29 Oct

Recently, Dr. Mowfaq Mustafa, Executive Director of the Future Centre in Abu Dhabi, sent me pictures of his CLM Team along with the following comments:

Congratulations in advance, for the possible opportunities for CLM to be implemented in China and other countries. I am optimistic that they too will experience the similar benefits of CLM among individuals with autism and other disorders.


To date CLM has helped many of our young students. We have students who have been able to be integrated into mainstream schools after developing the repertoires that CLM promises to achieve. We also have moved some students from CLM programming to other internal classes that use other curricular programming and they are adapting well.


I have spoken with a number of parents who were happy with the improvement of their children’s behavior and ways of communicating. I congratulate you Vicci and your team (e.g., Dr. Cathy Scutta, Christina Lovaas, Rae-Ann Arevalo, Kristen Wood, Maribel Castillo, Liyu Chen, Nipa Bhuptani, and numerous other CLM Colleagues around the world) for the developments happening also within your organization and the standards that you have placed upon the implementing sites. Our team is happy to comply because they know that such standards assure them of good results for the children.

29 Oct

The UAE Diaries | Nipa Gandhi Bhuptani

Ryan O’Donnell and Megan Miller visited Dubai and interview Nipa Bhuptani who is the CLM Regional Associate In UAE. She earned one of the first CLM Accredited Sites years ago in Abu Dhabi along with her CLM Team Members.

Nipa’s current organization (ABTI: Applied Behavior Training Institute) has a CLM Lab School License to implement the Competent Learner Model (CLM). I am very proud of her and her CLM Colleagues’ implementation of the model…

Great Interview Ryan O’Donnell and excellent video Megan Marie Miller🙂❤️

Published on Oct 24, 2018

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23 Oct

October is National Principals Month! The CLM Center of Excellence will be celebrating principals all month long.

Today, we celebrate Melissa D Hensley, principal of Central High School in Woodstock, Virginia! Thank you Vicci Tucci for recommending her for our #thankaprincipal shoutout!

Mrs. Hensley is an innovative educator who operates under a shared leadership model to develop programs so that all students are successful. Mrs. Hensley is a huge supporter of the Competent Learner Model and is an advocate for evidence-based instruction for all students!

One of the many programs she has developed includes the LIFE (Learning Independence for Everday) post-secondary program that focuses on developing the “Core of All Learning” skills with adults.

These are just a few of the countless reasons why we are thankful for Principal Hensley during National Principals Month. Thank you, Principal Hensley, for your leadership and support of CLM. #thankaprincipal #shoutout #principalsmonth

23 Oct

National Principals Month

Happy National Principals Month to all the amazing principals who go above and beyond providing leadership to their staff, students, teachers, and community!

National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great!

Do you work with an amazing principal who deserves a shout out? Send the CLM Center of Excellence a message with the principal’s name, a short description of what they do that makes them so great, and a picture (if you have one!).

The CLM Center of Excellence will then celebrate them on our social media accounts! #thankaprincipal!

Competent Learner Model (CLM) Vicci Tucci Cathy Scutta

28 Sep

A CLMer, Tom Rigg, posted this picture and explanation of this event.

Read the awesome post of one of our CLMers, Tom Rigg, in Virginia….

“I’d like to introduce everyone to Bianca. Bianca is a new learner in our CLM classroom at Stuart Draft High School in Stuart Draft, Virginia. Today, she got to join the high school cheer team as they supported our other CLM students in their intermural basketball game. Before our students took the court, the high school choir sang the National Anthem. The stands were filled with students from the school who just wanted to cheer our students.”

I commend these High School Students and their Teachers and Administrators!  🤓💜


28 Sep

Support the Academy of Pedagogical Studies

The Academy of Pedagogical Studies was developed to:

a) conduct research on evidence-based practices (i.e., Applied Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching.
b) provide scholarships to educators, parents, and/or CLMers to implement the CLM
c) provide scholarships for students to study evidenced-based ABA/CLM courses at West Virginia University and/or Clarion University with the intent of disseminating evidence-based practices.

If you shop at Amazon, please consider supporting the Academy of Pedagogical Studies! Amazon will donate a certain percentage of your purchases to APS!!

Sign into your Amazon account using this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ Type in “Academy of Pedagogical Studies” for the organization you would like to support!!

Thank you, Amazon! What a great cause to support! Competent Learner Model (CLM) Vicci Tucci

28 Sep

Congratulations Belinda & Liz

Exciting news from the Monterey region

Liz Hernandez

Liz will be recognized by SARC at their annual SERVICE ABOUT SELF ceremony on October 20th. Liz was nominated for her dedicated work with learners and will be receiving the Support Staff of the Year award.

Liz began employment at TUCCi in August of 1996. She is the longest employed employee with our organization. It is wonderful that the community is recognizing Liz’s professionalism and never-ending dedication to helping the families she works with. She is bilingual in Spanish and has worked in South County and Monterey regions. She is assisting the transition of learners from the Early Start program to Behavior Intervention Services for the Monterey region.


Belinda Godwin

Congratulations to Belinda for successfully passing the BCBA exam.

Belinda a mother of five. Her eldest boy is 13 years old and started her down this path of learning ABA when he was two years old in 2007. Her other children are 10 years, 6 years, 5 years and 17 months old. She is a busy mother! Belinda changed her original career path from becoming a preschool teacher to wanting to become a BCBA in 2008.

She graduated from Cabrillo College with an AS in Early Childhood Education with specialization certificates in infants/toddlers & culturally diverse families in 2009. Next, she studied at CSUMB and graduated in 2012 with a BA in Psychology, and two minors in social work & human development. Lastly, she completed studies at Ball State University and graduated in 2015 with an MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism.

From left to right: Liz Hernandez, Coordinator and Belinda Godwin, BCBA
17 Sep

Virtual tour- Spotswood High School. Part 1

CLM Center of Excellence

Kicking off this Monday with two virtual glimpses into the amazing program at Spotswood Highschool in Rockingham County, Virginia. Chris Dodson, an amazing teacher, and leader gave us a tour during Vicci Tucci‘s visit to the valley in 2016! Thank you Chris Dodson for not only impacting the students/families you work with every day but the CLM community at large! Competent Learner Model (CLM)

27 Aug


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)

29 May

Gary Wheelus is all done with Hartnell College and on his way to CSUMB!

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 on the podium in his TUCCi sponsored jersey.

Gary, we are SOO PROUD OF YOU!!!