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can the Help Us Learn training program give me?
All of your worker/therapists learn the same thing, get the
same message, do the same practice exercises, read the same material,
so you get workers who finish the program being predictably consistent
in their knowledge and skill set.
with the stamp pad method is that the new therapists are so far
removed from the original training that they won`t have a basic understanding
of the underlying principles of ABA, and will be unable to make solid,
theory-consistent decisions. They won`t be able to problem solve because
they don`t know the "operating rules." And, they are likely to learn
and repeat the same mistakes that their "trainer" makes. Messages
get distorted just like in the game of broken telephone.
All the right material and information is covered EVERY TIME,
as opposed to the more traditional stamp pad method of
training. You know this. Its when you have your expensive expert
consultant train the initial therapist(s) and that therapist trains
the next therapist, who trains the next therapist... with the
initial information getting weaker and weaker.
You will have more control over the workers` learning process,
and the assumptions and attitudes that they are forming.
learning: All the information is covered in a logical, sequential
way, building learning and competency in an efficient, timely
format. It`s the best way to get the most information to stick
in the shortest amount of time.
effectiveness: Consultants are expensive. At $75 to $100
an hour, it can cost up to $2,500 for three days of training (not
including possible transportation and accommodation costs), vs.
$99 for the Help Us Learn program. Some people like to
use their consultant for the initial team training, but it can
be prohibitive to bring your consultant back every time you have
to train a replacement worker. I like to put my workers through
the training and 3 - 6 weeks of on-line experience before I bring
my consultant in to evaluate them and give developmental feedback.
The program works equally well as a facilitated seminar lead
by you or a team leader or teacher, or as a self-paced study course
that can be done alone. It can be scheduled to do all at once,
which takes about three days, or spaced out over a longer period
of time (I like to do mornings as study and afternoons as practical
observation and practice). It doesn`t have to be done "on-site", workers can take it home and complete it. You could even ask
them to do it on their own time.
material: It`s a great reference resource that each therapist
can keep to refer to. (Have them return it if they leave!)
format: The program is filled with practical exercises, knowledge
quizzes, role-plays, observational exercises, and guided discussions.
Having well trained therapists
is as critical to the success of your program
to understand: The program is written in a style that makes
it accessible to all of the people that you would want to include;
grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers, friends, camp counselors,
etc. Even if these people are not actively teaching your curriculum,
they will be able to contribute to your child`s development when
they understand the most effective way to interact, whether it
is through play, short verbal exchanges, or responding to your
child`s verbal or non-verbal requests.
as having a great, balanced state-of-the-art
Who needs this program?
Parents or Educators just starting, or thinking about starting a home
or school ABA program
- Do you live
in a place with no access to consultants?
- Are you on
a wait-list for services?
- Do you want
to start now?
- Do you have
a consultant that has to fly in from another city to train workers?
- Do you want
to save money on training costs?
- Are you hiring
your first team of workers? Do you want to get them up to speed
- Do you want
to take an active role in managing your child's program?
Parents or Educators
currently running an ABA program at home or at school
- Are you training
a replacement worker?
- Do all of
your worker/therapists understand WHY they are doing what they
- Would you
rather save expensive Consultant fees for assessments, curriculum
updating or school meetings?
- Does the
school understand how to manage or support your program?
- Do all of
the important people in your child's life understand and support
what you are doing? Teachers, grandparents, aunts & uncles,
babysitters, friends, camp counselors, doctors
- Speech &
- Autism Consultants
- Nursery School
friends of a child with autism. Students who want to work with children
with special needs.
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