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The Definition of Literacy is Changing
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The Definition of Literacy is Changing

SEN Magazine’s article on literacy makes rather bleak reading: 25% of all children leave Primary school with below age-expected skill levels. And for SEN pupils, this is a staggering 62%. Teaching typing by touch is a simple option and will boost literacy levels – improving spelling and reading and changing written work completely. Typing by

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Transition to secondary school for children with Special Needs

HuffPost UK has suggestions about helping transition to secondary school for children with Special Needs. While it’s nice to see they think touch typing will have already been taught – it’s certainly not a reality! Help your child and get them typing properly. Remember, the real benefit of the skill comes from the fact that

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NHS has identified touch typing for doctors

A project to save time in the NHS has identifed touch typing for doctors as one of a top ten priorities in increasing efficiency. Don’t waste more than half the time you or your child spends at the computer, invest just a few short weeks and learn a skill for life. And save hundreds of

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Helping pupils with Dyspraxia

SEN magazine has an article about helping pupils with Dyspraxia with the transition to secondary school, highlighting the importance of touch typing and ideally learning in primary Teaching touch-typing (alongside handwriting) to pupils in years 5 and 6 who continue to demonstrate poor handwriting (quality and quantity) and providing opportunities for pupils to type (rather

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Junior Type and Senior Type Image
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Englishtype Success Story

A great success story about learning to type from a girl with Dyspraxia and her Mum; Lucy achieved 20 wpm through her Easter holidays working very intensively, more practice in the summer hols got her to +30wpm and she now types at over 40wpm. Well done Lucy, Englishtype is proud of you! Mum says “I

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Englishtype - Brighton College
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Leading Schools Put Touch Typing Back on the Timetable

It’s great to see touch typing getting some recognition as a skill, there’s an article in today’s Daily Mail Online about how leading schools are putting it on the timetable due to parental demand. Brighton College Prep School is one of Englishtype’s client schools and Englishtype is now being rolled out into the Senior school.

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Englishtype - Returns to Indonesia-5
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Englishtype Returns to Indonesia with Sue Heskett

A great success story about learning to type from a girl with Dyspraxia and her Mum; Lucy achieved 20 wpm through her Easter holidays working very intensively, more practice in the summer hols got her to +30wpm and she now types at over 40wpm. Well done Lucy, Englishtype is proud of you! Mum says “I

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Englishtype - The Future of Work
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The Future of Work

Google showed me an article today that is about 3D and coding. It seems strange to me that coding is promoted as part of the UK curriculum, and yet touch typing which is an essential skill for efficient work is still being ignored. Most other countries teach touch typing, recognising it is a skill that

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Englishtype - Home Made Custom Keyboard
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Englishtype Home Made Customised Keyboard

A lovely note from a Mum and a great job by the kids colouring stickers for a home made customised keyboard… “I spoke to you earlier in the week and I’m delighted to report that both kids LOVE Qwerty and find his Outfits very motivating! I attach a picture of our keyboard customisation. The kids

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Research Paper on the Benefits of Touch Typing
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Research Paper on the Benefits of Touch Typing

“What is known… Typing skills are important for the quality of the typewritten text output. In touch‐typing with automaticity of transcription, workting‐memory load is decreased. What this paper adds… This study investigated the effect of a touch‐typing course on spelling and narrative writing. We used a design with an experimental (with typing‐course) and a control

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