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Introducing the Steps software programme!

Steps is a literacy software programme which can be customized for any learner or school. It is suitable for learners from 5 to adult and is designed to support the NZ curriculum.

It is designed to cater for learners with difficulties, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, but it is equally effective with any learner who needs a boost to their literacy skills. It can also be used for general literacy support, whole class teaching, ESOL and extension.

Key Features

  • Multi-sensory, fun and highly effective
  • Extensive wordbanks covering sight vocabulary, spelling rules/patterns, word families, topic lists
  • Facility to add and record your own lists or even complete courses
  • Facility to add Maori words (macrons enabled)
  • Strong emphasis on language development (also suitable for ESOL!)
  • Masses of reinforcement including games and comprehensive selection of printable resources (produce your own teaching materials!)

Feedback from users indicates how effective Steps is, whether used on its own or to support our workbook-based courses, First Steps and Steps to Literacy.

The data below is from Grey Lynn Primary School, who did a three-term trial in 2009. Detailed figures for this trial and for a variety of similar trials are available on request. Further trial results and testimonials can be printed here

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Please download the compatability tester before purchasing the software to make sure your pc can run Steps. Click here to download

Home Tutor Network
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One off purchase
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Annual license for unlimited
computers within one site
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see Network demo*
* Due to the limitations of the Demos, a Tutor demo would end up having the same functionality as the Network demo. Therefore if you would like to trial the Tutor edition then please download the Network demo.
** The Network demo is limited to the local computer only and does NOT share databases.

System Requirements

  • Vista(All), Windows 7(All), Windows 8/8.1 (Not RT), Windows 10
  • Mac OSX 10.5 - 10.10 (Intel)
  • 1.5 Ghz Processor
  • 1024MB RAM
  • About 800mb hard drive space
  • OpenGL 2.0 Graphics Card with at least 16MB Ram
  • Sound card

Known Issues with hardware

  • Intel Integrated HD 3000 Graphics Card
  • Atom Processor, commonly in netbooks (Low processor speed)
If you have one of these please contact us on 0800 701 107 for advice.