Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities

Author: Debra Leach Ed.D., BCBA; Foreword Authors: Travis Thompson Ph.D., R. A. McWilliam Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 200 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598572407
Price: $29.95

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Description

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is one of the most effective interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. Now you can bring ABA best practices into any early childhood setting with this book—your complete guide to using ABA within everyday routines to support childrens learning, participation, and development.

Ideal for use with children birth to five, this practical, reader-friendly guidebook is the first to combine ABA with natural environment intervention, the widely used, research-supported approach to meeting the needs of children with disabilities. Youll learn the fundamental principles and research behind ABA and natural environment intervention, and youll get one clear and practical framework for

  • conducting effective assessment of behavior, skills, routines, and caregiver priorities
  • setting meaningful goals that increase the childs active participation in routines
  • addressing the goals with tailored ABA teaching procedures
  • creating powerful intervention plans that support children in specific developmental domains and routines
  • selecting an appropriate data collection method
  • monitoring progress toward goals and making adjustments as needed
  • ensuring consistent implementation of ABA interventions
  • coaching other professionals and caregivers in the ABA approach

To get you started with ABA, the book gives you 25 sample teaching plans that strengthen communication, social interaction, positive behavior, independent play and daily living skills, cognitive skills, and participation in everyday routines. Vivid, realistic case studies of diverse children walk you through the ABA process from start to finish. And with the blank forms and data sheets, youll easily assess childrens skills and participation and monitor their progress toward goals.

With this comprehensive guide to a proven intervention approach, youll help young children with ASD and other disabilities make lasting improvements and participate fully at home, at school, and in their community.


Reviews

Review: California Bookwatch, Education Shelf
“Packed with exercises that can help young children with disabilities make lasting social improvements and is a top pick for any education collection strong in disabilities management.”
Review by: Mary Weiss, Director, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Program & Professor, Endicott College, MA
“Fills a gap in the implementation literature . . . The author has taken great care to decipher the maze of the treatment options world.”
Review by: Lynn Koegel, Clinical Director, Koegel Autism Center; Director, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Asperger Research, University of California, Santa Barbara
“A comprehensive and practical guide to many important intervention issues . . . both positive and informative, with recommendations that will help a child with autism reach his or her potential.”
Review by: Mary Noonan, Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Hawaii
“Too often behavioral interventions for young children with autism are implemented in isolated and artificial situations that result in a child's failure to acquire new skills. This book provides the much-needed framework for how to implement these proven methods in inclusive settings to promote generalization.”

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Natural Environment Intervention
  2. Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis
  3. Assessment for Planning ABA Interventions in the Natural Environment
  4. Goal Setting for ABA Interventions inthe Natural Environment
  5. Developing Teaching Procedures for ABA Interventions in the Natural Environment
  6. Data Collection and Analysis
  7. Putting It All Together
  8. References
  9. Readers Guide

Appendix A: Sample Communication Skills Teaching Plans
Appendix B: Sample Social Interaction Skills Teaching Plans
Appendix C: Sample Independent Play and Daily Living Skills Teaching Plans
Appendix D: Sample Cognitive Skills Teaching Plans
Appendix E: Sample Positive Behaviors Teaching Plans
Appendix F: Sample Intervention Plans for Targeted Routines
Appendix G: Blank Forms for Assessment, Goal Setting, and Data Collection

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