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The Impact of the Competent Learner Model at the Vista School

Vista Research and Publications

Kirsten Yurich, Emily Strausbaugh, Dana Cihelkova, & Dan Hursh
Presented at the National Autism Conference in July 2013

The Competent Learner Model (CLM) has been demonstrated to produce gains for individuals with autism. This presentation provides examples of the evaluation of outcomes for individuals at The Vista School implementing the CLM. This current research also covers the use of structured annual progress monitoring and single-case research to identify effective treatments for individuals and systematically replicate the treatments to isolate the features essential to effectiveness. This process can lead to sets of practices that together form effective treatment programs.

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