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SELN Systematic Instruction Series with Teri Johnson

During the series, Teri Johnson explained how systematic instruction evolved in response to widely accepted and devastating beliefs and attitudes. With the adoption of systematic instructions, individuals with disabilities can improve job performance and increase their autonomy. Research has supported systematic instructive as an effective teaching tool that uses task analysis preparation, design, and strategies. Teri Johnson described each of these components using video, picture examples, stories, and hands-on exercises.

Session One: Preparing to Teach (2/1/2017)

Session 1 presentation slides
Systematic Instruction: The Key to Successful Employment
Task Analysis form example
Task Analysis blank form


Session Two: Teaching Strategies (3/1/2017)

Session 2 presentation slides


Session Three: Follow-Up (3/1/2017)

Session 3 presentation slides
Data collection incomplete form (exercise)
Data collection complete form (exercise)


Our Presenter

Teri Johnson

For the past 35 years, Teri’s passion and focus has been the development and support of quality employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She has extensive experience providing individualized technical assistance which includes: identifying strengths and preferences of individuals to guide job development; designing tasks and environments to accommodate learning styles; utilizing systematic instruction in teaching new and complex tasks; developing self-management strategies to increase and maintain independence; and troubleshooting performance issues including speed, accuracy and employability skills.

In addition, Teri teaches a certification program for Employment Consultants offered through Highline College in Washington State; provides staff training in employment and residential settings in multiple states; and is a trainer with the Project SEARCH Training Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.