An All Too Infrequent True Story

I have been working with children who are at-risk for 50 years. I’d like to tell you a story of one of those kids and how it changed both of our lives. It was a dark and stormy night – no, that’s not it. Let me start again. Once upon a time in a land…

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One Scientific Educational Approach and its Money-Back Guarantee for ASD Kids

Here’s where it all began  At the end of November 2008 after teaching special needs kids for 35 years, I began a new journey, both literally and figuratively into the world of autism. I was invited by Eva Hyto, founder of the Hong Kong Junior School, to assist her in setting up an academic program…

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Mar
21

 
 

Part 2 – Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

One acorn started it all. Now we have a forest of oaks and still a long way to go. When Michael Maloney founded Quinte Learning Centre in Belleville, Ontario with one small classroom, one desk, one blackboard, and a single student in 1978, he had no grand vision of the future. Instead, he had a…

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Mar
02

 
 

Part 1 – One small Acorn, One Mighty Oak

Serendipity can be a wonderful thing. Serendipity happened one September afternoon in 1975 in a meet and greet for new hires at the local Board of Education in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Two behavioural psychologists, newly hired by the Board introduced themselves to one another. One, Eric Christian Haughton, formerly of York University, was one of…

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Mar
01

 
 

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

A New Challenge: Setting up an Academic Program for Autistic Students At the end of November 2008, I began a journey, both literally and figuratively into the world of autism. I was invited by Eva Hyto, founder of the Hong Kong Junior School, to assist her in setting up an academic program for 7 autistic…

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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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Reading Success – Right in front of your eyes! [VIDEO]

Reading improvement of a student using the Maloney Method materials and applying Precision Teaching to measure story reading fluency: The video demonstrates the improvement in story reading of a young student named Elizabeth who attends the Fluency Factory, a behaviorally based learning center founded by Richard McManus in Hingham, MA. The video depicts Elizabeth’s attempts…

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Mar
12

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Precision Teaching Case Study Series Part 3 of 5: Teaching Story Reading to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent

This is the third 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 2 of 5: Teaching Word Lists to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent

This is the second 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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