Assistive Software Courses for age 12 – 15


Suitable for: Young people who require assistance with reading and writing. 

Course Type: Online Learning

Operating System: Windows

Certification / Awarding Body: N/A


Texthelp Read&Write is a comprehensive suite of tools designed for those who struggle with reading, writing or organising.

MindView is a visual-mapping tool that you can use to create maps and diagrams to help plan anything from essays to projects.

These courses have been specially written for secondary school pupils from 12-to-15 years old to introduce them to the main features of the software.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of these courses, you will be able to:


  • Use Texthelp Read&Write for improved reading, writing and organisation.
  • Recognise Texthelp’s key tools and what each tool does.
  • Identify how you can use the Texthelp software to assist you in your own tasks.


  • Describe what a mind map is and what it can be used for.
  • Create new maps and add branches.
  • Enhance maps with notes, images, and hyperlinks.
  • Share your maps with others.



01 INTRODUCTION An introduction to Texthelp Read&Write and a guide to using this course.
02 THE TOOLBAR How to get the most from the Read&Write toolbar including: moving, docking, toolbar selection, and customising.
03 READING An overview of its reading features including: speech tools, screen reading, and text highlighting.
04 WRITING A summary of its writing tools including: spelling features, predictive text, and word clouds.
05 STUDY Discover its study features including: highlighting tools, exporting highlights to Word, dictionaries and vocabulary lists.
06 YOUR NEW SKILLS Applying your new skills to your tasks and study activities at school.



01 INTRODUCTION Introducing what MindView does and important course information.
02 THE MINDVIEW WINDOW An overview of the MindView main window including its key features and accessibility tools.
03 STARTING A NEW MAP First steps with the software including the “root” idea, adding branches and using templates.
04 CUSTOMISING THE MAP Adding extra information to maps with text notes, comments, hyperlinks and attachments.
05 DESIGNING THE MAP Change map and branch design properties, add boundaries and export your work.
06 YOUR NEW SKILLS Applying your new skills to your individual tasks and study activities at school.