Working Collaboratively

This past week, I have had the pleasure of my colleague Kate, from ABA for Change in Adelaide, visiting for a few days. Kate is a BCBA in Adelaide, and wanted to spend some time with us to understand how best to support adolescents and adults using ABA. While the underlying principles are the same, no matter who you are supporting, it can be very different working with a 3 year old versus a 17 year old. What it comes down to, first and foremost, is remembering, who ever you are supporting, is a person, who has their own identity, thoughts, and feelings. Just relating to the person, learning about their interests, and spending time with them, can help develop the relationship, which makes it

Developing Great Readers

I've just finished up another week of delivering workshops on evidence-based literacy interventions. It's always great to do something a little different, and speak with passionate educators about the best way to get students - of all ages - reading. There's a lot of discussion around at the moment in regard to the best way to teach students to read, particularly struggling readers. It can be very tricky for teachers, as most pre-service teacher training university courses, don't provide a very comprehensive foundation in the essential skills needed for readers, and how to teach them. Fortunately, there is a lot of good information around that educators can use, to help them make informed de

Term 4 - Reflection and Celebration

As we all head into Term Four, it is a great opportunity to take a deep breath and look at the successes, and achievements, that have been made in this school year. Of course, it is also a time to look at what where improvements can be made for next year. Admittedly, it is often difficult to find the time to genuinely reflect on these as school gets busy with end of year activities; we are heading into the festive season and all the energy that brings, and of course there is still work and our usual commitments. We encourage you to carve out a little time this term though, maybe half an hour with a cup of tea, to make a list of the amazing progress your family has made this year. Your child

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