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.

17 Oct

View the pictures of CLM Learners at Stuarts Draft High School in Pennsylvania

The staff is doing an awesome, awesome job —– and two of their learners were Homecoming 2017 Prince and Princess!

Their homecoming float won!!!!

Thanks to Kristan Zaccaria for sending me this information and photos. She is such a GREAT Certified CLM Coordinator and Coach. In addition, to being a BCBA.

Princess and Prince of Homecoming 2017 at Stuart Draft High School in Pennsylvania.
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]

23 Aug

Thank you for coming to our TUCCi Open House Party!

We are so happy to report that our event was a success. Thanks to our wonderful helpers, things started right from the very beginning of our setup.

     

Our greeter was ready to meet and inform all of what was set up for the day – Allison Alvarez

The raffle and gift item tables made the occasion even more exciting.

       

Our TUCCi Mission/Moto Display

This exhibit along with the one about the Language Translations, provided great clues as participants had to answer the questions from their Passport activity book, thanks, Kristen Wood….  🙂

Our Play and Learn Stations – face painting was mostly done by Valerie Rodriguez and some of our young helpers

    

Coloring tables, games, and prizes were also set up for the kids (thank you, Claire Rodrock)

      

And, what’s a party without bubbles!!!!

We even had a Jamba Juice table (thanks to OneDigital)

And it seemed like no one complained about the food…

      

… How could you if it was accompanied by a great band! –Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

   

Our raffle drawing – announced by Vicci Tucci and Tracy Nall

  

And the winners are!!!!!

Allison Alvarez, Alejandro Magana, Rachel Tololi’s little girl, Kristina Wheelus and Philip Candreva

Allison won the Warrior’s basket

 

And last but not least. We would like you to share with you what some of our staff had to say about the event:

What a great celebration! Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying the afternoon with us! – Kristen Wood
It was great to see so many staff, learners and their families on Sunday. – Rae-Ann Arevalo
We had fun. It was nice to spend time with everyone while enjoying good food and great music. Our kids had a blast – Rocio Gomez & Family
So proud of all the CLMers who are translating the CLM Tool Kit into various languages around the world. – Vicci Tucci / this is only part of all the good things she had to mention 🙂
Over all, we want to thank all CLM Team Members, Colleagues, Families, and Friends for coming and spending a good time with us.
         

THANK YOU ALL!!!

From our TUCCi family!
10 Jul

Tatums Garden – SARC’s Summer Festival

Last Saturday, San Andreas Regional Center hosted the first Summer Festival of the year and it was incredible, even though the day was “super duper hot”, as expressed by our coordinator Guillermo.

As described by SARC, this is “a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community.” During the festival, there was all source of games, entertainment, prizes and much more. If you missed this day, don’t worry, there will be two more Summer Festivals on Saturday, July 15th – Harvey West Park, 300 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz and Saturday, July 22nd – Rotary Play Garden, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Both events will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. So don’t forget to come and join us and stop by our booth (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.) to say hello.

Guillermo Reyes, Monterey Region Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, Monterey Region Coordinator
Guillermo’s wife and kids … THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

 

Thank you guys for helping out – Guillermo Reyes (and family) & Daniel Juarez, Coordinators from our Monterey Region.

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 …

24 Apr

The Controversy About Restraints On People With Autism

You may want to learn about an organization of BCBAs that provides crisis intervention trainings…

03/21/2017 08:24 pm ET | Updated Mar 25, 2017

I’m sitting in my office when I get the familiar knock on my door accompanied with, “It’s a crisis and you are needed!” This is the prompt that has me jump up from my chair, pull my hair back into a bun, and run toward the problem. I can usually hear where it is coming from based on the screams and loud banging from one of our therapeutic rooms. I enter the room and assess the situation. Then, …

SHEKNOWS | Some children with autism engage in behavior like head banging and hair pulling for many different reasons including, but not at all limited to, pain & seizures.
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.

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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3 Feb

Congratulations!

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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 MenesesBelinda 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.

Rae-Ann Arevalo

 

Director Of Staff Development

CLM Certified Coach

Tucci Learning Solutions

6 Hangar Way Suite A
Watsonville, CA 95076

Mobile:  (408) 315-7353   Fax: (831)786-0644    

Office Hours:  Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm 
 
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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

“The Competent Learner Model: The Merging of Applied Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching”

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.

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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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