How to Master Touch Typing Step-by-Step
Typing for the Physically Handicapped
Typing for Individual Achievement
Basic Typing Step-by-Step
In the early 1960’s, Jack Heller (B.S., M.S.), a special education teacher with 35 years experience, saw the need for a course that would teach touch-typing to students with physical handicaps. His research and development led to his book, Typing for the Physically Handicapped, previously published by McGraw-Hill.
In 1984, Mr. Heller’s nephew, Gary Byowitz, joined his uncle and began writing software programs that would allow students to interactively learn the lessons using computer keyboards. The software program he developed is known today as Keyboarding for the Physically Handicapped – and includes full typing programs for 20 different hand abilities.
The two continued their work together and soon modified and improved the programs to include students who were dyslexic or had other learning challenges. The course, Keyboarding for Individual Achievement was adapted from Typing for Individual Achievement and includes versions for the learning disabled, dyslexic, visually limited and hearing impaired. We made a wonderful team and together transposed all of his lessons into computer programs.
Each program is designed to honor Jack Heller’s commitment to maintain a student’s dignity. Jack Heller spent years working with students and our great veterans to develop a system that would bring the highest possible results.
For My Amazing Uncle Jack,
I’ll always Love and Miss You!
Teachers’ Institute for Special Education is based in Sunrise, Florida.