Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to leading scientists.
Thirty eminent academics from the worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology have signed a letter to the Guardian voicing their concern about the popularity of the learning style approach among some teachers.
Any Behavior Analysts and Direct Instruction Professionals, who is interested in Early Childhood Education, should visit the West Virgina University Nursery School in Morgantown, W.VA. Anonymous donors just donated a $1,000,000 to support this nursery school. Please click the link below to read the article.
The objective of this conference was to provide families with educational, medical and legal information on services and the rights of their children with different capacities. This was a Spanish conference for parents who live in the South of the Monterey County, California. It took place last Saturday, November 12th, 2016. Overall we can say that it was a great conference and our CLM Team Members were glad to be part of this event this third year.
Special thanks to Cynthia Valency and Nancy Kelley for their help and support on putting together our workshop presentation for this conference. The title of their presentation was Jugar, Aprender y Lograr – Play, Learn, and Achieve and the main purpose was to teach parents and participants about a “playful approach and useful tools to create learning opportunities to achieve building successful skills”, in other words, “to demonstrate how to make learning fun for all involved”.
Now, we would like to share some of the pictures that were taken during this event. Enjoy!
Glennis and Randy Looney let their guard down for only a moment.
Sitting on a sofa in their wood-paneled living room, they were recounting the continuing struggle to persuade schools in Dickenson County to provide their 12-year-old daughter Abigail, who suffers from severe autism, with more help.
Abigail wandered through the…
“Cerebral palsy is a neurologic condition affecting the developing brain of an infant that results in impairments in movement, motor skills, muscle tone and coordination. Approximately 2 in 1,000 children are born with the condition.
CP may present in different ways…”
It is an honor for us to have the opportunity to dedicate this award to Liz Hernandez for her 20 years of service.
Vicci Tucci worked very cooperatively with Liz Hernandez starting 20 years ago in South Monterey School Districts. She is still known for her loving support for parents and educators when it comes to serving their learners. Vicci thinks she is as capable of formulating and delivering ABA practices as most BCBAs. Also, she shared with us that Liz knows as much about the Competent Learner Model (CLM) as she does. The children in South Monterey County are lucky she is delivering evidenced-based ABA practices.
Last week we had the opportunity to participate at the Community Resource Fair: Getting Help for My Child With Disabilities that was held at the Monterey County Office of Education in Salinas, CA. Nancy Myers, Program Specialist, Monterey County SELPA, was one of the presenters along with other representatives from community programs and agencies in Monterey County. Tucci Learning Solutions was one of those agencies that were invited to attend and participate at the various resource tables.
According to Nancy Myers, “This Community Resource Fair was designed to help parents and caregivers become more aware of services and programs for children of all ages with a variety of disabilities.”
At this event, two of our wonderful CLM Coordinators got the opportunity to display information and explain to parents and caregivers about our CLM Program and Early Start Program. Thank you guys, you did an awesome job!!!
Great article but make sure you provide the potential reinforcers that are likely to be something that would motivate your learner(s) to participate!
“It was a pleasure to be part of this event and be able to provide parents with information about our services”, mentioned our CLM Coordinator, Guillermo Reyes.
The First Annual Summer Festival gave the Special Needs Community an opportunity to come together while they enjoyed a day full of fun, games, and entertainment. The event was held this last Saturday, August 1st at the Tatum’s Garden in Salinas, and we are happy to inform you all that it was a success.
We want to express our special thanks to those CLM Team members who helped out during the event and informed parents about our CLM Mission – Guillermo Reyes, CLM Coordinator on the Monterey Region, Rafael Tapia, CLM Behavior Tech, and Yvette Ortega, CLM Behavior Specialist II.
Here are some of the pictures that were taken during the event. Enjoy…..
Thank you guys!!!!
Come join us for a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community. There will games, entertainment, prizes, food trucks, and much more. The entire Special Needs Community, family members, and service providers are invited to attend this first ever Summer Festival being held on August 1st in Salinas and on August 8th in San Jose.
Service Providers are welcomed to be part of the Resource Fair taking place during the festival in Salinas on August 1st and San Jose on August 8th. However, in order to participate during the resource fair, service providers must host a festival game. Service Providers interested should sign up with the links below and email me your festival game idea to participate during the resource fair.
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By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
Founding Editor, bSci21.org
The Autism Daily Newscast recently summarized research findings coming out of Israel, which suggest that the early detection of autism can be facilitated via sniff test.
You see, when most people smell, they tend to smell pleasant smells in a markedly different manner than unpleasant smells. However, the researchers found that children diagnosed with autism showed…
By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D
Founding Editor, bSci21.org
Sarah Kupferschmidt, BCBA, recently published an article in The Huffington Post titled Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe.
Sarah noted that as many as “49% of children with autism have wandered from a safe situation at least one time” such as school or their own homes, only to end up in dangerous and, oftentimes, life-threatening situations. Such situations are all too common for parents of children with autism, and…
Thomas’s Mother, Kimi Villalobos wrote the following comments about Tucci Learning Solutions’ Staff about their delivery of the CLM: “Vero Nica, Kelly Jo Schwisow-Nease, Rachel Tololi, Vicci Tucci, Ronette Parker, Kim Tankersley, Cherie Francek Gill,Tina Gularte, David Peasley and so many more, supported and helped him succeed. When entering kindergarten we were told he wouldn’t accomplish this. It was all of you believing in him that made this happen”
“He is a perfect example of a learner who learned to excel, and became a competent learner, due to your wonderful program! I will never be able to express in words how grateful I am to you. It’s why I’m so passionate about our work, I know it works and have seen it happen in not only Thomas but so many other learners as well! Thank you for always supporting us!”
“I also wanted to tell you how many of the other kids at graduation came up to him and wanted pictures with him. He had so many “typical” kids who accepted and supported him throughout his school years and, really like him! It was heartwarming to see. Again, I thank you!”