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New PCM Instructor Certification Course added!



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Exciting New Book! Adventures In Special Education

This book is intended to assist behavior analysts, special educators, and other professionals in their treatment of persons with disabilities who exhibit behavior problems in classroom settings. If you’re trying to understand behavior so that you can figure out 1) how you can behave differently, 2) how to change the environment, and 3)how to pick skills to teach, then this book is for you. The book contains 45 minutes of video of Dr. Winston as he introduces each chapter and there is also a bonus embedded PowerPoint presentation on how to reduce/eliminate restraint use.

"Dr. Winston’s book is a great read for all parents, educators and anyone who deals with students with behavioral challenges, whether they have disabilities or no labels at all. The real life examples were both humorous and thought provoking. I believe this book will make a big change in how we all look at labels, reinforcement, and many other things that affect how we treat and educate children. It will make us better practitioners, parents and educators. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to use it for training my own staff.”

- Patty Corrigan


Testimonials
"We are an independently owned facility that provides behavioral programming for adults and children with challenging behaviors. When we started the program 4 years ago we looked for a method of data collection that would be cost effective, would give us options in the data presentation, and would decrease the amount of time we had to spend in data analysis or data entry. Several systems did not meet our three points of criterion; cost effective, user friendly and allow us different options in the data presentation. When we reviewed the CARES system, it fulfilled all three requirements. Since we have started using the system we have been extremely pleased with the service and the program. Whenever we have issues or questions they have been readily available and have always returned our calls within 24 hours. They have made adjustments to the program based on our feedback and we have yet to present them with a request that they could not accommodate or present us with a viable alternative. Based on the level of service and competence we would strongly recommend PCMA software solutions to any behavioral facility."

Richard J Thomson
MA, BCBA




"Since adopting PCM we have seen a steady decline in the number of times per month that we have to physically control any of our residents... Our reisdents are learning to regain self control quicker... The use of PCM has resulted in fewer staff injuries and fewer resident to resident injuries. There have been no injuries to residents as a result of PCM procedures... If you want positive and rapid results, this is where to go for help."

Brian H. Jacobson
Senior Behavior Analyst/Ph.D., BCBA