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Jerry Webster

More Reinforcement, Anyone?

By November 23, 2012

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I'm seeing some stunning success with Applied Behavior Analysis in my classroom.  Because of confidentiality, I have to leave it that . . . but I'm beginning to realize the true efficacy of applying the techniques appropriately.  I want, at the same time, to be sure to give my readers a clear idea of the challenges and strategies related to proper use of ABA.  It isn't enough to help you actually do ABA in your setting, through I hope with the support of videos on You Tube, you can get an idea of how ABA might work in your setting.

I've just added an article on Reinforcer Assessment, the trials that you do with your student/subject as you begin to initiate ABA.  I have also added an article on Learning to Learn Skills, to help you understand the foundational teaching that is needed to get a child with an autism spectrum disorder or severe cognitive disability on the track to functional and academic success.

As the population of children with autism continues to grow, it's important that we share appropriate and research based techniques with special educators around the world.  Hopefully if the surge continues, we will be well equipped to meet the challenge these children present to our communities and our future.


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