ABA Detox, Part 4

9 May


This is part 4 of a lecture I gave at the Rebecca School in which I talked about the detox from applied behavior analytic treatment. The difficulty thinking that we see in kids is the side effect of a commonly applied treatment. Behavioral, memory based education, for any kid, causes trouble thinking. This is why the Common Core Standards are causing such troubles. They are thinking based standards, and are in fact what we need to teach, but our entire education system, for kids neurotypical, and neurodiverse, has been wrong-headedly memory and behaviorally based. ABA treatment causes problems for kids who get it, and this lecture, with my Pop Corn Treatment suggestion, talks about one way in which we try to help kids find their thinking selves.

2 Responses to “ABA Detox, Part 4”

  1. Daria in Toronto May 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Brilliant! Not only is the strategy helpful for aiding the kids, but your imagery will help me remember vividly this strategy. Thank you!

    • Gil Tippy May 10, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks Daria. I’m going to have a big picture of me holding a bowl of popcorn on the cover of my next book!

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