Precision teaching, or fluency-based instruction, is a system of teaching in ABA that utilizes exact measurements and data to guide instruction and curricula choices. Here, we discuss what it looks like when put into practice and how to define fluency. We discuss all the ways to use fluency, including social skills like commenting. We also talk about how to make precision teaching less complicated and more fun.
Erin Porter is a family autism coach from Ontario, Canada who supports parents who have newly diagnosed children with autism. Erin shares her thoughts on the major gaps and challenges she sees. Some of the challenges start before the diagnosis, including how to talk to doctors. We also talk to Erin about how she assists parents through her Guided Autism Program.
Reinforcement is one of our most common tools, but we often hear from other teachers and practitioners that it isn’t working. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to ensure success with reinforcement, and we dive into them here. We share tips, tricks, and common mistakes so you can troubleshoot and experience greater success with clients.
Dr. Hank Schlinger is a professor at California State University and the author of several books on behavior and self-esteem in children. We discuss how important parental involvement is and how practitioners can do better when educating families and primary caregivers. We also talk about the importance of self-esteem and how it impacts lasting behavioral changes.