What does it mean to say Direct instruction is the most effective education method out there? What does it mean to say this has scientific backing? And why is this not enough to persuade people to use Direct Instruction? What’s the issue? I talked to Peggy Ployhar from SPED Homeschool about direct instruction and other…Read More
In April of 2019 I had a chance to talk to Peggy Ployhar of SPED Homeschool about homeschooling. How can your teaching equip your homeschool student for success? Find out by watching this clip.Read More
In April of 2019 I talked to Peggy Ployhar of SPED Homeschool. In this clip, we look at the crucial link between student behavior and effective educational instruction.Read More
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,…Read More
On April 1, 2019, the University of West Florida hosts the official launch of the fourth series of the Maloney Method Integrated teaching strategies course. Three major behavioral methods combine to assist individuals with language and literacy deficits, including those on the ASD spectrum. The 12-week long course is the largest amalgamation of Behavior Analysis,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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