KAZ Neurodiverse Edition
Through trials and feedback from special needs teachers across the world, it has been proven that touch typing and using a computer are formidable and even life changing tools that opens doors for neurodivergent individuals, as it presents a new and powerful medium for learning and communicating.
- Visual disturbances
- Difficulties with fine motor skills and co-ordination
- Difficulty in processing and structuring thoughts simultaneously
- Difficulties with verbal/written communication
- Slow working memory
- Difficulties with spelling
- Difficulties with writing skills due to visual impairment
- Anxiety and low self-esteem due to any of the above
Teaching them to type with KAZ’s specialised neurodiverse typing software may help, as it has been especially designed to help address these challenges.
Developed with advice and guidance from Dr. Sue Fowler and her team at the Dyslexia Research Trust (Reading Clinic and Oxford University), KAZ’s multi-sensory Neurodiverse edition teaches typing skills whilst minimising visual disturbances by means of a unique preference screen, tailor making the course to each individual for maximum visibility comfort.
Visual disturbances can present themselves in many ways - that of white glare from background screens causing headaches, blurring, letters rotating, flipping, crowding and running into each other.
Over the last fifteen years the Trust have carried out extensive research, trials and visual assessments on over 10,000 children. Results found that the application of a specific frequency of blue filter to help stabilise letter movement and of yellow, to minimise blurring, was extremely successful in the majority of children suffering with visual disturbances and had either improved or completely eliminated their problems – resulting in a rapid improvement in reading skills.
These findings, together with the fact that every individual is unique, in regards to the obstacles they encounter when reading and the help they require to alleviate these obstacles, were the major points highlighted.
With this in mind, KAZ incorporated the above mention research findings and further developed their programme to produce their Neurodiverse edition, especially tailored and suited for neurodivergent individuals with: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, Tourette’s, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, amongst others.