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Direct Instruction? What’s that? Even though we are best known for helping students overcome their challenging behavior, a heavy focus of Lodestone Academy is teaching. Some of our students are on standard diploma tracks, we utilize a teaching method known as Direct Instruction (DI). DI is a science-based method to teach students through clear, concise […]
A few weeks ago (October 1st through October 3rd) the 35th annual meeting of The Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) was held. FABA hosts an excellent conference each year showcasing some of the latest research and effective intervention in the field of behavior analysis. As part of our ongoing professional development several Lodestone staff […]
A couple weeks ago, we discussed the function of token systems and how those can be transitioned to “buck systems.” However, with some students, token systems might not be a good choice. For example, it may take too long for students to contact their rewards using a token board. Additionally, a student may not yet […]
Lodestone Academy is private ABA school located in central Florida specializing in Autism Spectrum disorder, Conduct Disorders, and other related disorders. The Journey Finding the right place for your child’s education can be a difficult and painstaking process. You spend the time and energy to research, visit, and find the perfect fit for your child. […]
Our first topic will be about token systems and their variations. This is on our minds because we just had some students graduate to more advanced forms of reinforcement and reward for learning. Why token systems are effective One goal in behavior analysis is to help students learn about delayed gratification, and the importance of […]
As we finish our first week, I want to take a moment to reflect on this summer, and describe the vision for Lodestone in the upcoming school year. Two years ago, Lodestone began in converted warehouse building on Bumby with one student. We have since moved, and grown into a space with three separate buildings […]