Leaders & hot topics in Precision Teaching
with Shiri Bartman, Eva Lattanzio, Jaime Santana, & Leticia Toro
Want to supercharge your autism intervention program? Guest host Shiri Bartman, who has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst has been working with children and young adults diagnosed with autism for 20 years. Listen to her team share their story of how Precision Teaching has brought their autism intervention program to new heights.
with Dr. Richard Laitinen
Following a brief review of the history of curriculum design the presentation will cover modern, behavior analytic design principles and technologies that provide a basis for a functional analysis of curriculum and which drive the production of generative learning outcomes. The presentation will also cover contributions to curricular design and outcome measurement from both Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Precision Teaching (PT) perspectives.
with Dr. Kendra Newsome
How can you help a client struggling with private events? Guest host Dr. Kendra Newsome, a brilliant contributor to ABA science, gives low-effort, high-impact examples and shows how to address socially relevant, observable, and measurable behavior with ACT.
with Elizabeth Haughton
Over the last 50 years, Elizabeth Haughton has helped produce transformational outcomes for learners with dyslexia, cerebral palsy, ASD, and other diagnoses. We’re honored to have her speak on developing a key functional language skill: handwriting.
with Jason Guild
This webinar will discuss how to simplify data analysis and decision making with SCC data. It will show how learning pictures, along with some other simple techniques, make decision making easy for even Haugland students with ASD. The steps that will be taught have been designed for use by both professionals and their students across a wide variety of subjects and areas where skills need to be built.
with Dr. Megan Miller
The purpose of this presentation is to provide ideas to behavior analysts on how to infuse precision teaching within their current ABA service delivery model. Dr. Miller will discuss how she incorporates aspects of precision teaching in a way that is realistic and feasible and doesn't require completely overhauling current systems. The presentation will review key areas that should be addressed with all clients who receive behavior analytic interventions from the world of precision teaching in order to improve outcomes and increase effective service delivery. Specific troubleshooting procedures relating to frequency building will also be discussed.
with Jonathan Amey
Jonathan Amey will cover the tool skills necessary to begin a psychomotor skills program and utilize the Standard Celeration Chart to monitor student progress. Participants will come away with a roadmap to guide teaching and enable learners to better affect their world through coordinated gross motor movement.
with Adam Hockman
Adam Hockman will illustrate the broad applications of precision measurement to speech-language assessment and treatment. In a series of clinical vignettes, Adam will elucidate how Precision Teaching can be effectively embedded within schools, hospitals, and the private sector with children and adults. The presentation will use examples from articulation therapy, voice disorders and hygiene, stuttering/fluency, accent reduction, augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), and the supervision of staff and preservice clinicians.
with Dr. Kerri Milyko
Dr. Kerri Milyko will talk about the “component-composite view” of how to transform or initially generate curriculum suited to Precision Teaching methods and measurement. Attendees will see video clips ranging from children with developmental disabilities to those who are typically functioning, ages 3 to 12, with examples from Precision TLC’s curriculum.
with Liz Lefebre
This webinar will provide a brief overview for participants on how to identify component skills for larger composite skill area, and how to arrange instruction component skills in order to ensure composite skills develop for “free.”
with Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens
Fit Learning regularly helps learners achieve a year's worth of progress in only 40 hours. The current webinar aims to share 20 years of discoveries made at Fit Learning regarding combining proximal and distal progress monitoring systems for the broad-scale impact of academic interventions. An overview of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) will be provided along with recommendations for evaluating these kinds of distal progress measures in relation to growth on more proximal pinpoints. Outcome data obtained with learners enrolled at Fit Learning across both proximal and distal progress measures will be shared and discussed in the context of the possibilities such measures have with regard to the scope of impact possible through PT practices.
with Andrew Kieta
Students at Morningside Academy in Seattle, WA are guaranteed to make two years of growth in one school year in their area of greatest need or their tuition is refunded. Integrating Precision Teaching into a comprehensive model is a critical aspect of what makes MMGI work for so many kids.
In this 5-part presentation, Morningside's Associate Director Andrew Kieta will give an overview of MMGI and much, much more.
by Andrew Bulla
This case study between mid-western university and a local intermediate school district focuses on data from the first year of implementation of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction: Math Curriculum. An overview of the project’s implementation will be discussed including, but not limited to, teacher buy-in and training, homogeneous grouping, Direct Instruction, and Precision Teaching. Modifications made to support students with autism will also be discussed. Lastly, specific behavior management systems to promote active engagement and manage disruptive behaviors will be highlighted.
by Brandon Franklin & Rick Kubina
Brandon Franklin (BCBA) explains how an electronic Standard Celeration Chart (a standardized visual display) helped him explain client progress and the treatment plans to case managers, parents, and insurance companies — and score more client hours.
Dr. Jenn Wertalik will explain the basics of video prompting. She will also show how to add frequency building (i.e., a systematic practice procedure resulting in fluency) to video prompting. Included are videos and data from participants in a recent experimental study.
by Rick Kubina
In education, psychology, and behavior analysis, we function not unlike a business in regards to ROI. A behavior change agent invests in an intervention and determines how much of return occurs. Defining what constitutes an investment, or a behavioral intervention, and measuring its cost of implementation marks the first step in the ROI formula. The second step involves sensitively measuring and reporting the return.
by Rick Kubina
Visual analysis has come under scrutiny for not offering any metrics and relying on subjective interpretations of data. Visual analytics provides data enabled visual representations quantifying important patterns of change. Visual analytics also can reveal relationships between a client’s behavior and the precise effects of an intervention
by Kendra Peacock
As the director of Outreach at the Vista School, Kendra Peacock (BCBA) has overseen a staff whose job has been to go into public schools, pinpoint social skills, and help students interact with classmates, teachers, and parents in positive manner. Kendra will share the basic process for pinpointing such a complex target such as social skills and share examples of from her work.
by Rick Kubina
It seems everyone uses percent correct as a measure of behavior. But in some cases, percent monitoring leads to compromised decision making. Join us to learn the truth about percent as a measure, percent evaluation, and percent monitoring. Also, we discuss useful alternatives to percent for behavioral measurement.
by Rick Kubina
All people who work in helping professions (e.g., schools, clinics, healthcare) have the opportunity to change lives. Change relies on a scientific process: pinpointing targets, measuring the behavior or skill with informative units of measurement, placing the data on a visual display, and then analyzing the data pattern and making a decision. But which visual display will best inform the committed professional who wishes to change behaviors and skills as efficiently and effectively as possible?
by Rick Kubina
Behavior analysts and performance engineers have a clear choice when it comes to measuring behavior. One the one hand, a full array of dimensional measures exist which capture different properties of behaviors (e.g., frequency, duration, latency). On the hand, dimensionless measures (e.g., percent) obscure critically important features of behavior and have the potential to mislead.
by Rick Kubina, with Megan Miller and Ellen & Glen Carter
Our 3 guests explain how they apply Precision Teaching, and take questions from the audience.
by Rick Kubina
ABA programs will flourish or flounder based on measurement issues. A powerful measurement system helped to transform the lives of...
Gain a quick understanding of how Precision Teaching can help your learners through measurement and decision-making.