Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 2: Utopia as an Experimental Culture. Quote 7

“An important point is that effective contingencies need to be programmed—that is, they are effective only when a person has passed through a series of intermediate contingencies.” (pp. 39-40) Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook Vicci Tucci – An example would be, leaning a schedule of reinforcement which passes through a series of…

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

Shared by San Andreas Regional Center via Facebook – “A new study is providing a glimpse into the daily lives of adults with autism as they hit their 30s and 40s, a time period that’s traditionally received little attention from researchers looking at the developmental disorder.” Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows by…

Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 1: The Role of the Environment. Quote 29

“… when a craftsman spends a week in completing a given object, each of the parts produced during the week is likely to be automatically reinforcing because of its place in the completed object.” (p. 18) Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook Vicci Tucci – The educational community’s language for Automatic Reinforcement is…

Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 1: The Role of the Environment. Quote 25

“Teaching is the arrangement of contingencies of reinforcement which expedite learning . . . Programmed instruction is a technique taken directly from the operant laboratory, and it is designed to maximize the reinforcement associated with successful control of the environment . . . An equally important advance is the arrangement of contingencies of reinforcement in…

Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 1: The Role of the Environment. Quote 22

“A culture is not the behavior of the people “living in it”; it is the “it” in which they live—the contingencies of social reinforcement which generate and sustain their behavior.” (p. 13) Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook Vicci Tucci – I consider a Learning Environment as an “it” given that the Learner’s…

Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 1: The Role of the Environment. Quote 18

“A language is not the words or sentences “spoken in it”; it is the “it” in which they are spoken—the practices of the verbal community which shape and maintain the behavior of speakers.” (p. 12) Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook Vicci Tucci – Pay close attention to every word…

South County Conference hosted by the Parent Group, “Chuparrosa”

This conference was held in Spanish and English for parents and families of children with disabilities and/or special needs.  The objective was for parents to participate in the different workshops that would provide them with educational, medical and legal information about the services and rights of their children with different abilities. “The event was awesome! …

Contingencies of Reinforcement. Chapter 1: The Role of the Environment. Quote 8

“An adequate formulation of the interaction between an organism and its environment must always specify three things: (1) the occasion upon which a response occurs, (2) the response itself, and (3) the reinforcing consequences. The interrelationships among them are the “contingencies of reinforcement.” (p. 7) Shared by Skinner’s Quote of the Day and Burrhus Frederic Skinner via Facebook Vicci…

Shenandoah County Public Schools’ LIFE Program in VA receives National Recognition.

In addition, the LIFE Program is the recipient of the first annual CLM (Competent Learner Model) Inspired Implementation Innovation Award. Heather Miller, first teacher of the LIFE Program, Central’s principal Melissa Hensley, and current LIFE teacher Kayten Stoop, were presented the award at the Competent Learner Model Conference on October 26, 2017, in Harrisburg, PA.…