Us Learn - for Immediate Press Release
New Teaching Tool for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Empowers Parents, Educators
Toronto, Ontario – January 15, 2001 – The most widely
used teaching methodology for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
is now available as a self-paced learning program. Help Us
Learn has been developed to teach parents, educators, therapists,
service providers, family and friends how to use Applied Behavior
Analysis (‘ABA’) to teach their children. ABA is a teaching
methodology based on the Behavioral Psychology principles of positive
reinforcement, graduated prompting, repetition and teaching tasks
in very small (discrete) steps. The program is often done at home,
using students and other part-time workers as teachers. Studies show
that children receiving behavioral intervention generally achieve
who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder or PDD
(Pervasive Developmental Disorder) are often faced with long wait
lists for programs and services, or prohibitively expensive costs
for consultants in order to get a home or school-based education
program up and running. Some families live in locations that don’t
have access to any services at all. Because early intervention is
so critical, Help Us Learn provides parents and
teachers with the information and training that they need to understand
ABA, set up, run and manage a program right away.
Us Learn works with any curriculum and can be applied to
any age group.
was developed by Kathy Lear, a mother of a child with PDD who has
a background in Adult Training & Education, to address the need
for an affordable, effective and efficient way to train ABA teachers.
It is designed for families and educators who don’t have access
to an ABA Consultant or Psychologist, can’t afford one or
don’t want to wait to get started; and for families and educators
who are currently running an ABA program and need to train new ABA
teachers. "This is the program that I wish I had when we
were starting out. I couldn’t find it, so I developed it"
says Kathy Lear.
The three-piece Help Us Learn Program includes:
- The Training
Manual - designed for the people who will be working directly
with the child. It is a self-paced program with a combination
of information, exercises, case studies and role-plays designed
to provide a solid understanding of the ABA teaching methodology.
Ten chapters cover: Overview, Behavior, Reinforcement, Prompts,
Sd & Response, Role Play, Data Management & Analysis,
Behavioral Techniques, How to Set Up & Run a Photographic
Activity Schedule, and a Final Quiz.
- The Program
Manager’s Guide - designed to be used by the parent,
team-leader or coordinator – whoever will be hiring, training
and supervising a team of ABA teachers. It contains a 12-step
Program Implementation Plan, the Answer Key to the exercises in
the Training Manual, forms to assist with the hiring process,
and a comprehensive assortment of program management forms and
team management forms.
- The Forms
Disk - contains all of the hiring forms, program management
forms and team management forms. These can be altered to suit
the needs of each particular program or printed as-is.
Us Learn is located on the web at http://www.helpuslearn.com.
we train the teachers better, they can teach the children better"
Phone: (416) 932-8273
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