your fingers always “magically” find the right key. The…

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Typing games have a purpose

Our philosophy at is that typing for kids should be fun, so you enjoy learning and do it faster. One of the things we have done to make the typing course more fun has been to include seven different games.   Unlock…

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The benefits of learning touch typing

Touch typing used to be a skill that was reserved for those working in fields with massive amounts of data or text entry. Nowadays almost everybody spends a large amount of time sitting behind a computer each day. This makes touch typing…

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Is it worthwhile to do a free touch typing course?

From time to time people ask us why they should consider paying for a touch typing course when free alternatives are available. In this article we will explain the main differences between free touch typing courses and the one offered by TypeKids.…

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What determines how fast a person can type?

There is a maximum amount of words per minute a person will be able to reach after learning touch typing. This maximum depends on four factors. Age. A child has shorter fingers than an adult, which makes it more difficult to type…

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Learn while playing: Five factors that speed up learning

Surely you have heard that games speed up learning and improve retention capacity, right?. If you are an analytical person then perhaps you do not give credence to that, and maybe you want to know specifically why people say that about games.…

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QUERTY and the Typewriter

It might seem random when you look at the computer’s keyboard and see the order in which the letters are laid out, but there is a good reason for it.In the first row of letters, and starting at the left, we have…

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