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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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 –…Read More
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…Read More
Once a student knows how to figure out sounds and sound combinations, they are ready to use these skills to sound ourt phonetically regular words. Of the most common 1000 words in English, which constitute 85% of all written material, 650 are phonetically regular words and can be quickly and easily unlocked with appropriate blending…Read More
Once you teach students the sounds and sound combinations,, all 67 of them, you can then teach them to blend the sounds and sound combinations into words. Despite the fact that 650 of the most commonly used English words are phonetically regular and can be sounded out, there are some dangers here. You must always…Read More
Once you have taught the sounds and sound combinations so that the student can crack the code, you can teach them to read words and stories. In our learning center, which opened in 1979 and has always given parents a money-back guarantee for their child’s learning, we use Direct Instruction programs. In our programs, no…Read More
Some reading programs encourage kids to use pictures, or context or the first sounds of a word to figure out what that word might be.. They are teaching the student to guess, not to decode. Here are some strategies to teach reading more effectively.Read More
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