Individualized Keyboarding utilizes a multi-sensory approach (as most of the AVKO materials do) to teach typing skills. But this not only teaches typing skills, it also reinforces the reading patterns that are necessary for typing proficiency. You may try our free experiment that demonstrates our point that good readers have built-in automatic responses to spelling patterns. Poor readers don't yet have the patterns locked into their God-given computer brains, so they must type letter-by-letter which slows them down and increases the likelihood of mistakes. AVKO's method of teaching is by patterns. The book is standard 8 1/2 X 11 inches in size and is in a three ring binder. In the back of this book is the teacher/parent's book - Improving Reading and Spelling Skills via Keyboarding.