We Can Prevent Behavior/Emotional Disorders by Teaching Communication Skills

Ooh Ooh Ooh, They Finally Did It! I am going to discuss some ideas I had after reading a useful meta-analysis about how to intervene with students referred for intervention or special education for Behavior and/or Emotional Disorders (B/ED). The article is Practices Reflecting Functional Communication Training for Students With or At-Risk for Emotional and Behavioral … More We Can Prevent Behavior/Emotional Disorders by Teaching Communication Skills

Moving Beyond ABA: How to do a Functional Analysis…

#Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! “In all my years of doing Functional Analysis and treating problem behavior, I have never once, not once, been thanked by a parent for effecting a long-lasting, socially relevant change. None of them have been able to tell me I long-term changed their children’s lives for the better” … More Moving Beyond ABA: How to do a Functional Analysis…

Beyond Mainstreaming, How to Best Expand the Horizons of Special Education Students

Ooh Ooh Ooh, They Finally Did It! I am not entirely sure if it is they finally did it or I finally did it for this post. I have been working this year as a half-time Resource teacher in one elementary school and as a half-time mainstreaming facilitator across two schools (actually, it was supposed … More Beyond Mainstreaming, How to Best Expand the Horizons of Special Education Students

Lack of valid outcome measures invalidates autism science…

Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! I have been waiting a while for a paper like this. Someone finally went and did a rather comprehensive analysis of outcome measures used in autism research. The evaluated whether or not the outcome measures were valid as endpoint targets for intervention studies. To give away the ending, … More Lack of valid outcome measures invalidates autism science…