A Case Statement for Behavior-onics
Woody Cummins, Ed.D.
Charlotte Green, Ed.D.
A child’s learning is generally dependent on three environments, the home, the school and the community. To date most of our resources have been directed toward the school and the community. In the last decade there has been a proliferation of pre-schools, day cares and other substitutes such as baby sitters, to allow for acceptable alternatives for parents. In most of these settings the focus has been almost exclusively on the children. And that focus has been generally positive for the children and research reflects these positive influences. The federal government realizes that engaging parents is an essential component in a successful school and allocates funds to schools and organizations to actively engage parents.
Even with these enhanced school and preschool experiences the children are in the home environment the majority of the time. Little effort or resources have been directed toward helping parents to provide their children with the intellectual and emotional experiences a higher functioning child needs and wants. Behavior-onics addresses this most critical situation through the use of tools and training. Behavior-onics is research based and just as importantly it strengthens the relationship of children and parents.