|Professional Development Series: An Introduction to Precision Teaching
|Sunday, May 30, 2010
|3:30 PM–4:20 PM
|Texas Ballroom Salon B (Grand Hyatt)
|Area: EDC/AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
|CE Instructor: Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.
|Chair: Kendra L. Rickard (University of Nevada, Reno)
|JENNIFER TESTA (Morningside Academy)
|KERRI K. MILYKO (University of Nevada, Reno)
|ALISON L. MOORS (Academy for Precision Learning)
|Abstract: Precision teaching (PT) is a subfield of behavior analysis that has at its core a measurement system. The standard celeration chart (SCC) is the hallmark of precision teaching, and through its use, discoveries of relationships between component behaviors and complex repertoires have been made. The most efficient and effective methods for establishing complex repertoires have also been discovered, and a truly functional definition of mastery has emerged. This symposium will include an overview of PT and the SCC, as well as discuss applications of PT in various settings with a variety of different learners and behaviors. The benefit of combining PT with other effective instructional techniques, such as Direct Instruction and Curriculum-Based Measurement, will also be discussed.