The Steps Software Program

Steps can be used in a variety of ways by adult learners.
It caters for:

  • Adult learners who have struggled with basic literacy in school
  • Dyslexic learners at all levels
  • Vocational training
  • Workplace literacy
  • Tertiary support
  • English as a Second Language

Steps is currently being used in the following settings:

  • Homes
  • Intermediate schools
  • Prison service
  • ESOL departments
  • Maori immersion schools
  • Dyslexia providers
  • Pre-schools
  • High Schools
  • Migrant services
  • Adult literacy
  • Young offender institutes
  • Primary schools
  • Alternative Education
  • Language schools
  • Vocational training
  • Tertiary providers

Key Features

Steps caters for all ages

The content and presentation of Steps are not childish. It includes enjoyable games and teaching activities, because we believe learning should be interesting and fun! However, feedback from adult users has shown that adults find the activities engaging, but not patronising in any way!

Steps has set courses

Steps has set courses which a learner (of any age) can simply follow. The program will assess each learner and suggest a starting point. It will then evaluate progress and provide individualized revision. The courses are highly effective and have been shown to work as ‘self-teach’ resources, even for learners who were previously completely unable to read and spell.

Steps is also completely customizable

Learners can also customize Steps to cater for their own needs. Every learner can enter his/her own wordlists. If a word is not already in the program, it is easy to add that word, together with a sentence and to record it. Steps can therefore support learners at any level.