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TAGteach delivers the right “balance”

TAGteach has 4 protocols for giving children success (appropriate demands and high reinforcement) right away.

  1. Teaching always starts at the “point of success,” something the child can already do.
  2. Tasks are broken down into the smallest possible physical movements that the child can achieve.
  3. TAGteach delivers precise, split-second reinforcement at the moment the child performs the task
  4. Teaching stops before the child becomes fatigued.

TAGteach stands for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. TAGteach is a teaching and communication method based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). autism help, tagteach, aba, positive reinforcement

How does TAGteach work?

 

TAGteach combines positive reinforcement with an event marker to tell a child that she has done something correctly. The event marker is a click sound made by a handheld device (the tagger). When the child performs the correct action, the parent/instructor immediately presses the button on the tagger and hands over a treat (candy, treat, token, praise, social recognition, or money) as a reinforcer. This results in the correct action occurring more often and for longer periods of time. TAGteach delivers the right balance of demand and reinforcement to children. With time and practice, children can learn many new skills with TAGteach, and learn them with joy.

What is TAGteach

TAGteach stands for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. TAGteach is a teaching and communication method based on the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

TAGteach enables extremely precise positive reinforcement of behavior by using an acoustical signal to “mark” the behavior – at the precise moment the child performs the behavior! The acoustical signal is a short, sharp sound made by a handheld device (the “tagger”). When the child performs the correct action, the parent/instructor immediately presses the button on the tagger and hands over a treat (candy, treat, token, praise, social recognition, or money) as a reinforcer.

With TAGteach, it is easy to reinforce behaviors precisely and quickly. The immediate, accurate feedback and positive reinforcement result in the child performing the correct action more often, and for longer periods of time. With immediate feedback and learning tasks broken down into small steps, children can learn many new skills with TAGteach — at their own pace.
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For more information, see the TAGteach International website.

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Martha Gabler

Autism parent. Director, Kids' Learning Workshop LLC. Author of Chaos to Calm: Discovering Solutions to the Everyday Problems of Living with Autism.

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