I’ve been in contact with the lovely Sarah at Operation Diversity, who has offered all Dyspraxia Kids readers a free 1-month trial to TTRS software. “Well, that’s great,” you say, “but what on earth is it?”
TTRS stands for Touch, Typing, Reading, Spelling. Here is a YouTube video to tell you a bit more.
Here is what Sarah had to tell me about it:
TTRS is a multi-sensory course that not only teaches children (age 7+) touch-typing but also helps them with their reading and spelling skills. Touch typing is fantastic skill for children to learn full stop in today’s digital era but even more so for children with dyspraxia/ dyslexia etc who struggle with processing and handwriting. TTRS cuts out some of those processing difficulties as children do not need to stress over letter formation and neat handwriting. Instead, through multisensory learning and repetition they will learn to type as fast as their clever brains think allowing them to get their words down quickly with minimal stress and effort!
There are a total of 24 levels to complete with 31 modules in each level. Each module takes approximately five to ten minutes to complete and can be done at your own pace! Continual success is encouraged, as immediate feedback is given at the end of each module with positive reinforcement.
To reward the children for their efforts I had these certificates designed especially which will be sent to the children in the post as each level is passed! The certificates will arrive in special golden envelopes (Willy Wonka style ones!) to reward them for their efforts and to encourage them to keep going.
How Do I Claim My Free Trial?
The trial will begin on the 1st of June for one month. If you want to continue after this the cost is just £10 per month for one child, £15 for 2 or 3 siblings payable by Direct Debit.
To enrol for the free trial all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- Your full name and address (for the certificates)
- Your childâ€™s first and last name and date of birth
- Please quote Dyspraxia-Kids
There’s nothing to pay up front, so I figure it’s worth a go. I’m going to be trying it out with my ten-year-old for a couple of months and will write a review after that, so you can hear exactly what we thought to the programme. I love the idea of the encouragement with the certificates arriving in golden envelopes. My daughter is already excited about that bit! 🙂
Tracey Downes says
hello, just wondering if I am able to access the free trial i’m in Australia?
Hi Tracey, the trial period is over now but it looks like this site is your best bet if your in Australia. I’ll be writing a review of TTRS soon but I can tell you that I recommend it. http://www.readandspell.com/us/home-course