Observing unique learners requires suspending any judgments or assumptions regarding their behaviors. Using this detective approach, the observer watches and learns before judging and criticizing. To become a nonjudgmental observer/detective, you must presuppose three important facts:

  • One: The unique learner is already equipped with the necessary sensory-motor abilities to be successful in adapting to the world around them.
  • Two: An innate drive exists in all of us leading to desirable, organized social behavior.
  • Three: Patterns are apparent in which behaviors and events either contribute to organized and coherent actions or they contribute to nonproductive incoherent or chaotic actions.

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