Takeaways from “Ogden R. Lindsley and the Historical Development of Precision Teaching”

1/15/2018
 

How did Precision Teaching get started? What research and researchers helped to shape it? This article is a great start to understanding what brought around Precision Teaching and how it was developed over the years. Our top takeaways are these:

  1. Six basic tenets from B.F Skinner’s experimental analysis of behavior
  2. Six (still!) common myths disproved by SAFMEDS
  3. Five reasons student self-charting is huge

Supercharge Your ABA Program: Why Behavior Professionals Are Revving Their Engines for Precision Teaching Workshops

1/8/2018
 

Education changes lives—or does it? Sometimes, a learner gets stuck in a rut. Teachers, parents, behavioral professionals, and others try to help. But still, the learner isn’t progressing. Academic goals aren’t being achieved, and maladaptive behaviors are spiraling out of control.

We understand what it’s like to be spinning your wheels in the mud, unable to make meaningful progress with a learner. And that’s why Chartlytics is bringing a Precision Teaching workshop to a city near you.

So how does Precision Teaching help? Out of dozens and dozens of reasons, here are five:  

Illegal Oscar Screeners: The Standard Celeration Chart Projects an End to Piracy

12/27/2017
 

Movies and Screeners

If you like movies, you find yourself in good company. The national box office for 2016 came in at 11.2 billion dollars. The number of tickets sold driving such big numbers: 1,296,674,369. As of today’s writing, the top 10 Hollywood movies have generated 3.4 billion dollars by themselves.

Around the water cooler, people talk about the latest Star Wars or Avengers movie. But in Hollywood, talk turns to money such as ticket sales, revenue, and how to extract more money from movie goers and the licensing of their content. Yet Hollywood has long battled piracy and the illegal sharing of content in today’s digital age.

Metrics and analytics: The key to better understanding behavior

11/21/2017
 

In the business world, metrics and analytics play a critical role in understanding consumers. Most specifically, businesses hope to decipher consumers’ behavior so they can market products. And the purpose of marketing ends with consumers exchanging their money for a product or service - in other words a sale.

We're Adults. We Surely Don't Need Supervision...

5/22/2017
 

The Values of BACB Supervision

So You Want to Get BACB Certified...

5/15/2017
 

           

Behavior analytic literature provides some excellent guidelines for implementing the principles of behavior analysis with clients. For example, the dimensions of behavior analysis have demonstrated the importance of describing behavior in observable terms, demonstrating functional relations, providing replicable procedures, intervening to improve the lives of the organisms we work with, making a durable behavior across settings, and ensuring the procedures work (Baer, Wolfe, & Risley, 1968; Baer, Wolfe, & Risley, 1987). Following these guidelines is critical to success, whether you work with typically developing people, those with a diagnosis, or non-human organisms. To do this well in the early stages of your career requires structured support from behavior analysts with a history of successfully building behavioral repertoires.

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Without aims… you’re aimless!

7/28/2016
 

I’ve spent a lot of time lately with folks who are trying their hand at Precision Teaching for the first time.
Through this process, I’ve learned a lot about common “rookie” mistakes and have been reminded of those I made while getting started. It is fascinating to watch people transform into Precision Teachers as they embrace precise measurement and strive for effective teaching practices.
Here’s a rookie move that I found surprising, and surprisingly common: People go through all the work to pinpoint a behavior, create teaching materials, measure and chart behavior on the Standard Celeration Chart… but their charts have no aims!

The utility of aims

I don’t know who said it first, but in these moments I’m reminded of the saying, “without aims, you’re aimless.” It’s true! Without a goal in mind, how do you know how far you have to go? How do you determine when it’s time to move on to another target?

The 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be in Special Education: How Chartlytics Is Finally Helping You Be Even Better

7/26/2016
 
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Statistically, you’re crazy to work in special education!
There can really be only one reason you’re working in the special education field . . .

Functional Analysis Celeration Charting: Visual Analysis + Quantification

7/5/2016
 

Guest blog post by: Sal Ruiz, BCBA, Doctoral Candidate, The Pennsylvania State University.

The Hardest Part About Analyzing Your Data, Is Now Gone...

6/7/2016
 

Let's start with a look at Visual Analysis.

Give your behavior change agents the power of precision measurement! By precisely defining, measuring, and visualizing behaviors within behavior reduction programs, behavior professionals can dramatically speed up the time it takes to resolve challenging behavior. 

This 2-day hands on intensive workshop will provide behavior professionals with the knowledge and tools to quickly understand if an intervention is working as it should, and make informed rules based decisions on what to do if a change is needed. 12 BACB Type 2 CEUs available.

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Give your behavior change agents the power of precision measurement! 

This 2-day hands on intensive workshop will provide behavior professionals with the knowledge and tools to quickly understand if an intervention is working as it should, and make informed rules based decisions on what to do if a change is needed. 12 BACB Type 2 CEUs available.

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