Episode 15 - Technology and Safety Skills Training

We all know that while behavioral skills training is a research-based method for training an individual to mastery, it can take a long time.  We all know that while training videos are super-fun, they have very little impact on promoting a skill to mastery.  This week we talk to Dr. Nick Vaneslow about how he mixed peanut butter and chocolate and used CBST and in situ training to teach young children safety skills.  The "C" is for computer.  Plus, Dr. Vaneslow tells us about his personalized cardboard cut-out, Diana learns gun-safety skills, Jackie discovers that there are more than four dangers in the world, and Rob begs everyone for a million dollars to create educational apps that save the best sound effects for choosing the wrong answers.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Vaneslow, N.R. & Hanley, G.P.  (2014).  An evaluation of computerized behavioral skills training to teach safety skills to young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 51-69.  doi:  10.1002/jaba.105

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A clip from Dr. Vanselow's CBST Safety Game

Samples from the Computer-based Behavioral Skills Training program in Vanselow and Hanley (2014). A computer program created in Adobe Flash CS4 and actionscript with no budget and a graduation deadline. Thanks again to the many actors in the stranger danger videos: Corey, Sandy, Lauren, Greg, Luke, Jess, and many others.

Thanks to Dr. Vaneslow for sharing these clips with us to prepare our audience for this week's episode.

Episode 15 Preview

We're all about using technology to improve teaching.  But is there really anything out there worth using? We'll be chatting with Dr. Nick Vanselow, creator of CEU Helper, about how he used computerized behavioral skills training to tackle the very important issues of teaching children abduction prevention and fire safety skills.  But first, we share technologies that we love to use to start off a new school year.  And, if you aren't watching our YouTube channel, you missed a fabulous singing intro.

Articles for next week:

Vanselow, N.R. & Hanley, G.P.  (2014).  An evaluation of computerized behavioral skills training to teach safety skills to young children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 51-69.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.105

Episode 15 Video Preview

We're all about using technology to improve teaching. But is there really anything out there worth using? We'll be chatting with Dr. Nick Vanselow, creator of CEU Helper, about how he used computerized behavioral skills training to tackle the very important issues of teaching children abduction prevention and fire safety skills.