Is TTRS for me?

How TTRS works, and what it can do for your students

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Written by Meredith Cicerchia
Updated over a week ago

What is TTRS?

TTRS is a typing course that teaches keyboarding, develops reading and spelling skills, builds confidence and motivates learners to succeed.

For over 25 years, TTRS has offered a comprehensive touch-typing course based on a structured program of phonics. The program aims to build literacy skills and increase confidence and self-esteem in users as they master the art of keyboarding. Because it takes a multi-sensory approach to tuition, TTRS is also suitable for users who struggle with physical impairments and specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia. 

TTRS Overview

  • Designed to encourage success from the start

  • Highly structured yet flexible approach

  • 24 course levels, each of 31 modules - 4,000 words in all

Computer Keyboard Skills

  • Keys introduced sequentially following a phonics program

  • Small, incremental steps delivered at the pace of the learner

  • Multi-sensory learning - students see, hear and type each word

Reading - Writing - Spelling

  • Phonics program supports decoding skills in reading

  • Repetition and dictation exercises develop writing fluency

  • Muscle-memory in the fingers used as a spelling aid

 Dyslexia-Friendly Learning

  • Structured wordlists based on the book 'Alpha to Omega'

  • Multi-sensory Orton and Gillingham approach to reading and spelling

  • Sight words, Captial letters, full stops and whole sentences 

Self-Esteem, Motivation and Confidence 

  • Can enhance self-esteem for individuals with a history of educational failure 

TTRS is appropriate as a typing course for children (6-7+) and adults who wish to learn the skill of keyboarding and is part of the National Curriculum for Schools and Colleges.

Additionally, TTRS is designed to benefit:

  • Students who experience spelling, reading or writing difficulties

  • Adults requiring help with their literacy skills

  • Students learning English as a second language (ESL)

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