Precision Teaching (PT), and the Standard Celeration Charting that goes along with it, is an area of Behavior Analysis that I've never really understood. In fairness, I never really took the time to learn it either.
That said, since the inception of this podcast, I have had numerous emails from listeners asking me to interview Rick Kubina on this very topic. For various reasons that I describe in our interview, I was
scared reluctant to do so, but I'm so glad that Rick and I finally carved out time to record this show.
In this episode, Rick covers the basics of PT, why the Standard Celeration Chart is a superior measurement tool, and answers numerous listener questions. Throughout our conversation, we mentioned a few articles and other resources, which can be found here:
- Rick's YouTube channel, which has some nice primers on the SCC
- The Chartlytics website and YouTube channel
- The Precision Teaching Book, by Kubina & Yurich (2012)
- The Standard Celeration Society's website and Facebook page
- A cool study (Datchuk & Kubina, 2017) on using these strategies for improving sentence writing
- Kubina et al. (2015). A Critical Review of Line Graphs in Behavior Analytic Journals
So when you listen to this episode, you'll hear me profess my ignorance on all things PT. However, I will be taking action to remediate this by attending Rick's 2-day PT workshop that's coming up in Las Vegas. Rick, and the company he co-founded, Chartlytics, also have workshops that are coming up in Miami and Pittsburg, with more to be scheduled.
If you are interested in diving into PT like I am, but can't get away to attend one of Rick's workshops, the folks at Chartlytics have put together a comprehensive online learning package that includes 30 hours of instruction, the Kubina & Yurich textbook, and a very special bonus that you'll have to see to appreciate. To sweeten the deal, they are offering a huge discount for listeners of The Behavioral Observations Podcast. Want to learn more?