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Kids with one-to-one paras still need to be taught skills

Date: January 7th, 2016
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: There are four things we need to remember: acquisition, fluency, maintenance, and generalization.

We can’t send a child down the black diamond ski trail if we haven’t even taught him how to put the boots on! Often we feel we can bypass these steps by giving the kid a one-to-one para.

But this is a mistake! Having a one-to-one para doesn’t mean we can now throw the child down the black diamond trail.

We have to go back, teach the child how to put the boots on. This goes right back to our tiered system of foundation.