2019 MOABA Conference
Janice Smith, MA, BCBA, LBA
Fit Learning STL
About the Presenter
Janice Smith is the Director of Fit Learning St. Louis, Missouri’s first precision teaching lab. Prior to discovering the transformative outcomes possible with standard measurement, she worked as an area coordinator for Special School District of St. Louis County. During a ten-year residency in mid-Missouri she diversified her experience by providing behavioral support services in a university-based clinic setting, family homes, private schools, residential treatment placements, and day care centers.
Janice graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis before obtaining her master’s degree in behavioral science from the University of Nevada-Reno. A former foster parent, Janice served on the board of directors of Heart of Missouri CASA and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.
Friday November 15, 2019
The Transformative Power of Standard Measurement
Abstract: Ogden Lindsley said, “You have not accurately described a behavior until you have stated its frequency.” Precision teaching honors Skinner’s legacy by treating rate of response as the most important unit of measurement. Fit Learning, with Midwest locations in Missouri, Nebraska, and Illinois, combines precision teaching, direct instruction, relational frame theory, and ACT to achieve an average of 1-2 years of academic progress in 40-hours of instruction.
Founded in 1998, in Reno, Nevada, Fit Learning is the largest network of precision teaching labs in the world. The use of precise progress monitoring systems in combination with the principles of learning science have led to profoundly important discoveries about how to rapidly accelerate the learning abilities of any type of learner.
This presentation will introduce Fit Learning, precision teaching, and the power of standard measurement that makes transformative outcomes possible.