NEW September 2008: Read, Write & Type software can be played online!
The Talking Fingers approach is based on a simple idea: text is speech made visible! We use our mouths to talk. We use our fingers to represent those sounds on paper. When children learn to link speech sounds with letters, they can use the alphabet code to write any word they can say and can read whatever they write. Their fingers are "talking".
Recommended by noted researchers Dr. Louisa Moats (Straight Talk About Reading), Dr. Sally Shaywitz (Overcoming Dyslexia) and Dr. Joseph Torgesen (Florida Center for Reading Research) and funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Talking Fingers has developed two award-winning, research-based software programs that are multi-modal, systematic and self-paced: Read, Write & Type, our flagship software for grades K-3, seamlessly integrates phonics, reading, writing and keyboarding. Wordy Qwerty, for grades 2-4, demystifies spelling and teaches children to recognize frequently repeated patterns in words. Together, these programs are a powerful and cost-effective K-4 intervention tool for struggling readers.
But don’t take our word for it. Please visit our web site and download a demo of each program or try the first eight lessons of our new Read, Write & Type Online Edition free!