Some students come to Sterne needing extra reading support. Sterne's Reading Specialist, Steve Tattum, developed a research-based literacy intervention program called the Tattum Reading Program that focuses on decoding and fluency. Tattum Reading has proved to be highly effective for struggling readers. Flexible, fast-paced, and fun, the program combines the best of systematic phonics, auditory processing, and literature-based instruction to create a streamlined, hands-on program that includes immediate reading application.
Steve Tattum has trained hundreds of educators across the country through the Tattum Reading Program. A case study showed that students’ decoding skills increased more than five grade levels over the course of one school year when taught with the F.A.S.T. (TATTUM) Reading System. (Case Study: Wyatt-Edison Charter School - Denver, Colorado)