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Read Write & Type - Educational Reading Software ProgramAbout Talking Fingers

We like to keep our clients up-to-date with current information about our software and, whenever possible, provide downloadable "patches" to upgrade to new operating systems. Stay tuned for more resources as we make them available to you.

Software Patches & Updates

NEW VERSION: WQ Assessment

This recent WQ Assessment module update will be most useful for schools. It will provide the option of removing student names and data from the program at the end of the semester or year. Other options will include saving and storing a copy of the deleted students' data to a designated folder on the server or hard drive.

Click here for the module (PC version or Mac version) and instructions (Word DOC or PDF) on how to use it.

Notice to Win XP and MAC 10.4.7 and 10.4.8 Users

If you are having trouble with Spaceship Challenge accessing your Read, Write & Type student names, you can download our patch to remedy the problem, at: Spaceship Challenge Patch »

Wordy Qwerty 1.4

Wordy Qwerty 1.4 fixes incompatibilities with QuickTime 7.5 when running under Vista, as well as some other resource problems.
To install: Download and replace the following files in your Wordy Qwerty folder:

  1. "Wordy Qwerty" application
  2. "WQ Assessment" application
  3. "General" folder (inside the "Resource" folder)
  4. "Interface" folder (inside the "Resource" folder)

To download: right click the links below and "Save Target As" (Mac users: "Save Link As")
WordyQwerty1.4.zip right click here » | WordyQwerty1.4.dmg right click here »


Instructions for accessing, printing and interpreting student data with the WQ Assessment module

The Wordy Qwerty Assessment module was specifically designed to be used by academic researchers who will or would like to measure the effectiveness of our software, but can also be used by parents and teachers who would like access to the information collected in the program. Here are instructions on how to use the module and how to export, print and read the data it collects.

Click here for Wordy Qwerty Assessment module details »

Network Installation Instructions

Below is an updated version of the install instructions for the Read, Write & Type Learning System Network Edition, with a new section for installing on a Mac OSX 10.3 & 10.4 server.

Network Installation Instructions (PDF 2.2 MB)

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Correlating with State Standards

In order to help schools integrate the Talking Fingers family of products into their curriculum, we have correlated both our software programs with the Language Arts standards of each of the 50 states.