He is on the STEPS programme, which is run by our teacher aides. As part of the RTLB meeting, we decided to check in that our teacher aide knew how to use the programme correctly. I asked to get some training myself as I had no idea how to use it, let alone how to support the teacher aide in her use of it.
One of the RTLBs came into school today to give us this training. It was designed to use the new data we collected about Bob to make STEPS work for him (i.e. using information about how he processed information, his memory skills etc).
Things I didn't know about STEPS.
- The average child needs to see a word 10-12 times to know it.. Students who typically end up using STEPS need to see a word 700+ times.
- Use wordlists (and create your own) to focus on particular sets of words at a time - these feed into the games as well.
- Activities need to be done in order as they link on from each other ( in sets)