Access to some of these Apps will be made available on my eLearning Store, Inc. (www.elearningstoreinc.com) in the near future. Login and register to see what is currently available.
If any parents are interested in purchasing the Competent Learner Model (CLM) services anywhere in the world, we will be launching our World-Wide Coaching Network in the near future. We will be offering services via insurance and/or private funding with the intent of training parents and instructors to formulate, deliver, and monitor the effects of evidenced-based programming (i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Direct Instruction (DI), and Precision Teaching (PT). You can contact us at [email protected]. Please provide your location (e.g., Idaho or Qatar).
If you are a CLMer, I will be hiring CLM Certified Coaches, CLM BCBAs, BCaBA, and possibly RBT; CLM SLPs; and OTs part-time to provide these services. Contact us via email [email protected] if you are interested, please provide me a short bio.
If you interested in becoming a certified CLM Coach, go to this website: CLM Center of Excellence (www.clmcenterofexcellence.com). It is a division of TUCCi.
This training was provided last week and was developed to review the CLM learner binder, which was specifically designed to formulate, implement and monitor learner behavior.
Information was also covered about the flow charts that provide the ‘big picture’ and explain the process of the advantages of the systematic design of the learner binders. These have recently been updated by Vicci Tucci.
This training not only incorporated information from last summer’s CLMMIS training but also provided an opportunity to learn about the rationale of the learner binder layout and how it can make our jobs easier.
Everyone had a great time and we want to thank everyone for coming and for making of this day a great learning and reinforcing opportunity.
THANKS, TUCCi TEAM!!!
This training was developed by and delivered by
Rae-Ann Arevalo, Director of Staff Development Vicci Tucci, CEO & CLM Developer
Today is an exciting day for Dr. Kent Johnson and me. Our Fluency FlashCards Application (FFCards App) is being released today. You can purchase this App at the eLearning Store, Inc. (www.elearningstoreinc.com).
The subscription fee for Instructors is $99 per year and $49 per semester for students.
If you are interested in viewing the possible outcomes of CLM Programming, watch the video, Case Studies.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education produced the following video to document the effects of the CLM. An observer is provided with an opportunity to view how 8 naive learners acquire the competencies to perform successfully in their learning environments (school, home, and community) over the course of a year. Each Case Study illustrates the benefits to each learner and his/her instructors who are implementing the CLM. Parents, Teachers, Para-professionals, and Administrators talk about how the CLM has positively impacted their learners and their learning environments.
Coach and Administrator Pre-Conference Institute Keynote: Protecting and Sustaining CLM Implementation—Why Evidence is Not Enough: Lessons Learned from Direct Instruction, Dr. Cathy Watkins.
Day 1: CLM Inspired Implementation Innovations: What’s New & What’s Next – CLM ICE credential, CLM Coaching Process and Certification, CLM Licensing, CLM Certificate Programs, CLM Training Labs, CLMMIS, Fluency FlashCards, Teaching Machine
Dr. Cathy Scutta, Vicci Tucci.
Day 2 Keynote: Innovations in Learning: Moving Towards Personalization, Dr. Janet Twyman.
Please help acknowledge Maribel Castillo, BCBA for submitting a total of 6 ISPCs during the month of January.
This valuable coaching tool is very beneficial for our staff in developing skilled CLM implementers.
Special thanks to the direct service staff who collaboratively completed the ISPCs with Maribel. Much appreciation to Vanessa Avalos, Christian Cardenas, Mayra Meneses, Ivette Olvera Flores, Jaclyn Pickering and Frank Rameriz.
Kudos to Jen Woolfoot, BCBA and Mayra Meneses, Belinda Goodwin and Roxana Virgen as well as Liz Hernandez and Flora Yu for submitting ISPCs in January.
Looking forward to seeing many more ISPCs being submitted during the month of February. Want to be included in February ‘s ISPC shout out? Simply participate in completing an ISPC with your Coach, Coordinator or BCBA. A section or the complete ISPC can be filled out, depending on the staff’s completion of the Course of Study and experience. A PDF version of the ISPC is attached.
Thanks for all that you are continuing to do for your learners.
Shonnet Brand, BCBA and Certified CLM Coach and Coordinator, made me a very happy “camper” this morning. She shared with me that a student she is supervising at Nova Southeastern University first assigned reading this semester is, “The Competent Learner Model: The Merging of Applied Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching”. Her course is being taught by David Nevel.
Please join me in congratulating, the first university-based Cohort to complete the CLM Coordinator Certificate Program.
These ladies completed a 12 credit program designed to support competencies in managing large scale CLM Implementations. These ladies stuck together for almost three years, across multiple time zones, their own work and personal pressures, and a pause in their coursework due to my unexpected stroke. They committed to learning and growing together, showed genuine vulnerability in their bravery to push themselves and each other outside of their comfort zones and expand their understanding of the importance of this work to assure that learners from around the globe will experience the benefits of the CLM program.
The CLM Coordinator Certificate courses provide the foundations to apply competencies in leadership, organizational change, implementation science and project design and management to the implementation of the Competent Learner Model and other evidence-based instructional methods.
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 CLM Parents in Palermo, Sicily continue to be supported by their government officials to implement the Competent Learner Model. Khaty Costumati is one of those parents. She is the Regional Associate for Tucci Learning Solutions and a Certified CLM Coach. She along with other parents continue to seek this support! Much Respect and Appreciation, Vicci Tucci”.
Families with children in need of behavioral therapy can now access help that will be covered by insurance, including Medi-Cal.
Deena Garman, of Soulsbyville, and Florencia Baldwin, of Twain Harte, are behavioral analysts and work for Tucci Learning Solutions out of Monterey, which is now accepting referrals for families who need help for their children from toddlers to transitional adults.
In 2012, SB 946 started requiring health care service plan contracts and health insurance policies to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for people with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders.
Parents can call their insurance companies, Valley Mountain Regional Center at (209) 473-0951 or Tucci at (831) 786-0600 to start the process of getting services for their children approved, then Garman and Baldwin can make appointments with the family. Visits will begin later this summer.
Garman has a master’s degree in behavioral analysis, and Baldwin is in progress on hers. Both have worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and other behavioral issues, and both formerly worked in child welfare services.
They use what’s called ABA, or applied behavioral analysis, for therapy. It’s the only research-based model for autism, Garman said.
Part of the therapy includes play-based activities, where children learn social and communication skills through play and interaction.
The model is based on “play, learn, achieve,” Garman said.
Using things like wooden puzzles, textured balls, string-bead activities and more, children develop motor skills, learn about interacting with others, and develop the language skills needed to socialize with peers, family and teachers.
Garman and Baldwin help the children listen effectively and respond appropriately to various social interactions.
Early motor skills are also taught.
By learning core behaviors, the door is opened up for social opportunities for the children, Garman explained.
For example, a child with limited language skills may throw a tantrum when it’s time to transition from one activity to another at school or home, because they can’t express that they want to do whatever activity they’re doing for another minute, the way a child without those challenges would be able to.
Difficulty transitioning between activities is a common issue among children with ASD.
Before now, in-home support for families affected by autism or other behavioral issues has been limited.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 68 children have ASD.
Statistically, that’s more than 200 children in Tuolumne County, Garman said.
These services are hoped to fill a service gap. The idea is to help children in their natural home setting, so they can first be successful there, then work outward to be successful in school and community settings.
The pair can also help in school or community settings, like if a transitional adult needs help learning to grocery shop, for example, or if a child has trouble in certain school-based situations, Garman said.
The pair has expertise in behavior issues like communication deficits, self-injurious behavior, eating issues, social-skill deficits and property destruction.
One of the goals of behavioral therapy is to create socially meaningful outcomes for children and families, Garman said.
Behavioral issues can often prevent families from going on social outings, and behavioral therapy can help, Baldwin said.
Like, if you can’t go to the park because the child can’t listen and runs into the road, she said.
The length of treatment depends on the child’s needs, and the behavior analysts send progress reports to insurance providers, who approve length of treatment.
This summer has been busy with CLM trainings that focused on strengthening instructional delivery, shaping behavioral vocabulary and learning how to clearly explain the CLM by using every day examples.Thank you Vicci Tucci and my fellow colleagues for helping make the trainings happen. Check out this summer’s CLM Summer Academy Stars from the Monterey, CA region. Looking forward having the training in San Jose, CA next.
Here are some of the comments that were posted to the Competent Learner Model (CLM) Facebook Page:
Vicci Tucci – “I was so impressed with the participants and instructors when I sat in for just a few minutes of the last CLM Academy this week. I am soooooooooo proud, appreciative, and respectful of all of you!!! Love ya, Vicci”
CLMers from around the world will be speaking at the PA CLM Conference on June 18, 2014 (e.g., Sicily, Abu Dhabi, Paris, and USA: VA, PA, and CA).
Register VERY soon to attend the PA CLM Conference online or in person on June 18th. By doing so, you can learn about an ABA practice called Generativity; “…the study of conditions that occasion novel behavior and complex behavior ‘for free’.” (Dr. Kent Johnson, 2008). Dr. Janet Twyman will also be speaking about this topic.