Tutoring Buddy Letter Sounds (TBLS) is a computer-aided teaching tool designed to teach letter sound correspondence using incremental rehearsal. The program has been used successfully with children between the ages of 4 and 6. Using TBLS interventionists preform a brief assessment of letter sound knowledge and the software selects known and unknown letters for instruction. TBLS is a multi-purpose tool. It can be used to:
- Identify students who would most benefit from supplemental instruction (screening takes about 1 minute per student on average)
- Teach letter-sound correspondence effectively and efficiently (on average 5 minutes per session)
- Monitor student response to the intervention- progress-monitoring data is collected and charted automatically.
- Inform instruction by showing teachers which letter sounds are known by none, some, and all students.
Focus Area: Acquisition and Fluency