Nessy Fingers

Product Type: 
Device modifier
Manufacturer Name: 
Approximate Cost: $50.00

Product Description: 

Nessy Fingers is a cloud-based program designed for students aged 7-12 with dyslexia that teaches touch typing while improving spelling. It can be particularly effective for students who learn differently.

Main Features: 

  • There are 15 games to play.
  • Students win trophies and earn nuggets which they trade for rewards.
  • As they learn to type, the program will help students improve their reading and spelling.
  • Children with a spacial difficulty are slower at finding keys and they often find it frustrating to use typing programs because the starting level is too high for them. Nessy Fingers has a low starting level of four words per minute.
  • Students with dyslexia respond better to a logical learning structure. The program introduces the keys alphabetically, which is a familiar sequence that makes more sense to a dyslexic than the random keys used in other programs.
  • Progress is accessed as a class or individual report. Tables and graphs show characters per minute (CPM), words per minute (WPM) and accuracy (ACC%).
  • Includes five lessons:
    • Lesson 1: Home Keys (teaches the correct fingers positions to make touch typing easier and more fun).
    • Lesson 2: Keys A-G.
    • Lesson 3: Keys H-N.
    • Lesson 4: Keys P-Z.
    • Lesson 5: Punctuation.
  • Students complete the Nessy time trial, which uses full sentences and punctuation to set a personal best for words per minute and accuracy that will be displayed in Mount Glory.
  • Students' personal best sets the default Skill-o-meter difficulty for all other games.

Primary Specifications: 

  • Broadband internet connection.
  • Not tablet compatible.
  • Chrome or Safari browser recommended. Not compatible with Internet Explorer.

Options & Accessories: 

More Information: 

See Manufacturer's website.