Why choose the Typing Skills Program?

Using a structured and multi-sensory tool for instruction; our small group, 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.

Application Details

Program Start Date

Fall: September 22 – November 10 
Winter: January 19 – March 9

Age Group

7 – 12 years old

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Time

Wednesdays in Burlington  
5:30 – 6:30 PM 

Tuesdays Online
6-7 PM
 

Location - Burlington

560 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4

Fees

Program Cancellation Policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded for any program cancellation received 2 weeks prior to the first class.

Please contact us for any cancellation questions at info@ldahh.ca.

Many of our programs have limited space available as we aim to provide a low student to teacher ratio; unfortunately 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.

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.

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We are a registered charitable organization that does not receive any government funding to support our initiatives. Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue providing our programs and services to support those who are impacted by Learning Disabilities in Halton and Hamilton.

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