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SUMMARY

You'll get important information about how to teach without touching or physical prompting and how to offer choice and consent to your learners. Anne will talk about how being an animal trainer made her a better people teacher/trainer. She'll give a brief overview of the TAGteach approach and how TAGteachers employ the techniques of capturing, shaping and targeting. She'll give a comparison of typical methods used to teach people vs. animals to perform gross and fine motor skills and follow instructions. This talk will focus on how to get and shape behavior without touching or coercion.


TOPICS

Basic overview of the TAGteach roots and TAGteach Methodology 

How you can use shaping, targeting, and capturing with your learners

Why I use shaping, targeting, and capturing with my learners

Problems with physical prompting

Troubleshooting - Why don’t we use these tools with human learners?

Challenge



ABOUT ANNE

Anne holds a Masters degree in Applied Disability Studies from Brock University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is a member of the TAGteach Faculty and manages the certification assessment program for TAGteach International. Anne is a pioneer in the integration of TAGteach and precision teaching and was an invited speaker at the International Precision Teaching Conference in 2017 on this topic.

Anne has extensive experience training and teaching people. She is an NCCP Certified Level 2 gymnastics coach, a Level 1 coach for the Canadian Association of Disabled Snowsports and works as a behavior analyst serving both parents and children living with autism. She began her teaching career at age 11, as an assistant helping to teach adults to train their puppies.

Anne has extensive experience with clicker training several species of animals. She was a pioneer in the field of rabbit training. As a child she was a feature trainer in the award winning Clicker Puppy Training DVD. She was the recipient of the Innovation Award and Humane Trainer Award from the International Positive Dog Trainers Association in 2005.