Academic Child Neglect – One Representative Case Study

My nephew’s wife mentioned that their 12 year old son had recently been reported to be having difficulties in school. The worried parents had arranged for a psychological assessment . They were told that he had a condition known as dysgraphia – the inability to express himself clearly in written English. Having been a teacher,…

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Behavior Analysis – Where a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

  Almost every classroom has at least oneobstreperous student, many have several. Some teachers have or develop ways to deal with these students, others don’t. These students are often removed from class, sent to the principal’s office, suspended or even expelled. In many cases, they will be diagnosed with some condition, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, etc. Such…

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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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Why a U.S. Government Agency Covers Up Proven Educational Methods While Millions of Children Become Illiterate

  It is naïve to pretend that science is free of bias and of political involvement. If it were, there would be no need for lobbyists in Washington from groups like the chemical and defense companies. “Science” may be conducted more for their benefit, than for its indisputable proofs. When influenced by “big tobacco”, some studies…

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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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Teaching and Learning at the Speed of Light

In the treatment of autism or with special needs students in general, to this point, behavioural approaches are being the most consistently effective. Many therapists, especially BCBAs, are making progress with many children. That is largely due to the fact that they have better skills to get the child under behavioural control so that the…

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Lose the Science, Lose the Kids

150 years ago, numerous perfectly healthy women died of “childbirth fever” in hospitals across the western world. Ignaz Semmelweiss solved the problem by introducing sterile procedures, like handwashing. He dramatically reduced deaths due to infections in his Vienna hospital. He was driven out of the hospital by his surgeon colleagues as his reward. The culture…

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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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12-Week Course on the Maloney Method – Starting in August 2018!

We have partnered with the University of West Florida Distance and Learning Department. We created a 12-week course – 6 lessons on video and 6 Lab live sessions. Register through UWF! Topics Covered Precision Teaching and the Standard Celeration Chart Behavior Objectives – Input Channels, Output Channels, Fluency Measures and Performance Standards Behavior Management –…

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Where the rubber hits the road with blending skills

Why there are so many reading program wrecks in the ditches Here are the reasons that most reading programs fail to change the skills of children at risk. Many of these programs promote guessing rather than use effective strategies to determine the word. Maybe that’s why the needle hasn’t dropped on the index of illiterate…

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