A Unique Touch-Typing Initiative Touch Typing for Academic Success

Being able to touch type is helpful for anyone. For dyslexics and others that struggle with literacy it is a VITAL skill.


Almost every dyslexia assessor recommends learning to touch type but few dyslexic teens can do so adequately. This not only slows them down in exams but denies them the ability to access technologies that would help them achieve more.

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Caroline has designed a unique touch typing initiative that is highly effective in helping students maximise their speed and accuracy within a month.

She created the course because she saw first-hand:

· Proficient touch typists improve academically

· Few dyslexic teenagers taking formal exams are competent touch typists

· Students often underachieve because they run out of time

· Motivating children to learn is hard – learning must be fun

Technology opens up a wealth of support to students with poor literacy
touch typing is the key to accessing that technology.

Feedback & Results

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What makes the course unique?

This course is unique – created by Caroline in response to the needs of dyslexic students and tailored to their needs. The course is a combination of intensive supervised training AND one month of distance learning where students are rewarded for practising at home.

This course is particularly effective because it doesn’t simply teach touch typing, but also opens the doors to the technology and techniques that improve academic attainment.

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Click here to learn more about How touch typing can improve academic atainment?

The Cost

 £225 (per student) for

  • Intensive tuition

  • High student teacher ratios to ensure good technique

  • Snacks and prizes

  • A ‘blind keyboard’ to keep.

  • Users on mulitple typing programmes

  • Distance tuition

    • Assigned typing practice to be complete anywhere

    • Remote lessons

  • Parental reports detailing all practice done at home and progress made   

  • Certificates and rewards

  • 10% sibling discount. 


When compared to other courses on the market this initiative offers great value.

“Teaching my children to touch type was the single most beneficial skill they learned. It enabled them to access a wealth of helpful solutions that improved the grades they achieved throughout the year, increasing their confidence and self esteem. It has also had a significant positive impact on their exam results.
— Caroline Bateman, Founder of Achieve Now

Who should attend?

The course is designed for dyslexics, and those that display dyslexic tendencies (struggle with getting ideas down in writing) but any student would benefit from attending.

We aim to teach students to touch type before formal external exam courses commence (i.e. before they start year 10).

We can teach older students but would strongly recommend they learn earlier.

Without significant practice the speed and accuracy required to improve grades simply cannot be obtained.

When to learn to touch type?

While a child’s dexterity often improves in their teen years, the advantages of learning to touch type in primary school are significant.

Starting secondary school with typing as one’s ‘normal way of working’ should greatly reduce the amount of evidence required to justify being a laptop user. This makes it far more likely that students can be a laptop user in formal exams.

While dexterity improves in teenage years, the motivation to practice significantly decreases with peer pressure and increased school workload playing a part too..

Useful informaiton

Students need to bring their own laptops that can connect to the Internet.  

This way we can ensure everything is working correctly so they are set up for success at home. It is essential that children have a means of practising at home.

We can supply loan laptops for a limited number of students in families that do not have a portable device to bring to the intensive supervised training.

Touch typing has been so vital for me during my exams, without my laptop privilege and typing speed I don’t know how I would have achieved the grades I did.
— Amelia Bateman, Eldest daughter of Caroline