This week had one significant breakthrough. We have resolved the issue of measuring the progress by the students on how well they are learning their sounds, their word lists made from those sounds and the stories constructed from words they can now read. The next set of lessons is ready to be uploaded. Andrew is…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
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…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
Changing Behavior by the effective use of reinforcers Many people, including teachers, principals and caseworks in the social services field do not understand the basic concepts of changing behavior by the effective use of reinforcers. Over the last 5 decades as a consultant to teachers, and social service workers, I have been told time and…Read More
This is the fifth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works The system of behavioural objectives built into the Maloney Method…Read More
This is the fourth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works Types of Standards There are lots of ways to set objectives…Read More
This is a series of seven blogs to help teachers, parents and therapists bring students under instructional control so that teaching can occur. The components of the series are Behavior Management: An Overview Behavior Management: Bribes or Rewards – The Fundamental Question Behavior Management: Praise and Encouragement Behavior Management: Activities as Reinforcers Behavior Management: Point…Read More
I am being contacted by individuals who want a more detailed breakdown of the workshop agenda. Here it is and here is what others are saying about the Maloney Method. From Hong Kong I invited Michael Maloney to assist me in establishing a classroom for autistic children in Hong Kong. I did so on the…Read More
Introduction Some children are easy to teach. Others present all kinds of behavioral challenges. Sometimes children are inattentive and do not stay on task for more than a few minutes at a time. Often times, these children disrupt our ability to teach others who are working hard. When this disruption becomes significant and the child…Read More
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