There is a lot of misunderstanding with regard to natural environment teaching (NET), exactly what it means, and how you do it.
Most people think that this means that you teach a child in the “real” world, rather than sitting at a table. There are also misconceptions over the meaning of Intensive Teaching Trials (ITT), with most people thinking that it means that you are teaching only while seated at a table.
In this months newsletter, and in more detail at our workshops in London & Birmingham in October, we will dispel these myths and give you a full lowdown on it all, but here is some info to get you started.
NETis NOT actually defined by the setting you are in. It is defined by what you are doing and talking about.
NET is when you are talking about the thing that has value in that very moment.
When your learner has no motivation for the item you are talking about, this is ITT.
ITT is when all of the questions asked and demands placed on your child are not related to motivation.
Next week in the newsletter, we will share different examples with you to help you get started using NET.