Keyboarding Skill Development Standards

Molly Shannon, OTR shares a general Keyboarding Standards By Grade from MissJaimeOT, a great visual of expectations of keyboarding.

When considering pre-typing standards,  Keyboarding Without Tears™ also provides in depth standards for early keyboarding skills : Standards for the Production and Presentation of Writing  in their Resources.

H/T to Molly Shannon and MissJaimeOT for their shares of keyboarding standards.

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via From Miss JAIME: Great information and keyboarding standards per grade level included. “Keyboarding Skills – Ages and Stages of Learning to Type” — AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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3 Responses to Keyboarding Skill Development Standards

  1. Micheline Harkin says:

    while I appreciate you sharing this with us- however, unless the schools build in daily typing practice, this is not realistic at all. My son who is a freshman with great fine motor skills stills needs to look at the keyboard when typing and I have yet to see a “typical” child use the correct fingering for typing.

    • Thank you Micheline Harkin for your comment. Keyboarding does take a lot of skill and drill and discipline to create that motor memory and not look at the keys. I have been in many keyboarding classes with students which also emphasized practicing outside of class for 15-20 minutes 3-4 times weekly. Like many skills (sports, music lessons or other skill and drill tasks) it takes practice! The exposure our children have to mobile device use and texting do create a dilemma of the reinforcement of a consistent method of using a keyboard which may contribute challenges in acquiring standard 10 finger typing technique.
      Carol

  2. Thanks Carol for the mention from Miss Jaime whose blog rocks! Like yours. Hope you are well!

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