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1) A “deep understanding” is developed by taking time to understand the relationship between a learners abilities and interests and the environments in which they live. Assessment should be ongoing and personalized.

2) It is preferable to create multi-dimensional programs that address objectives across a variety of learning channels while accounting for motivation.

3) The teachers (e.g. school personnel, therapists, family members) best serve their learners needs by understanding how and why interventions work. This helps teachers maintain broad perspective and develop into problem-solvers.

4) Instruction should foster intrinsic motivation and develop foundational repertoires that facilitate the acquisition of future objectives.

5) Procedures used to address one behavior are likely to affect other repertoires. We are rarely actually treating a single behavior, but are always treating the “whole child”.

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An “advanced learner” is someone who is usually cooperative across a variety of contexts, usually tolerates brief delays, denials, and corrections, and is at least beginning to develop independent task completion. He may have worked through much of the programming provided in Teaching Good Learner Repertoires (Ward, 2013), and is now ready for the next step. The current book guides teachers in strategies to: establish functional independence; improve spontaneity; expand upon contexts in which the student cooperates with teacher expectations; strengthen self-calming; maximize the benefits of inclusive education, and more.


Teaching Good Learner Repertoires is a “how to” book that will guide you to make your student easy to teach. Steve Ward, MA, BCBA and Terry Grimes, MS, BCBA bring decades of experience to this follow-up to the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires. Good learner repertoires go well beyond typical “replacement” behaviors and most typically developing individuals acquire them with no formal teaching. Reading through the book you will quickly realize the staggering number of skills that we take for granted that may have to be specifically taught for learners to move forward academically and behaviorally. Teaching Good Learner Repertoires provides clear scripts for teaching these foundational skills, but also provides analyses, data recommendations, and “Dimension Grids”, that will turn you into an analyst, capable of identifying the most relevant current priorities for your student, seeing where the instruction is going, and problem-solving how to get there.

Description: "What You Need to Know about Motivation and Teaching Games: An in-depth analysis" is essential for anyone working with learners with social delays, including learners with Autism. This book dedicates significant attention to learner motivation, the ability of teachers to establish learner motivation, and, most importantly, the ability of teachers to identify whether their learners are interested. This book describes the philosophical underpinnings of various methods for teaching learners to enjoy playing games, and does so in a way that creates thoughtful, creative teachers. Further, this book provides scripts for teaching 12 specific games. For each game, the author describes: why the game is valuable, prerequisites, a basic instructional protocol, finer points, variations, and data. An emphasis is placed, throughout this book, on teacher responsiveness to student performance. Teachers will learn how to help their students actually enjoy playing games.

Description: A "good learner" is someone who readily responds to instruction in a wide variety of situations. These learners can easily learn from the natural environment and inclusive settings. "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" covers 139 items that assess the ease with which a learner can be taught. These items are separated into 10 categories: Behavioral Excesses, Behavioral Supports, Resilience and Regulation, Readiness, Perseverance and Focus, Flexibility, Consequences, Preferences for Learning Channels, Spontaneity, and Potential to Benefit from Inclusion. "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" will help teachers and parents identify ways in which they can improve the efficiency of their instruction. Every learner's programming can benefit from consideration of the items contained in "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires."

Disponible en Español: El Inventario de Repertorios para el Buen Estudiante
By Steve Ward  -  Click HERE to purchase (Haga clic aquí para comprar).

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Introduction to Social Behavior
Advanced Social Behavior
Problem Behavior
Introduction to Verbal Behavior
Advanced Verbal Behavior
Introduction to Precision Teaching
ABA for Older Kids
Teaching Games

Developing Good Learners
Task as Reinforcer

Problem Solving
Healthy Manding


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