The science of teaching has provided many effective tools. However, even the best planned lesson may not be effective- there are no perfect lessons. Therefore, students will make errors. We should aim to minimize the error rate but we should also have systematic plans in place when errors occur. We will briefly review some of the current literature regarding error correction (EC), which points to the importance of stimulus control and differential reinforcement. We will then discuss four specific types of EC and related them to specific types of lessons. First, we will consider one strategy for errors within discrete trial types of lessons. Then we will review two types of EC within sequential lessons. Finally, we will review potential strategies when shaping is our primary teaching strategy. With these strategies associated with specific lesson types, we should never be surprised when the next error occurs and should always have a reactive plan.    

About the Presenter

Andy Bondy
Dr. Andy Bondy is president and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. Dr. Bondy is an innovative leader in the field of autism and applied behavior analysis. He directed a statewide public school system for students with autism for fourteen years. He is co-author of the PECS Training Manual. He also wrote the Pyramid Approach to Education, a training manual that offers an integrated orientation to developing effective educational environments blending applied behavior analysis with functional activities and create communication strategies. Dr. Bondy received his MA and Ph.D. from the UNC Greensboro, and completed his clinical internship in 1976 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bondy has presented numerous papers, lectures and workshops in regional, national and international conferences and conventions on behavior analysis, PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education. He has remained active in research and writing, and continues to develop new and innovative methods of helping children with autism and related developmental disorders.

Course information

  • Title: Error Correction
  • Presenter: Andy Bondy Ph.D.
  • Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Customer Rating: (975)
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