Train Like A Boss (Behavior Analyst)
When teaching individuals with Autism or other developmental disabilities, effective ABA practitioners use a variety of proven instructional methods. Typically, these include a combination of direct instruction using discrete trial teaching strategies, and naturalistic teaching tactics, such as incidental teaching. Prompts are used, models are provided, and learners are given immediate feedback on their performance and reinforcement when appropriate. Movement within a program is then based on mastery of specific objectives. It is a well-proven, evidence-based method of instruction! Why don’t we all use these very same principals when teaching or training new hires? Here are three critical components to include in your training programs.