Hi,Adults also have a tendency to type with poor posture and other ergonomically bad habits. Habits get ingrained quickly, and leave slowly, but that’s no reason you can’t work on them to improve your typing. We have identified some common pitfalls and ways to unlearn them through our blog here:
Let’s encourage our elder family members to type the right way now; it’s never too late to work on improving your touch typing skills!
Community Associate at Typesy
Absolutely! If you are committed to the time needed for mastery, there is nothing stopping you!
With enough patience and practice, anyone of any age can learn to touch type. The reason it is suggested to start young is that the older a student, the longer they have had to develop bad habits.
However, there are benefits to starting older, too! If you are proficient in the English language, you won’t have to worry about the misreadings and misspellings that affect young learners. You have also had a lifetime of practice developing muscle memory, so your brain is prepped and ready to commit a new skill to muscle memory.
If you have been using your own method up until now, it may take a little bit of time to transition, but in the long run, a mastery of touch typing will ensure you are typing in the most efficient and safe way possible.
I say challenge yourself! And please make sure to come back and update us on your progress!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)