Methods

We use a variety of behaviorally based teaching methods including Discrete Trial Instruction, Precision Teaching, Direct Instruction, Personalized System of Instruction and Natural Environment/Incidental Teaching.

Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of how people learn and maintain socially significant behavior. Its focus is on observable behavior and its relationship to the environment. By assessing the function of the behavior and altering the environment, we can help children with developmental challenges increase communication and other skills and reduce challenging behavior. With a behavior analytic approach to teaching, tasks are taught in a way that the student can easily learn. We use a positive motivational approach based on a reward system for targeted skills. Data is collected to monitor each student’s progress, so that the best educational decisions can be made for each learner.

Precision Teaching is a systematic method of measuring student performance which guides program decisions in developing fluent skills. It is a flexible system that can be used with almost any curriculum and can be applied to a variety of skills. When skills are fluent they can be performed effortlessly, retained after periods of no practice, and can be applied to new situations.