Behavior

Including Data, Interventions, Organization, Schedules and Visuals

Using Time Delay to Fade Prompting

The problem many of us over eager, venti-coffee amount of enthusiasm teachers have sometimes is we don't know when to just shut the heck up and wait. We are bustling over with to-do lists and schedules and once you are in get-it-done mode there is just no stopping...

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Procedures for Prompt Fading

Prompts are ways we help our learners demonstrate new skills. We use prompts to get our students to greet a peer, flush the toilet, name the color blue, and clap their hands. Prompts are something we add to the situation because the natural or teaching cue was not...

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Fluency Instruction

Fluency instruction is something I talk A LOT about. I talk about it so much because not only is it a meaningful, functional, and effective way to work on skill development it also isn't all that complicated. It's also the PERFECT paraprofessional run station. It...

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Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is something that stellar teachers, parents, and clinicians do naturally. We are constantly utilizing the environment and play off of our students' responses to teach and expand their knowledge. Incidental teaching is a "process whereby...

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Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training is a method of teaching a new skill in a structured and simplified way. It works well for children with autism (and I think ALL children) because it breaks down a complex skill into smaller pieces. I love using Discrete Trial Training (DTT)...

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Using Rubrics for Data Collection

There is some data that is very straightforward to take. Which one is the letter M? Student touches M. You mark correct. Johnny stand up. Johnny doesn't stand up. You mark incorrect. The skills that are easy to take data on our simple and generally include one...

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Tiny Tips for Making Data Collection Doable

Taking data is overwhelming. We have busy freaken jobs. By the time you've had your kiddos check their schedules, made sure all of your centers are running smoothly, collected your materials, redirected, prompted, reinforced, (and you are doing this whole combo for...

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Why a Center Based Data System will Keep Your Organized

When it comes to data collection organization, the only wrong way is no data collection at all. How exactly you organize your data depends totally what works for you and your classroom. Depending on my caseload and the types of paras I had, I am always switching up...

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November Theme: Efficient Data is The Best Data

November brings in the excitement of the holidays (or holiday breaks...) but it also brings this subtle undertone of "you better be getting stuff done by now." You no longer have the start of the school, easing into our year, working on our schedules excuse. It's...

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