Case Studies

 

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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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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While you’re waiting for the cavalry to arrive .. An alternative for children with autism

A New Challenge                                                                At the end of November 2008, I began a journey, both literally and figuratively into the world of autism. I was…

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Lying About and Cheating with the Evidence

Teaching Reading – The Lies and Deceit in Studies of Evidence-Based Research In Jean Stockard’s recently published book, The Science and Success of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction, the author reviews how educational research is chosen and publicized and how agencies lie to us about scientific research in education. An Example of Good Science – Project Follow…

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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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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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Precision Teaching Case Study Series Part 1 of 5: Teaching Sounds and Sound Combinations to a Developmentally Delayed Adolescent

This is the first 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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Helping Foster Children Improve their Reading Skills

Sometimes it helps to convince people to try something if they know that you have actually done it yourself, so I have decided to tell you one of my many war stories about living in the special needs trenches for the past almost 50 years. Our local Children’s Aid Society called my office to see…

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