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]

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

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.

28 Mar

Save the Date – Competent Learner Model Conference

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.

28 Mar

Carl Writes Prologue and Epilogue to New Edition of The Eden Conspiracy by Joe Harless

If Carl Binder says it is a great book, you should purchase it!

Dr. Carl Binder, CEO of The Performance Thinking Network, has partnered with Carol Harless and the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies to re-publish a groundbreaking book, The Eden Conspiracy: Educating for Accomplishment Citizenship, by Dr. Joe Harless, one of Carl’s most important mentors.

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.



17 Jan


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.


20 Dec

Million dollar gift establishes endowed directorship and support fund for WVU Nursery School

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.

Working on puzzles in the WVU Nursery


19 Dec

Future Rehabilitation Centre Symposium 2016

Dear Vicci and Nipa,

Please see the link below for our symposium that was held on November 19, 2016. At this symposium, the CLM Re-Accreditation Certificate was presented to Sheikh Nahyan who is the president of the Future Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

All the best and thank you both for being with us.

Regards, Dr. Mowfaq Mustafa (Director)

15 Sep

Maribel’s CLM Coaching

Maribel Castillo has been taking the time to Coach TUCCi’s BCBAs in the CLM Units since she started working with us a few months ago. Everyone seems to be real pleased with what she has learned about CLM and how it will benefit them to serve their learners

Nipa Bhuptani was her coach in AbuDhabi and did a wonderful job getting her prepared to become a certified CLM Coach.

Maribel continued her studies to become a BCBA. I have included her supportive notes related to aspects of the CLM Unit 2 and other ABA matters. My hope is that you will benefit from her knowledge about being a coach.

Click the image and it will zoom. Once it is zoomed, you can drag it to your desktop as a JPEG.


22 Aug


So excited for my CLM Colleagues in Palermo…

“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”.



10 Mar

MOMMY…MOVE THE SUN by Jeanie Gould

Mommy...Move the SunSummary

This memoir is about a family’s journey from the dark side of despair…to the bright side of the sun. Mommy…Move The Sun is about overcoming struggles that range from terrifying to humorous, as they raised their severely disabled daughter, while learning many life lessons along the way. This was written with tears, laughter, and true stubborn grit.

This unique and compelling story can offer hope for other families experiencing the challenges of raising a disabled child.

“The most noble thing you can hope for is that your unborn child dies, and the sooner the better! Pretend you are not pregnant…drink if you want…“Dis-associate yourself with the fetus inside of you. She won’t make it”…smoke if you want, and quit taking prenatal vitamins,” the Dr. said.

The doctors were right about one thing. Nikki does have Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare disease. However, she has so much more! Now at 28 years old, she is our life teacher. She has taught us not to let anyone take hope away, and to never to give up.

The author, mother Jeanine Gould, seeks to provide her severely disabled daughter Nikki, whose name means “God’s angel”, with the individualized care that she needs to lead a safe and happy life. Nourished by her family’s love and support, Nikki survives well beyond doctors’ dismal expectations, but as she grows up her family faces many challenges… from her changing needs to a sometimes callous and disrespectful medical system, a broken insurance system, to a very limited educational system. At times, Jeanine marvels at her daughter’s profound uniqueness, her humor, and uncomplicated love, and at times it seems that raising her will always be a series of dramatic battles for survival. Through trials and triumphs, Jeanie achieves many of her goals for Nikki through vigilant involvement in her life and through creative problem solving.

Thus, the family motto… “We don’t do normal!”

You can now purchase this book from our eLearning Store under the Product category. You will need to register first to be able to purchase the book. URL:http://elearningstoreinc.com

Please also join us to The Author’s First Book Launch Celebration Reception which is being held on Thursday, March 26th in Pacific Grove at The Book Works on Lighthouse Ave. from 4:30-6:30pm.

You can get your book signed at this celebration!

12 Aug


For Children with Special Needs Birth through 36 months


Learning through Doing


Caring & Knowledgeable Professionals

Services for PARENTS and CHILDREN

3. Early Start Services

  • Individualized, direct one to one services.
  • Parent/Caregiver training that meets the needs of the child.
  • Development of skills that are necessary for the child’s success in school and later in life.


Parent and/or Caregiver training programs are individually designed to address the specific needs of the infant or toddler. These needs are identified through parent surveys and interviews paired with assessments completed by the professional members of the team.

Parents or caregivers are an essential part of the Early Start Program team and have an active role in developing their child’s individual learning, behavior or therapy plans.

Parents or caregivers are assured that they will be able to use the relevant techniques and strategies determined to be effective for their child.


Licensed & Certified:

Early Childhood Specialists

Speech Pathologists

Occupational Therapists

Behavior Specialists

Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Licensed Marriage& Family Therapists 

These specialists along with parents evaluate the child’s functioning level in five developmental areas:

  • Physical development
  • Communication
  • Cognitive
  • Adaptive/Self-help
  • Social/Emotional development

In addition to their formal training, all Early Start team members provided through TUCCI Learning Solutions, have received training in behavior analysis. Behavior analysis is the basis for designing and implementing effective learning, behavior and therapy plans.


Children may be referred by their family physicians, pediatricians, parents, public health nurses, the child’s local school district, or other agencies, such as the San Andreas Regional Center or community service groups.

2. Early Start Services


All services are provided within a child’s natural environment such as the home, neighborhood park, playground, or community pre-school setting.


  • Tucci Learning Solutions Inc., is vendorized through the San Andreas Regional Center
  • Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc., is an in-network Provider for most majosr Insurance companies
  • Medi-Cal
  • Private Pay (e.g., Parents)

5. Early Start Services


Watsonville, CA 95076

Office: (831) 786-0600

Fax: (831) 786-0644

Email: [email protected]

5 Aug

Fluency FlashCards Application

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Family Members, Dr. Kent Johnson and Vicci Tucci have just about finished developing an online application that will make it so much easier for everyone to learn the content of any field of study. They have recently submitted their project to Kickstarter and are waiting for approval. Once they accept their Fluency FlashCards project they can solicit support from everyone to raise the funds to bring it to market. Please watch the video to view aspects of the application. We will post a comment and the URL for Kickstarter once the project is accepted.