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Tri-State Webinar: Errorless Teaching: A 4-Step Process to Increase Skill Acquisition and Decrease Problem Behaviors

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Errorless teaching is an effective teaching technique within the framework of applied behavior analysis (ABA), a scientifically valid methodology for education and behavior management (Simpson, 2016). ABA, when implemented with fidelity, is an evidence-based research practice for individuals with autism regardless of age (Ivy & Schreck, 2016). Errorless learning and backward chaining have proven to be valuable behavioral treatment procedures when teaching target skills (Jerome, Frantino, & Sturmey, 2007).

Learner Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Name and use the four steps in the errorless teaching procedure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the errorless teaching correction procedure.

  • Identify prompts and fading techniques for maximizing independence.

  • Determine types and schedules of reinforcement.

  • Select student skills appropriate for errorless teaching.

Presenter Information: 

Jessica Broderick, MSEd, CCC-SLP/L, ATP, is a dually-licensed speech-language pathologist and assistive technology specialist at ESU #13 in Scottsbluff, NE. Jessica earned her Masters Degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and her specialist certification in assistive technology from California State University. She works with public school students age birth-21 in a rural school district and students age 5-21 in a self-contained separate school location. Jessica is a member of the Western Region ASD Network team.

Ashley Meyer, MEd, BCBA, is the Western Region Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Network Coordinator for the Nebraska ASD Network. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her M.Ed. in Special Education, Consultation, and Collaboration with an emphasis in Autism from Arizona State University. She has taken post-graduate coursework in teaching methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and has over 10 years of experience with using errorless teaching, prompting and fading, and reinforcement to increase skill acquisition and decrease problem behaviors with very young learners through adults.

Certificate of Completion:

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  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Teaching Procedures.

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