Cathy Scutta, CLM Center of Excellence – Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jocelyn Stokes from the University of West Virginia on the recipient of the Pilot Grant Program from the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The WVU Medicine University Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry will conduct a research study to investigate if teaching parents the Competent Learner Model helps improve life for their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family! #congratulations #parenttraining #CLM #BehaviorAnalysis Competent Learner Model (CLM)
Fluency FlashCards is a “SMART” web-based App. Once purchased, you have FREE access to a tutorial developed by Dr. Kent Johnson. With this tutorial, you will learner, via a Teaching Machine, how to write SAFMEDS Cards (i.e., Fluency FlashCards). Plus, you can submit your developed decks to be published and earn some extra money. The App can be purchased by Users at the eLearning Store, Inc at www.elearningstoreinc.com
Instructors and Administrators of organizations can purchase the APP by emailing [email protected] to purchase the APP.
Gary is a Coordinator who is currently working at Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc. in the Monterey Region in CA. His goal is to become a BCBA and we have no doubt he will successfully accomplish it. He will be attending CSUMB next semester.
Allison Alvarez – Congrats Gary!!
Rocio Gomez – Congratz Gary, KEEP UP the great job!
Tracy Nall – Awesome!!
Mary Mercado – Congratulations Gary!
Gary also participated at the California Enduro Race at Toro Park this last weekend, Saturday, May 26th. He won fourth place.
Gary, we are SOO PROUD OF YOU!!!
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.
Education Week April 27, 2018l
Shared by Autism Speaks via Facebook – “We are planning something BIG for World Autism Month and need your help! If you have autism or support someone with autism, we want to hear your story!
In April your stories combined will help to increase understanding and acceptance! #LightItUpBlue”
Shared by San Andreas Regional Center via Facebook – “A new study is providing a glimpse into the daily lives of adults with autism as they hit their 30s and 40s, a time period that’s traditionally received little attention from researchers looking at the developmental disorder.”
Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows
by Michelle R. Davis | March 5, 2018
Shared by the Special Kids Crusade and the San Andreas Regional Center Facebook pages.
Are you approved for Respite services through the San Andreas Regional Center but are not sure how to use it? Did you know that a friend or family member (non-parent, 18 yrs and older, eligible to work in the U.S.) can be approved to provide respite for your child/consumer? Learn more at this Respite Workshop on Saturday, January 27 at 1 pm at the San Andreas Regional Center’s Salinas office. This presentation will be presented in SPANISH ONLY. You MUST RSVP to attend. Call (831) 372-2730 and ask for Laura to reserve your spot.
In addition, the LIFE Program is the recipient of the first annual CLM (Competent Learner Model) Inspired Implementation Innovation Award. Heather Miller, first teacher of the LIFE Program, Central’s principal Melissa Hensley, and current LIFE teacher Kayten Stoop, were presented the award at the Competent Learner Model Conference on October 26, 2017, in Harrisburg, PA.
In the picture is, Melissa Hensley (Principal, Central High School), Kayten Stroop (Current LIFE Program Teacher, CLM Coach in Training) Heather Miller (first teacher of LIFE program, Certified CLM Coach), Vicci Tucci (CLM Developer), Kristina Zaccaria (Certified CLM Coach, BCBA)
The CLM Award is presented in honor of the lifetime achievement of Vicci Tucci, the CLM developer. “The award recognizes CLMers,” said Cathy Scutta, Director of Global Implementations, “who seize opportunities to step into the “intersection” and illuminate the possibilities of how to innovate with CLM.”
The LIFE (Learning Independence for Everyday) program, which began in Shenandoah County in 2014-15, provides post-graduate, special education students from throughout Shenandoah County a place to transition to independence. LIFE focuses on the four specific Virginia Department of Education Special Education goals for transition to life after high school: developing independence for employment, independent living, post-secondary training, and self-determination.
Teacher Kayten Stroop, her instructional assistants, and job coach utilize the Competent Learner Model in the classroom and in the community as they help students prepare for independent living — for having “a life like yours.”
LIFE students learn various academic skills related to what they need to know as an independent adult including writing checks, addressing an envelope, and counting money. As well, they learn independent life skills such as washing clothes, preparing healthy meals, grocery shopping, and exercising. All of the LIFE students have vocational placements in the community to prepare them for independent employment. In addition, the students complete various community service projects such as ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, singing at local nursing homes, and cleaning local parks with the Public Works Department.
The Competent Learner Model is described as a “best practice” instructional model that has proven successful with students who have challenging behaviors or intellectual disabilities. Behavior analysis, Precision Teaching, and Direct instruction form the foundation of the Competent Learner Model. Students focus on improving their skills in behaviors that a person habitually uses: participating, problem solving, listening, talking, reading, writing, and observing. As their capability in these areas increases, students will become competent or capable learners.
The LIFE program was “Ms. Hensley’s vision,” said Heather Miller, who was the program’s first teacher. “And would not have happened without the support of the Shenandoah County School Board.” The LIFE program is housed in a renovated space at Central High School. SCPS’s Maintenance Department converted the girls’ locker room into an apartment that includes a kitchen, living room, and dining room area. There is also a space for instruction, an area for laundry, and a private bathroom and shower room. The exterior door leads into a small courtyard where students are responsible for light yard work. “The LIFE Program and the implementation of CLM would not be possible without the support of Instructional Assistants Cindy Ritter and Deb Truban, Job Coach Laura Maynard, Coach Kristina Zaccaria, Central High School Administration, Shenandoah County Public Schools, Cathy Scutta, and Vicci Tucci. ”The success of the LIFE Program is the result of the hard work put in by many dedicated people. It truly takes a village, and I am so honored to be a part of this village!” said Kayten Stroop.
TUCCi’s newest BCBA and BCaBA
Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc. is excited to announce that Amy Adams is the company’s newest BCaBA. Amy is a coordinator. Amber Mercer joins Amy as the company’s newest BCBA. Amber a the Regional Coordinator.
Both employees work in the Santa Clara region.
Way to go Amy and Amber!
Congratulations on achieving this career milestone. We are so happy and proud that you are part of TUCCi.
Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.
Congratulations to Janine Bailey and Linda Dillashaw, at Rockingham Middle School in VA. These fine ladies have been implementing a Peer Mentoring Program. You are impacting the Montevideo community for the better according to Kristina Zaccaria. She has said that it is an AMAZING program.😍
Peer mentors work on Competent Learner Model (CLM) goals with students helping to demonstrate goals across environments and with people other than teachers.
All CLM Implementers around the world should read this article about Peer Mentoring that was developed by CLMers.
This conference took place this past Saturday, November 11th, and the objective was “to provide families the medical, legal, and educational information about the services and rights of their children with different abilities.”
This year, Tucci Learning Solutions had once again the opportunity to participate providing information about our program and services to the community. We also had a workshop session which was presented by Nancy Kelley and Cynthia Valencia, and we helped out with childcare. We were informed that the event was a total success so we want to take a minute and THANK our wonderful staff from the South County for all of your help.
Attached are pictures from this year’s conference in Soledad. ENJOY!!!!
The rest of the TUCCi team ran childcare for approximately 15-20 kids. They all had a great time!Nancy Kelley – I am grateful for our South County Staff who are the most collaborative, loyal, hardworking group who also love to laugh!
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HELPING AND PARTICIPATING AT THIS YEARS SOUTH COUNTY CONFERENCE!!!
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).
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