Some pupils with dyslexia and related
conditions such as dyspraxia and dysgraphia find that the difficulties associated with
handwriting can inhibit their ability to structure and write a piece of
work. The handwriting itself can take up too much concentration and
With continuing advancements and increasing use of computers in education and the workplace, teaching touch typing skills and allowing
pupils to use a computer for written work at an early age is highly valuable. It can also allow more concentration
to be focused on the content of the piece.
Here are some touch typing websites which may be of use for Primary age children:
- BBC Schools Dance Mat
- Typing games, lessons and tests
At secondary and university level, this may give significant improvement in exam grades.