Self & Match System

Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention
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    Jamie Salter and Dr. Katie Croce with Dr. Saul Axelrod

  • The Self & Match Manual: Foreword by Saul Axelrod

    You are about to take a pleasant journey – one that begins with scientific research, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and ends with the practical skills that can enable you to be a more effective and fulfilled educator/practitioner. With their unique system, Self & Match, Jamie Salter and Katharine Croce provide educators/practitioners with a roadmap for managing their classrooms in an effective and compassionate manner…-Saul Axelrod, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Temple University

    Dr. Saul Axelrod has been a key figure in the behavior analytic community for over 40 years. We are overjoyed that Dr. Axelrod has penned the forward for The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention.

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  • The Self & Match System for children and young adults

    The Self & Match System is a behavioral intervention that encourages a collaborative approach to promoting systematic behavioral success for children and young adults using self-monitoring with a match component.   Self & Match has been implemented internationally across a variety of settings including: special and general education; home; camp; clinic; public, private, and parochial schools; post-secondary education; and sports programs. 

    • Incorporated into individualized behavior systems, class-wide, &/o school-wide management procedures as a part of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports.

    • Encourages collaborative approach to promoting systematic behavioral success for children & young adults by using self-monitoring with a match component.  

    • Individually developed using a comprehensive considerations guide

    • Inexpensive, data-based, & interactive

    • Firmly grounded in principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.  

  • Self & Match System is a self-monitoring intervention and motivational system.
    • Systematic Planning is a Must!

      The Self & Match system incorporates a thorough Considerations Guide to implement PRIOR to beginning the intervention.

    • No One is Perfect! Aim for Progress!

      We advocate meeting the learner where they are at and then utilizing Self & Match to help shape their progress.

    • Considering Function Leads to a Higher Success Rate

      Linking interventions and rewards to the behavioral function(s) leads to higher success.

    • Intervention Changes as Student Behavior Changes

      This intervention will evolve and advance with the student as progress is made.

  • Student Benefits of

    The Self & Match System

      • Promotes perspective taking
      • Gives students “ownership” and an active role in their behavior change
      • Promotes honesty
      • Promotes positive interactions among students and adults
      • Teaches students to accept “No”
      • Individually matches reinforcement to function of behavior
      • Children with disabilities (and without disabilities) often thrive with clear expectations and visual cues
      • Avoids reinforcing the behavior at the moment of inappropriate behavior
      • Teaches children examples and non-examples of behavior and teaches expected/unexpected behaviors (green/red choices)
      • Allows for some mistakes/”Aims for progress not perfection”
      • Teaches appropriate replacement behaviors/All questions are phrased positively/clearly state what’s expected
  • Teacher Benefits of

    The Self & Match System

      • Gives teacher “ownership” of the system
      • Collaborative
      • Incorporates current classroom management strategies
      • Uses “Considerations” Guide to identify individual student/class needs and incorporates teacher’s input which leads to higher likelihood of treatment fidelity
      • Takes 60 seconds or less to check-in
      • Hands-on and Interactive
      • Helps instructional staff by taking “arguing out of the equation”/less subjective
      • Same expectations across staff and environments
      • Relationship building between students and adults/Schedule of Praise
      • Data is inherent in system/easy for progress monitoring and data-based decisions
      • Decreases time spent correcting behavior/reprimanding & Increasing instructional time
      • Allows for individualization within a class-wide system
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