We understand that students have different experiences with schooling. Learning Science is a cornerstone of our learning philosophy and will help us create positive learning environments for all students, regardless of diagnosis. Through the use of positive reinforcement and pinpointed analysis of skills, we can best support our students on their learning path.
A deeper look
This school was built for struggling learners, students with and without a diagnosed learning difference. The philosophy and techniques of Learning Science work for all types of students, not just those with learning differences. The practices are among the most effective and efficient practices currently available through educational research and science (Cooper, Heron, Heward, 2007; Trump et al, 2018).
Learning Science has a body of empirical evidence to support its use and has validated many techniques as evidence-based practices through extensive research. As mentioned, most people, including practitioners in the field, associate Behavior Science as a way to change the behaviors of students with autism. However, the focus of Learning Science is much broader and more comprehensive than this view. Coupled with the ethical code, seasoned practitioners understand both the advantages and limitations of its use (Ruiz & Roche, 2007). It is more than just a set of techniques or a certain procedure for instruction, including Discrete Trial Training. It is a philosophy and a way to solve problems. Learning Science is the perfect science to use in the education of all students because many things we do as humans can be classified as “behavior”. A behavior can have many definitions, but for our purposes, we propose that a behavior is anything that an organism does that changes the environment in any way. Therefore, a behavior could be reading a word on a page, picking up a pencil, or completing the steps to a math problem.