A Model for Education: Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching

This course prepares participants to teach fundamental literacy skills to students (children or adults) on the autism spectrum and individuals at risk of school failure.


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The Maloney Method combines five behavioral approaches first synthesized by Michael Maloney, and Eric and Elizabeth Haughton beginning 45 years ago in Belleville. Ontario, Canada. 

The Maloney Method was created as a method of learning objectives, student management, direct Instruction, measurement and practice. It has been successfully implemented to teach more than 100,000 students at-risk of school failure over the past five decades. It has been used with a wide spectrum of students despite their condition, age, labels and deficits and is quickly and easily learned, especially for those with a behavioral background. 

A Model for Education: Behavior Analysis, Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching

April 1, 2019 - June 24, 2019

The course is offered synchronously online as a series of six course modules over a 12 week period. Each presentation is followed by a synchronous lab section (one hour minimum) with Michael Maloney. The course modules, taken together, constitute training in the six components of the Maloney Method instructional model for behavioral teaching. Courses are available as a complete series presented in a specific order so that the registrants and their charges receive all the components of the behavioral model in an easily applied order. Lessons, worksheets, hands-on projects and data-based case studies are included as part of the presentations and labs.

The course is eligible for 12 BACB Type II CEUs.


Location: Online
Tuition: $399.00 Register Now

About the Instructor: Michael Maloney is an educator, researcher, writer and speaker with more than 50 years of hands-on experience in both the private and public education sectors. He has used this experience to pursue his dream of sharing his highly effective teaching methods with people around the world. With 40 years of teaching experience and 34 books to his credit, Michael Maloney was also named Canada's Literacy Education of the year in 2001.

About the Co-Instructor: Amy Michaelis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, certified Special Education Teacher and doctoral student at UWF. She has over a decade of experience helping students with special needs and developing her passion for effective teaching and programming. Her experience includes providing in-home and center-based ABA services. Amy currently works in the public school system designing appropriate curriculum and programing for students with special needs and providing teacher training and consultation on effective teaching strategies. Her research interests include direct instruction, verbal behavior, precision teaching, dyslexia, learning disabilities, autism and school-based behavioral supports.