Have you wondered how to apply TAGteach in a group sports setting with special needs kids? Will it be too noisy for the learner to hear the tags? Will the learner be too distracted by everything else going on the room? How do you handle the reinforcers? Can you use TAGteach to manage behavior and social issues? Do coaches really think that kids taught with TAGteach learn better? Listen to this month's interview with a TAGteacher and watch the accompanying videos to get answers to these and more questions.
This month, Martha Gabler interviewed with Joey Iversen. Joey is a Level 2 TAGteacher with extensive experience from both ends of the tagger. Joey has trained several tennis coaches to use TAGteach with her instruction, because she wants to learn in the most efficient way possible. Joey has been working with a special needs tennis program and has successfully integrated TAGteach into the teaching protocols.
Martha had questions for Joey on the following topics:
Following the interview there is more fascinating discussion with Joey about the specifics of TAGteach application in the special needs tennis program and the benefits observed.
There was a question about the problems that new TAGteacher might encounter. We discussed ways to overcome these
We also discussed ways to apply TAGteach and how Martha applied it with her son.
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