13 Nov

QUINTA CONFERENCIA EDUCATIVA DEL SUR DEL CONDADO – FIFTH SOUTH COUNTY CONFERENCE

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!!!!

From left to right: Nancy Kelley (South County Regional Coordinator), Edith Almanza (stopped by to say hi to the group), Cynthia Valencia (Coordinator), Clarissa Carrillo, Marlene Ibarra, Grisel Ibarra, and Fernando Castro.
Ismael Mondragon (not in the picture) and Marlene Ibarra helped at the resource table.
Cynthia Valencia and Nancy Kelley.
Nancy and Cynthia running a session on “Social Stories” (incorporating CLM/ABA strategies). – “Cynthia and I had a great group of people in our session with children averaging in the 10-year-olds.
Nancy Kelley – The parent group bought pizza for kids and staff, and they also make an amazing lunch for parents and participators. Children also perform with singing, dancing, and instrumental. I bought 6 raffle tickets and three of our staff WON prizes!!!

 

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!!!

6 Nov

Fluency FlashCards Application

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.

Contact [email protected] for subscriptions for organizations and developers.

12 Sep

CLM Conference Registration NOW OPEN

Dear Colleagues,

Please help me to spread the word.

The 2017 CLM Conference Registration is now open at the CLM Center of Excellence. Please take time to navigate through the content of the conference to prepare for registration.

You will have the option to register for the full conference or single days and attend LIVE or via WEBINAR. When you click on the registration option of your choice, you will be asked to select the sessions you want to attend. As part of your checkout, you will become a registered user of the CLM Center of Excellence, the learning management portal for global CLM implementers.

Please bookmark the CLM Center of Excellence website and your personal login information and password.

When you log into the site, you will be taken to your personal dashboard which will show all of your registered courses, events, meetings, etc. This learning portal will keep track of your professional development transcript for any events and will offer a variety of learning and networking options.

Your personal dashboard will provide you with access to the course handouts to download and print and webinar links for the CLM Conference.​

Cathy Scutta, OTD, OTR/L, BCBA-D
CLM Center of Excellence
division of Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.
email: [email protected]

20 Jun

This weekend’s Spanish Speaking Conference Was a Success!

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Una Voz Spanish Speaking Conference in San Jose, CA. Providers were invited by the San Andreas Regional Center and encouraged to bring and share information about their organizations with the Spanish speaking community.

This was the first time that Tucci Learning Solutions participated in this conference and our wonderful team members told us that they had a great time talking about our CLM program and services with parents and assistants who stopped at our resource table. We want to extend a special THANK YOU to our CLM Coordinator Guillermo Reyes, for his willingness and enthusiasm to participate during this year’s conference and also to Daniel Juarez for making himself available to help out too. Thank you guys for your incredible work.

Guillermo Reyes, CLM Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, CLM Coordinator In-Training
2 May

What’s the difference between Tucci Learning Solutions and the CLM?

There is a big difference!  Our company implements CLM programming.  Here is a graphic that helps explain the difference.

We implement CLM programming, not TUCCi programming just like the other implementations around the world. 

Did you know that Tucci Learning Solutions and the CLM can be found in a variety of places in social media?

 

You can follow us on:

Facebook   (CLM)

Twitter    (CLM with some information for local CLMers)

Tumblr   (Tucci Learning Solutions)

Google+   (CLM)

Pinterest  (All kind of information about the CLM, TUCCi and Early Start)

Instagram  (in progress)

 

Check out these other great online resources:

CLM Blog

Competent Learner Model website

Tucci Learning Solutions website

eLearning Store   (Tucci Learning Solutions)

 

Got something great to share about your experience(s) with TUCCi and the CLM?  Please email Rocio ([email protected]) to share the good news through social media. 

Thanks, everyone.   Hope to see you online!

Rae-Ann Arevalo

Director of Staff Development | CLM Certified Coach

2 May

Parents look to lawmakers to stop children with autism from ‘falling through the cracks’

“Autism Speaks advocate Lorri Unumb works with the nonprofit group to fight for better autism treatment coverage across the country.”

Updated: Monday, April 24th 2017, 5:39 pm PDT
By Ashleigh Holland, State Reporter

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – The parents of children with autism say their needs can fall through the cracks in South Carolina – especially if their families don’t have the insurance coverage they need to pay for expensive treatments.

A bill in the State House now aims to expand insurance coverage for those with autism. Autism advocates are pushing for it to pass, but …

28 Mar

CLM Success Stories!

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.

20 Mar

Teachers must ditch ‘neuromyth’ of learning styles, say scientists

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.

22 Feb

Greenfield Tragedy Support Fund

Dear TUCCi/CLM colleagues,

A tragic accident occurred in Greenfield, CA on Saturday February 11th that involved three family members of one of our coordinators, Liz Hernandez. Liz has worked with Tucci Learning Solutions for 20 years. Not ONLY is she a supportive and caring mother but she treats every family she serves as if they are family members. She and her family need to be supported. 
 
A Go Fund Me page has been created by family members. Please click here to view the page and the details of the accident. Please donate what you can. 
 
Our thoughts are with Liz and her family during this difficult time. 
 
With appreciation, 

Rae-Ann Arevalo

Director Of Staff Development

CLM Certified Coach
“Liz Hernandez has been a colleague of Tucci Learning Solutions for 20 years. She is a certified CLM Coach who is very supportive and caring of the families that she serves. One of her sons was hurt very badly and her brother is still missing in the river. Please support her and her family. Thanks,”  Vicci Tucci
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21 Feb

An Unexpected Takeaway From The Early Autism Diagnosis Study

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6 Feb

Sit, roll over, fetch: Students learn social skills from therapy dog Duke

By Kaley Toy

12:42 am Monday, January 30, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Duke, an 11-month-old labradoodle, supplies endless happiness and kisses to students and staff in Shenandoah County Public Schools.

Heather Pugh, an occupational therapist who works with special needs students, brings Duke, her…

Quintana Varela, 14, of Woodstock, gives Duke some attention as her classmates read a story about Duke in their classroom at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. Rich Cooley/Daily
Quintana Varela, 14, of Woodstock, gives Duke some attention as her classmates read a story about Duke in their classroom at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. Rich Cooley/Daily
30 Jan

January’s Institute: Instituto de Educación Especial del Sur del Condado

This month our South County Region staff had the opportunity to attend the Greenfield Institute Conference once again.

This Institute was held in both Spanish and English for families of children with disabilities and or special needs. During this event, the parents had the opportunity to attend various and informative workshops on services and rights of children with disabilities.

“Cynthia Valencia ran the table very well as always!

About 80-90 parents attended and about 25 kids showed up for childcare where Marlene Ibarra and Grisel Ibarra volunteered their time all day and gave pointers to the honor students who also helped from Greenfield High School. Ismael Mondragon also volunteered his time. Thank you all!

We also had the opportunity to interact with parents and other vendors, who are always personable. We also got a chance to see parents from past Tucci services who are always so appreciative and happy to see us!” – Nancy Kelley, South County Regional Coordinator

Thank you for your hard work and for volunteering your time to help out at this Institute Conference. We couldn’t do it without you all.

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Marlen Ibarra, Grisel Ibarra, Cynthia Valencia, and Nancy Kelley

 

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17 Jan

NEWS – Parent Training at OBS

Go, Shonnet Brand! Bringing the power of CLM to parent training and producing valuable and replicable results!

December 16, 2016 | Outpatient

Outpatient Behavior Services Supervisors Shonnet Brand and Tonya Lambert sit around a conference table with a group of four parents of young clients. In front of them is a chart—big and detailed and awash with color.  The chart lays out the ways that a curriculum based on…

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17 Jan

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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.

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9 Jan

Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

By:  Office of Public Affairs  |  Apr 28, 2015 9:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD.

Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical director at University of Utah Health Care’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, explains the common symptoms of ASD:

  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Preoccupation with certain topics or subjects
  • Sensory sensitivities, such as noise, light, clothing or food
  • Communication difficulties, such as problems developing speech or understanding social language, difficulties with eye contact or use of gestures

“While it’s important for kids to get 60 minutes of daily exercise, some team sports are challenging for those who have autism,” says Connelly. Here are five of the best sports for kids with autism to try:

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