Monday, April 1, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - Typing Fun

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Typing Fun

Reviewer Comments
Finally keyboarding apps!! This is one skill parents, therapists and teachers have been looking for on the iPad and now Miss Sue's typing programs have come to America!!
As an occupational therapist, she has designed and developed typing programs on a traditional keyboard. She brought us the abc keyboard and colored keyboard for children with Cerebral Palsy. We now can use her software as an app on the iPad. This app can be used with the built in on screen keyboard, bluetooth keyboard or Big Keys (c) Keyboard (
For those familiar with Sue's app Keyboard Fun that helps a child learn the letter placement on a keyboard, she takes this app a step further. Now the child will type complete words with the same sights and sounds being presented for each letter. The list of words can be changed easily, so that for those students practicing a different spelling list each week, the words can be input and practiced as many times as needed. Each word is spoken aloud, which also helps with auditory processing and reinforcing the sounds of the words. Insert Dolch words at the touch of a button. Once the word is typed correctly the child is rewarded with a ‘success’ picture and sound.
Typing Fun also has data collection built in, helping parents, therapists, and teachers track progress and build skills. This app was trialed with young students with developmental delays and poor fine motor skills. The engaging game-like environment made the task fun, and we found it to be highly motivating.

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