New SEN/Dyslexia Edition
- Unique ‘Preference Screen’ minimises disturbances related to visual stress
- Uses ‘brain balance’ and ‘muscle memory’
- Does not overload the ‘working memory’
- Encourages motor skills and co-ordination
- Easy to use ‘accelerated learning’ teaching method, suitable for ages 6+
'Preference Screen' - especially effective with SEN/Dyslexic users
Incorporating a multi-sensory approach throughout, KAZ’s new SEN/Dyslexia Edition teaches typing skills whilst minimizing disturbances related to visual stress, by means of a unique ‘preference screen’, offering a choice of preferences.
- Choice of coloured background/filter screens – for reducing white screen glare
- Choice of 2 specific DRT research based background/filter colours – for steading letter movement and blurring (the program has been specially adapted to replicate as best possible the effect of these coloured filters)
- Choice of dyslexic friendly typefaces (including 2 licensed dyslexic fonts) – for ease of reading
- Choice of font colour – for contrast from background screen colour
- Choice of font size – for optimum visibility comfort and to minimize fusing and crowding of letters
- Choice of Keyboard – for optimum visibility comfort
Once the user has selected their preferences and can read the sample text comfortably, these options are then ‘Saved’ and applied throughout the course, tailor making it and ensuring the learning experience is comfortable and enjoyable.
KAZ's Unique Teaching Method
The KAZ program uses a unique ‘accelerated learning’ teaching method. Incorporating both ‘muscle memory’ and ‘brain balance’, it engages the major senses of sight, sound and touch simultaneously, radically enhancing memory retention and recall – which is why it is so effective. Using specific combinations and progressions of just 11 words in 5 scientifically structured phrases, the method trains the fingers on both hands to work symmetrically and simultaneously – a direct result of both hemispheres of the brain working at the same time –‘brain balance’.
No other typing tutor works in this way. With repetition, reading, spelling and vocabulary are engrained to memory and with ‘muscle memory’ spellings become a series of finger movements and patterns on a keyboard, reducing the likelihood of transposing and mis-spelling words. The Course is presented in a structured but light hearted manner to make learning fun and enjoyable. It solely focuses on teaching typing and does not include gaming or try to teach typing with other subjects, as research has proven that this splits concentration and in the case of SEN individuals, may overload the ‘working memory’.
The course is divided into 5 modules:
- Flying Start – (An introduction to the course – simple and consistent site navigation)
- The Basics – (5 scientifically structured and trademarked phrases teaching the A-Z keys)
- Just Do It – (A-Z keys reinforced)
- And The Rest (Punctuation Keys)
- Speedbuilder – (Simple, yet discretely challenging module, increasing speed and accuracy)
Each section offers instruction and encouragement in short modules in order to hold concentration and once again, avoid overloading the working memory. The student is allowed to progress at their own pace, acquiring the skill and gaining speed and accuracy without even realising it.
With KAZ, the user does not have to rely on their spelling ability. All vocabulary is displayed on the right hand screen and they simply have to copy and type the text into the left hand screen – as learning to type is the main objective. However, the tests and the SpeedBuilder module have been structured so that the user has to type the correct letter / key, before they can continue on to the next letter. With practice, ‘muscle memory’ ingrains these actions, and spellings become a series of finger movements on the keyboard, dramatically reducing the likelihood of transposing and misspelling words.This is why so many Special Needs Coordinators (Senco’s) and teachers recommend KAZ’s dyslexia typing course.
KAZ’s multi-sensory unique teaching method, combined with its new ‘Preference Screen’, delivers a student tailored, simple yet dynamic course.