Based on Typing for the Physically Handicapped, this interactive program, methods and charts is custom designed for students who are missing or are unable to use any combination of fingers, or who suffer from cerebral palsy and may be able to use only one or two fingers at best. It is the only program on the market that addresses these abilities. Twenty unique editions have been developed based on ability.
Using the guide keys and the lesson material that matches their ability, students are able to learn at the same pace as everyone else in the class. This greatly enhances their self-confidence and creates an optimum teaching situation for the educator.
An unlimited number of students may use the program.
Keyboarding by Ability – Master Edition – is available for Schools, Libraries, and Resource Centers. This edition includes a menu that features all twenty programs listed below (AB1 – AB20) for a total of 440 ability specific typing lessons that will allow any person to select a full twenty-two lesson custom typing course, regardless of what fingers they are able to use.
Note: Do not count the thumb as a finger when making your selection.
|Program ID||Keyboarding for the Physically Handicapped
Keyboarding by Ability Editions
|ABM||Master Edition – All 20 Editions AB1 – AB20
|AB1||Full use of Left Hand and 3 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB2||Full use of Left Hand and 2 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB3||Full use of Left Hand and 1 finger on right hand||$299.95|
|AB4||3 fingers on Left Hand and full use of right hand||$299.95|
|AB5||3 fingers on Left Hand and 3 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB6||3 fingers on Left Hand and 2 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB7||3 fingers on Left Hand and 1 finger on right hand||$299.95|
|AB8||2 fingers on Left Hand and full use of right hand||$299.95|
|AB9||2 fingers on Left Hand and 3 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB10||2 fingers on Left Hand and 2 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB11||2 fingers on Left Hand and 1 finger on right hand||$299.95|
|AB12||1 finger on Left Hand and full use of right hand||$299.95|
|AB13||1 finger on Left Hand and 3 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB14||1 finger on Left Hand and 2 fingers on right hand||$299.95|
|AB15||1 finger on Left Hand and 1 finger on right hand||$299.95|
|AB16||Full use of One Hand (right or left)||$299.95||See One-Hand Page for full selection.|
|AB17||3 fingers on One Hand||$299.95|
|AB18||2 fingers on One Hand||$299.95|
|AB19||1 finger, Mouth Stick, etc.||$299.95|
|AB20||Slight use of Both Hands||$299.95|
Cerebral palsy is a disability that results from a disorder of the brain. It can occur either before, during, or after birth. There are three basic types of this handicap.
Athetosis typically manifests itself in an involuntary movement of various parts of the body, such as the arms, legs, hands, or mouth. Students with this handicap often have impaired speech, because the basic movements involved in speech are not subject to their control. Thus meaningful. voluntary motions are hard to master, and there may be facial grimacing accompanying this inarticulate speech.
Spasticity is a form of cerebral palsy in which the muscles are abnormally tense. There is some degree of paralysis of all voluntary movements, with tensing of the extremities. The condition may be either hemiplegic, involving half of the body, or diplegic, involving the entire body.
Ataxia is a condition that causes a lack of balance, coordination, and muscle timing. Because they have problems in balance, such students also tend to have a poor sense of spatial relations, both in judgment and in performance.
The fact that the brain is directly affected in cerebral palsy often leads to handicapping conditions in addition to those already mentioned. Problems occur most often in activities involving fine motor coordination. such as writing or typing.
Epileptic attacks in the form of convulsive seizures as well as mental retardation may also occur in connection with cerebral palsy, especially with the spastic variety.
The causes of cerebral palsy are many and vary from case to case. The most common are lack of oxygen to the fetus during birth, poor prenatal care, lead poisoning, or head injury.