TypeTopia for children with learning, behavioural or physical problems
The dyslexia version of TypeTopia is often recommended by dyslexia specialists and speech therapists, but can also be very suitable for children with motor problems, concentration problems, AD(H)D, autism / ASD, and high sensitivity. That is why it is often recommended by internal supervisors and remedial teachers. We guarantee that all these children will achieve the desired results with TypeTopia.
The dyslexia version of TypeTopia contains fewer distractions and stimuli, because the backgrounds can be frozen. This allows you to really focus on the typing itself. Reading out the exercises has the additional advantage that you can focus even better on the text. Of course, you have to read along with it. The adapted font makes it easier to pick up the letters without reading over them. Because the speed can be adjusted for many exercises, the pressure can be taken off or increased. Letters that are more difficult to reach from a motor point of view can therefore be learnt more easily.
Apart from the settings for the dyslexia version, we offer everyone the opportunity to set a timetable anyway. You can choose whether you want to do 3, 4 or 5 assignments per week. That offers structure. Moreover, in every assignment it is made clear what you are going to do and what the goal is. With TypeTopia, you can also choose ‘Extra practice’. You can then choose to do extra practice with a specific letter, the letters you find difficult or the punctuation marks. This offers extra support and also consolidates the keystroke motorically.
Gifted people can also benefit from the dyslexia version. Learning to type is a motor skill. Gifted people can become frustrated because they do not immediately succeed in learning to type. The supportive aspects of the dyslexia version can lower this threshold, so that gifted people can experience success more quickly. This in turn increases their motivation.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
There have been a number of participants with ABI who have followed the special dyslexia version of TypeTopia. However, this depends very much on how severe the effects of the brain injury are and differs from person to person.
In the case of ABI, we therefore recommend contacting us to agree on a longer trial period than the usual 14 days.
TypeTopia for the blind and visually impaired (VIP)
At the request of Bartiméus and Koninklijke Visio (two Dutch VIP institutions), we have also developed a special version for children who are blind or visually impaired. That is our VIP (Visually Impaired Person) version. For more information about this version, it is best to have a look at this page that we have dedicated to the subject.