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Learn to design instructional programming for neurodivergent learners

We are thrilled to finally offer a training program for Instructional Design!

Our next cohort will run from Feb 1 - May 31, 2023.


@ 12:30-2pm EST / 9:30-11am PST

or 7:30-9pm EST / 4:30-6pm PST.

  • The best way to learn this advanced skillset is with tons of models/examples, lots of practice, and ongoing hands-on coaching.

  • This program includes online training and live virtual intensive coaching.

  • Prepare to allocate 1-2 hours for online learning and projects per week in addition to the live coaching sessions

Instructional Design Accelerator

This program is for supervisors and clinicians responsible for treatment planning, goal selection, and instructional programming.

  • Learn a top-down approach to designing instructional programming for learners with complex needs.

  • Master Tiemann & Markle's Instructional Design Process, and use it to program for different types of learning.

  • Walk away with a complete program for one of your learners, including:

    • a component-composite analysis,​

    • instructional sequencing for each skill selected

    • instructional materials for all instructional skills/goals, and

    • various instructional strategies to ensure your learners meet outcomes.

Est. 30+ Learning CEUs

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A comprehensive approach to designing instruction

The Instructional design process is complex and requires an advanced analytical repertoire on the part of the designer.


We start this process from the top at intake with our clients.


Throughout this process, one step leads to the next in order to build a comprehensive individualized program to meet learner needs.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Analysis is the foundation of this process.


Every step provides an opportunity to look closely at the content to understand how our learners respond and what steps to take next. Given that analysis is embedded within every step of the process, decisions can and SHOULD be made at every step of the process.

Those decisions will lead us back to the drawing board, or to previous steps.


It is an iterative process. 


The analysis involved provides us with new information and an opportunity to change so that we can continually make effective and efficient change in our clients’ lives.

Program Elements

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Component Analysis

Discriminate between tool (element), component, and composite skills

Learning Types Analysis

Discriminate between skills and repertoire, and identify which type of learning best fits a skill selected for teaching.

Instructional Sequencing

  • Create individualized sequences of instruction for various learning programs using critical and variable instructional features.

Skill Selection

  • Select appropriate skills to teach based on component/composite relationships

Procedure Selection

  • Match teaching procedures to the type of learning addressed in each instructional program.

Problem Solving

  • Identify learning problems based on data patterns and performance analysis, and propose appropriate solutions.

Meet The Team


Liz Lefebre


20 years clinical experience

Design expertise: 

early to advanced language

intensive skill analysis

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Ali McManus


15 years clinical experience

Design expertise:

community-based instruction

self-advocacy skills


Amy Evans


14 years clinical experience


Design expertise:

academic curriculum

fluency-based instruction

Our Story and Our Why

This is NOT an online course

This is an intensive training program to develop your skills and prepare you to design better instruction. We have designed  a series of online courses paired with live coaching sessions that will be highly interactive so that we can maximize opportunities for learning and feedback. In addition, to provide the best possible experience for all of our learners we are dedicating the time and expertise of three highly experienced designers to provide live coaching during sessions and review your work products between sessions.

Success in achieving the ambitious goals we have for you in this program will require live attendance and full, distraction-free participation. In the business world, opportunities to upskill are provided via coding bootcamps - we see this as a similar experience, but for teachers and behavior analysts! 

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