Precision Teaching

 

A Precision Teaching Case Study – Teaching Basic Literacy Skills to a Developmentally Delayed Student

The Student was a twelve year old boy diagnosed as being developmentally delayed. He lives in the U.S., although his first language is not English. He was enrolled in an academic tutorial program to prepare him for school entry. His program includes language, reading (decoding), reading comprehension, math, spelling, cursive and creative writing. In the beginning,…

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Count On It! – A Simple Solution for Gathering Frequency Data

One of the challenges of data collection is in the difficulty of recording an accurate count. Teachers and therapists cannot easily carry a clipboard and pen in classrooms or therapy sessions. Behavioral interventions require data. Decisions are made on the basis of the data collected. Decisions for program changes take into account the performance of…

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The Maloney Method/ UWF course for BCBAs, Therapists and Teachers

            This is coming up soon! If you have registered, I look forward to having you in the class!   From the course description: The Maloney Method combines behavioral approaches first synthesized by Michael Maloney, and Eric and Elizabeth Haughton beginning 45 years ago in Belleville. Ontario, Canada. The Maloney…

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University of West Florida / Maloney Method Launch Successful

The joint venture pilot project of the University of West Florida and Maloney Method.com has launched successfully with higher registration numbers than expected. The 12-week course teaches an amalgamated behavior methods system and provides 12 Continuing Education Credits for those who complete the 6 modules. Each module includes a presentation, followed one week later by…

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When it Comes to Homeschooling – How are you Measuring Up?

For many homeschoolers, feeling that they are not doing the job as well as a ‘real’ teacher or even other homeschoolers is a common plight. But the truth is, you’ve taken on an important task and you’re doing just fine. Over the years I have heard complaints and concerns from many homeschoolers who feel like…

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The Role of Practice in Learning: When is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

This is a series of 4 blogs that focuses on the role of practice in learning: The Role of Practice in Learning: Directed Practice The Role of Practice in Learning: When is “Good Enough” Good Enough? The Role of Practice in Learning: Independent Practice The Role of Practice in Learning: Group Practice   How Do…

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School’s Out for Summer – Now What?

In a few more days, millions of students start summer vacation. No classes, no homework no projects and for many not much learning. Parents often worry that students will forget some of the skills they learned this year. They have every right to be concerned. Here’s why. The Concept: Test How Much Kids Forget During…

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Precision Teaching Case Study Series Part 5 of 5: So Why Don’t Schools Use Precision Teaching???

This is the fifth of a series of 5 blogs on teaching reading skills to a developmentally delayed adolescent: Teaching Sounds and Sound Combinations to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Word Lists to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Story Reading to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Word Meanings to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent So Why…

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Precision Teaching Case Study Series Part 4 of 5: Teaching Word Meanings to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent

This is the fourth of a series of 5 blogs on teaching reading skills to a developmentally delayed adolescent: Teaching Sounds and Sound Combinations to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Word Lists to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Story Reading to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent Teaching Word Meanings to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent So Why…

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Precision Teaching & Literacy: The Proof is in the Pudding [VIDEO]

  Welcome Richard McManus, Founder of The Fluency Factory in Hingham MA as a guest blogger on the Maloney Method website. Richard’s video reviews the data of the major empirical study supporting Precision Teaching as a measurement and decision-making system for teachers, therapists, homeschoolers and other education professionals. A description of the The Sacajewea Project…

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