Autism and Special Education
Do you ever feel frustrated when your child makes the same mistakes or repeats the same disruptive behavior over and over?
Are you concerned that your child isn't making the progress you know they're capable of?
Do you worry about the future of your child if they don't start doing better in social and academic situations?
Are you confused and overwhelmed by the many and complex programs and therapies you hear or read about?
It doesn't need to be this way. You can learn to teach your child so that they learn and thrive. Your child will be happier and more confident when they know exactly what to do in every situation. You can learn to use TAGteach, an easy, effective method based on positive reinforcement to help your child in many ways.
TAGteach is a teaching and communication method based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). TAGteach enables extremely precise positive reinforcement of a behavior by using an acoustical signal to notify a child that he/she has done something correctly, at the precise moment he/she performs the behavior. The acoustical signal is a short, sharp sound made by a handheld device (the “tagger”). When the child performs the correct action, the parent/instructor immediately presses the button on the tagger and hands over a treat (candy, treat, token, praise, social recognition, or money) as a reinforcer.
TAGteach is particularly effective in teaching people with autism and other special needs, best said by those who use it...
Read an article by Martha Gabler, mother of a non-verbal child with autism, about her use of TAGteach to help her child and herself.
Read Martha's book: Chaos to Calm: Discovering Solutions to the Everyday Problems of Living With Autism.
Click here to read articles on our blog about TAGteach and autism.
Listen to an interview with TAGteach cofounder Theresa McKeon by R.Trent Codd, III, Ed.S. LPS on the blog BehaviorTherapist.com.
TAGteach offers workshops and consulting services to teachers and behavior consultants. We also offer an online course introduction to TAGteach as well as public seminars. Click here for a list of upcoming seminars.
Since 2004, TAGteach studies have been presented at behavior analysis conferences more than 40 times.
What Experts Have to Say About TAGteach:
"Can't describe the feeling when your daughter who avoids eye contact looks up at you whilst you're talking to her and holds your gaze. TAGteach and Chaos to Calm did that."
"TAGteach has an important future in the treatment of autism and other developmental delays."
"It could, and should, be the model for a new approach to assisting families, and will also be of much use to teachers and clinicians.”
“Effective interventions require thoughtfulness, innovation, and compassion. TAGteach is a robust intervention worthy of the children who need it."
“This will be a helpful tool for parents of children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum."
“Sound science and practical ideas... based on solid research.”
“I am on the Autism Spectrum. I’m both high and low functioning but have achieved a level of integration in ‘normal’ or neurotypical society because of my higher functioning attributes. It has been a difficult path to walk alone though. If TAGteach had been around when I was a kid I may have a had an even more successful, less frustrating, anxiety ridden childhood and been a higher achiever than I currently am.”