Teaching Good Learner Repertoires
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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... More > there.< Less
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Apr 14, 2014As a parent of a 19 year old son with autism, I highly recommend the book "Teaching Good Learner Repertoires by Steve Ward and Teresa Grimes". It is a must have for anyone dealing with behavioral problems. It breaks things down so simple, I wish I would have had this book years ago. It has helped me see some of the skills my son was missing, keeping him from making further progress. With the help of this book my sons behaviors have greatly improved. It has given me a path to making him a better learner and he is picking up things at a much faster pace. I've read plenty of books that tell me what goals to teach but this book has helped me teach my son to be a better learner so he can reach those goals.
Feb 8, 2014I recommend this book to anyone who wants to help children that currently have mild to profound behaviors negatively impacting their school, community, or home learning experiences. This book has allowed me to pinpoint children's strengths and weaknesses in order to remediate deficits and build upon their relative strengths so that children who are sometimes considered "difficult" or "problem" children become so much easier to teach. I have noticed a dramatic increase in children's ability to have smooth-flowing, positive learning experiences when adults use this book and the supplemental Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires to inform their instructional approach. This book is my go-to resource for children with behaviors that get in the way of their learning, growth, and development. It allows teachers, parents, therapists, and other professionals to systematically develop an individualized plan for children to become lifelong "good learners".
Dec 17, 2013Teaching Good Learner Repertoires by Steve Ward and Teresa Grimes is a must have resource for any parent or professional who works with people with autism or other developmental delays. It is written in a user friendly manner which also allows for individualization based on the learner's needs. The moving forward and backwards sections are particularly helpful in guiding the reader to make changes as necessary. As a parent of a child with autism, teaching my son to be a “good learner” has been critical to his success. Recently, we started with a new speech therapist. She comments weekly about the skills that allow him to do the hard work required to remediate significant articulation difficulties. He transitions well, works for long periods, stays focused, accepts being corrected, and perseveres. Without these skills we would not have been able to make the same level of progress. As a behavior analyst, I also use this book as a resource for my clients' programs. Working on “good... More > learner skills” including remaining calm and increased flexibility have made a significant difference in their lives and ability to function well in their homes and community. Most importantly, Teaching Good Learner Repertoires is a book that guides the parent and professional in a practical, easy to understand manner, that outlines the importance of teaching the necessary behavioral repertoires which are essential for learning. Whether a student is engaged in direct instruction or hanging out with their family, this book facilitates a students' ability to learn more efficiently from their natural environments. Karen Boyle MS Ed, BCBA< Less
Sep 15, 2013I was fortunate to be one of the reviewers of the book as it was being written. Throughout this process, I was consistently impressed with Steve’s unrelenting enthusiasm and interest in not only analyzing the myriad of challenges that arise in attempting to most effectively teach students, but also coming up with multiple practical suggestions to most effectively teach critical skills. As an experienced ABA therapist, I am extremely aware of how each child I work with is incredibly unique, in both their combination of skills across learning areas, and also behavioral barriers that must be addressed in order to maximize progress. This book comprehensively analyzes these combinations and provides a treasure trove of instructional and behavioral strategies to teach critical learning skills. It is a book to be most appreciated by those therapists who love their work, thrive to increase their repertoire of skills, who recognize the potential in each and every child they work with and... More > believe that there is always an answer to help each child maximize that potential. Art Bram MS Special Education< Less
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- Steve Ward (Standard Copyright License)
- first edition
- Steve Ward
- August 9, 2013
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 3.19 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 8.5 wide x 11 tall
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