It is essential for everyone to be able to communicate their thoughts and ideas but for those with learning differences, learning to type can be a life-changer.
AUTISM AND ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
My name is Peg Watt-Morse. I am a high-risk obstetrician married to a busy attorney. Our daughter, Mary, has Asperger’s Syndrome. Her handwriting is painstakingly slow and difficult to read.
We were fortunate enough to have our daughter, Mary, learn to type with the Keyboard Town PALS, Kids Typing Express program. In less than four sessions, our daughter was an excellent typist. Mary immediately used her new ability to communicate by typing a song about her grandfather who had recently died.
My other 3 children received typing instruction in their computer classes at school. Those classes were long and boring and I saw after several lessons that they did not know how to type. I switched them to Mary’s program and everyone was happy.
My family is a perfect example of how this program works well for both typical and special needs children.
Margaret L. (Peg) Watt-Morse MD, MPH
Mary was fortunate enough to learn to type which was a tool she absolutely needed in order to communicate successfully and graduate from a 4 year college.