Friday, 9 March 2012
Not Your Type?
A quarter of a century later and it's Louis' turn to teach those digits to tap away at an lightning pace. It was one of the recommendations in the report that Christy, the educational psychologist prepared for him to compensate for his difficulties with writing and spelling. Of course, tuition has taken a hi-tech turn and there's a myriad of software solutions. The good news is that this isn't something that you have to throw money out. There's plenty of free resources out there.
Tried and tested by Lou comes the BBC's Dance Mat Typing . It must be fun as it hasn't been too onerous to persuade him to persevere with the twelve part course. He's advanced to lesson six out of twelve and tells me that he now knows how to type p and q with his pinkies. School are supplementing this learning with their own lessons for a small group of lads with similar difficulties. And it seems Louis home study is paying dividends...slowly. For this week he proudly came home with a speed typing certificate. With his breakneck speed of four words a minute, he's easily the best in the class!