The goal of Talking Fingers is to empower generations of children with excellent writing, reading, and thinking skills that they can use to enrich their personal lives, earn a livelihood, and contribute toward a more literate and thoughtful society.
The Talking Fingers approach is unique and is based on a simple idea: text is speech made visible! We use our mouths to talk, to make the sounds of words. We use our fingers (with a pencil or keyboard) to represent those sounds on paper. When children learn to link speech sounds with letters, they can use the alphabet code to write any word they can say. Their fingers are "talking." This approach is aimed at maximizing the activation of the left side of the brain where skilled reading and writing are processed.
Dr. Jeannine Herron and her staff continue to develop new versions of their software for children at home and in school. In January 2009, they released an Online Edition of Read, Write & Type and expect their Online Edition of Wordy Qwerty to be available by the end of 2009.
Read, Write & Type also includes help for children learning English as a Second Language (ESL). Extensive audio help is provided in Spanish, Arabic, Malay, Mandarin and Japanese. Other languages to be added soon include Farsi, Vietnamese, Korean and Portuguese. Visit the below link for more information about Talking Fingers.