Typing Skills Program

Using a structured and multi-sensory tool for instruction, our 8 week Typing Skills Program is designed for children ages 7 to 12  with a Learning Disability and/or ADHD. Using software designed by UK company “Touch-Type Read and Spell” , this program uses a multi-sensory approach for a fully immersive learning experience.

Why does my child need Typing Skills?

Touch-typing means being able to type with speed and accuracy, without needing to look down at your hands on the keyboard, and this has many benefits including reduced fatigue, reduced risk for repetitive strain injury, increase productivity, and is highly useful for those with dyslexia.

How Does it work?

Designed to encourage success from the start, the program is highly structured, yet has a flexible approach. Colours, fonts and designs can be customized, the course lessons are modular in design and each module is short and includes regular, positive feedback and there are multiple levels of difficulty.

Students in our program access the tools and lessons through a web-based link on their own device. A qualified facilitator guides the group through the modules while providing positive feedback, ensuring proper posture and finger positioning on the keyboard and helping to regulate breaks and stretches during the lessons. Students can access the course lesson software link remotely, so they can access lessons at home to reinforce learning.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this program is currently running online. Due to the limited visibility of student’s finger placement on keyboard, parents must remain accessible while the program is in session to assist the Facilitator and reinforce these techniques at home.

COVID-19 POLICY
The Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton follows and will continue to follow all Public Health guidelines and requirements for the operation of its in-person programs.  However, due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and it’s affect on the Halton-Hamilton area, the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton reserves the right to transition all in-person classes to a virtual environment in accordance to any recommendation by Health Canada. When signing up for this program, you agree that in-person classes may be held online when deemed necessary. No refunds will be applicable in the case that classes continue in-person and families choose to withdraw, but applicants will have the choice to withdraw if classes transition to online-based learning.
Upcoming In-Person Sessions:

Fall Session: Wednesdays, October 7th – November 25th (8 weeks)

Class 1: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Class 2: 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

Prices

$300 (members)

$375 (non-members)

Upcoming Online Sessions:

Fall Session: Tuesdays, October 6th – November 24th 

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Prices

$200 (members)

$275 (non-members)

Register for the Upcoming Session Below

Please note: The cost of annual membership is $50.00 per family, paid separately from program fees.

Program Cancellation Policy:
  • 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for any program cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the first class.
  • Space cannot be held for any student until payment is received.
  • We reserve the right to cancel program sessions if minimum numbers are not reached (4)

 

A Program for students ages 7-12 that teaches proper typing technique, develops reading and spelling skills, builds confidence and motivates learners to succeed

To add your student to a Wait List for the next session, please complete the form below.  

This does not register your child for the program, but it allows us to contact you when we have another session scheduled.  
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