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Writing & Typing

Developing A Pencil Grip

Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Child Health Info Occupational Therapy fact sheet (pdf).


Better Health Channel review of issues around being left-handed.

Using A Keyboard

There are several resources available to assist children with hand differences to learn computer keyboard skills. This can involve modified methods of typing or modified keyboards.

Five Finger Typist is a typing tutor for people who want to learn to type with one hand. It teaches the accepted keyboarding technique for one-handed touch typing on the standard (QWERTY) keyboard. Developed by SoftDawn Software, a Melbourne based company.

Lilly Walters’ About One Hand Typing

One-hand Typing Tutor

Spectronics inclusive learning technologies is a Brisbane based company which supplies special needs software and technology.

Ability Technology

A non-profit organisation based in Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra, Australia available to assist people with a disability with the use of computer and home control technology.

The Therapy Store

A Melbourne based company with a wide range of education and therapy resources for children and young adults of all abilities.