Episode 18: What is Errorless Learning

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Episode Summary:

In this episode, we are talking about the concept of errorless learning. Errorless learning is a teaching method used in special education to ensure students always choose the correct response without experiencing errors.

The episode delves into why this method is beneficial for certain learners. Lisa discusses the advantages, how to fade this technique gradually, and suitable activities and settings for implementing errorless learning.

Episode Highlights:

  • Understanding Errorless Learning: Errorless learning ensures that students always select the correct response, bypassing the typical trial-and-error method that can lead to frustration for certain learners, especially those with autism or cognitive disabilities.
  • Benefits of Errorless Learning: The podcast highlights various advantages, such as increased confidence, improved attention span, reduction in negative behaviors, faster skill acquisition, and a more positive learning environment.
  • Fading Errorless Learning: Fading the errorless approach involves introducing distractions or incorrect choices gradually, starting with one distractor placed farther away but still visible to encourage the correct response from the learner.
  • Application of Errorless Learning: Errorless learning can be applied across different activities like file folder games, worksheets, task boxes, and adapted books. It’s suitable for students struggling with basic matching and sorting tasks, particularly those with severe cognitive disabilities, and can be used in small groups, one-on-one sessions, or independent learning centers within classrooms.

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