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Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Johnny L. Matson
ISBN-10 1441900888
Release 2009-09-18
Pages 270
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Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners. Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas: Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs. Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies. The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning. Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals. Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems. ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs. This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.

Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a Child with Autism Author Shira Richman
ISBN-10 9781853029103
Release 2001
Pages 173
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Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Peter Sturmey
ISBN-10 UVA:X030103508
Release 2007
Pages 289
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Autism Spectrum Disorders has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Autism Spectrum Disorders also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Autism Spectrum Disorders book for free.

Language and Autism

Language and Autism Author Adrienne Fitzer
ISBN-10 1416403760
Release 2009
Pages 342
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This volume will provide the reader with a concise overview of applied behavioral interventions for language in people with autism spectrum disorders. It is an edited work consisting of 12 chapters organized into two broad sections. Part I deals with general aspects of language in people with ASD, such as the nature of language impairments, general approaches to language teaching, behavioral conceptions of language, and the evidence base for which approaches are effective. Part II addresses speci?c programmatic issues including particular intervention questions, such as how to teach speci?c functions (e.g., mands, tacts, intraverbals, and echoics); speci?c intervention methods (e.g., discrete- trial training, natural language paradigm, and incidental teaching); and intervening for problematic aspects of verbal behavior (e.g., prosody and maladaptive verbal behavior).

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Ramachandran SK
ISBN-10 9781504991834
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 216
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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Triumph over with Auyrveda and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) This book is intended for those who are involved as a parent or care taker in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders. This book may be useful to the psychology students, teachers, speech and behavior trainers and above all, the parents of children affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Now-a-days ABA is the prime management options for children affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ayurveda as add on therapy with ABA was found to very effective in bringing back autistic children to normalcy. Ayurveda may provide good results if tried earlier even without ABA. This book is not a treatment guide for Autism Spectrum Disorders but can be used to understand the way Ayurveda works to triumph over Autism.

Teaching Children with Autism

Teaching Children with Autism Author Reg Reynolds Ph.D. C.Psych.
ISBN-10 9781524549435
Release 2016-11-23
Pages 164
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Of the myriad of approaches to the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) has the most research support. It is not perfect, and its imperfection is highlighted by the inadequate training of many, if not most of its practitioners. Autism is a burgeoning conditionin some locations, it is estimated to affect one in every seventy-five childrenand the numbers of instructor-therapists required to meet their need for treatment is ensuring that many enter the field with inadequate training. Of course, lack of training is not unique to practitioners of ABA; the entire field is struggling to keep up to the demand for services. A related and perhaps as serious a problem is the narrowness of vision that most practitioners bring to the enterprise. ABA has been defined as the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior (Baer, Wolf, and Risley, 1968). Being based on the past hundred years of research into how learning works, ABA has universal applicationit can be applied to any developmental issue. Unfortunately, while any concept can be defined in behavioral terms, you only have to ask yourself, What will I use as an indicator of _______? It tends to get applied primarily to those developmental issues that are easiest to define in behavioral terms. On the other hand, most nonABA approaches have relatively little scientific support. This brief introduction to teaching children with autism is intended to serve as a primer for both instructor-therapists and parents alike. Hopefully, it will also move the field beyond the narrow focus that it has enjoyed for the past few decades.

The Parent s Guide to In Home ABA Programs

The Parent s Guide to In Home ABA Programs Author Elle Olivia Johnson
ISBN-10 9780857007254
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 128
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What is Applied Behavior Analysis? What will happen when an ABA therapist comes into my home? Most importantly, how can ABA help my child? This quick guide answers all of the common questions that parents have when beginning an in-home ABA program. ABA is an effective intervention for children with autism and other developmental disorders, but all of the data collection, reinforcement, and strange lingo can be confusing for parents who are not familiar with ABA therapy. Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty question and answer format addressing everything parents need to know from what a typical session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves. This book is an ideal introduction for parents to help them understand and get the most out of their child's ABA treatment. It will also be a useful resource for newly-qualified ABA therapists and for ABA agencies to use with clients.

Effective Programs for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder

Effective Programs for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Betty Fry Williams
ISBN-10 9781136994739
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 304
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Effective Programs for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorder is written for teachers, parents, and the many service providers who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Part one reviews the characteristics of ASD, summarizes major theories and research findings regarding cause(s) of ASD, and discusses the most popular treatment claims, examining each approach's scientific base and value. Part two provides an informative overview of applied behavior analysis, focusing on the principles of learning and basic procedures based upon those principles. These two parts provide a foundation for understanding the strategies implemented by the outstanding treatment programs described in Part three. The eight models described in Part three represent comprehensive, evidence-based programs for the treatment of persons with ASD, from infancy through adulthood. Programs reviewed include the Lovaas Institute, Koegel Center, Strategic Teaching and Reinforcement Systems (STARS), Project DATA, New England Children's Center, May Institute, Princeton Child Development Institute, and Judge Rotenberg Center. Strategies explained include intensive early behavioral intervention, Pivotal Response Training, verbal behavior, script fading, social stories, visual activity schedules, functional analysis, the Picture Exchange Communication System, and the Family-Teaching Model.

A Step by Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders Age 3 10

A Step by Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders  Age 3 10 Author Lindsay Hilsen
ISBN-10 9780857007759
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 384
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This curriculum uses the proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a way to monitor the progress of children on the autism spectrum and make sure they reach their full potential. It gives adults a clear outline on what to teach and how to teach it, in order to ensure children are reaching developmental goals at this crucial stage. The book's three sections, Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each include built-in data collection, which is reproduced on the accompanying CD so it can be printed off. All three sections cover ten pivotal areas of progress for this age group, including reading, writing, math, conversation and social skills. The Assessment section records the child's initial level of learning and then tracks their progress over time. The Curriculum section provides the lesson plans for the skills which need to be developed, and the Mastered section is a tool for checking that learnt skills are being retained over time. It is also possible to record whether the child has adapted to using the skills in a variety of settings. This curriculum provides everything that an adult working with a child with an autism spectrum disorder would need to ensure a thorough and appropriate ABA program for the young learner.

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Dianne Zager
ISBN-10 9781136946578
Release 2012-05-23
Pages 352
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Similar to a handbook in its comprehensive description of the theory and research supporting current practices in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, this interdisciplinary text shows how the existing knowledge base can be used to explore promising new possibilities related to the field’s many unanswered questions. Key features include the following: Comprehensive – This is the first book to consider the history and current state of autism as a field in transition, to cover its varied approaches and philosophies, and to describe the interventions used throughout the developmental cycle. Cross Disciplinary – Serving students with autism necessitates communication and collaboration among professionals from several disciplines as well as family members. The editors have, therefore, brought together divergent perspectives, theories and philosophies in order to demonstrate that scientific evidence, rather than educational orientation, must determine which practices should be selected for use in particular situations. Research Based – Whereas many existing texts advocate a particular type of treatment, this one recognizes that interventions must be selected and evaluated based on the scientific evidence of their effectiveness. Integrated Methodology –Chapter authors consider findings from studies that employed single-subject designs, experimental large-scale studies, and qualitative methodology. The inter-relatedness of therapies and disciplines will be highlighted throughout. Expertise – The volume editors are all highly visible researchers in autism and developmental disabilities. Likewise, each chapter is directed by a senior, highly accomplished author who is nationally recognized for his/her work in the topic being addressed. This book is appropriate for practicing professionals in education and psychology and for speech/language therapists and other clinicians. It is also suitable as a graduate level text in these fields.

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis Author Wayne W. Fisher
ISBN-10 9781609185039
Release 2011-07-06
Pages 544
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Describing the state of the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this comprehensive handbook provides detailed information about theory, research, and intervention. The contributors are leading ABA authorities who present best practices in behavioral assessment and demonstrate evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors. Conceptual, empirical, and procedural building blocks of ABA are reviewed and specific applications described in education, autism treatment, safety skills for children, and other areas. The volume also addresses crucial professional and ethical issues, making it a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.

Besieged by Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Besieged by Behavior Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Eric Shyman
ISBN-10 9780739193204
Release 2014-12-11
Pages 230
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This book addresses the dangers of focusing on single-mode approaches in educating individuals with autism spectrum disorders, especially behavior analytic approaches. Shyman presents a sound theoretical and practical argument for comprehensive approaches applying multiple methodologies useful for teachers, practitioners, students, and professors.

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

Bringing ABA to Home  School  and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities Author Debra Leach
ISBN-10 1598572407
Release 2012
Pages 186
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Use the proven ABA approach to support children from birth–5 with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. This practical, reader-friendly book gives you complete guidance on weaving ABA into everyday routines. 25 sample teaching plans incl

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Johnny L. Matson
ISBN-10 0080559808
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 446
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Autism spectrum disorder has received increasing research in recent years, with more information on assessment and treatment than can be readily assimilated from primary literature by clinicians. Clinical Assessment and Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders summarizes evidence-based assessments and intervention for Autism across the life-span, providing clinicians with a practical overview of how best to assess and treat this disorder. The book begins with a discussion of what warrants a determination of being "evidence based" and a description of the disorder from a life span perspective. The book also provides a chapter on differential diagnosis of autism relative to other disorders. What follows are separate sections on assessment and intervention. These chapters discuss first how to assess and then separately how to treat behavioral problems, communication and social skills issues, academic and vocational skills, and the use of pharmacology and an assessment of possible pharmacological effects. Intended for practitioners assessing and treating children with developmental delays, the book provides clinicians with best practices for assessing and treating delays associated with autism. Covers the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders Covers the lifespan Focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment

Understanding Children Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Understanding Children   Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders Author Renee (Rivki) Silverberg
ISBN-10 9781622127269
Release 2014-07-28
Pages 348
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Understanding Children & Families with Autism Spectrum Disorders provides an OBJECTIVE, informative, and helpful view of ASD. There is a great need for a book on autism spectrum disorder that provides OBJECTIVE information that will allow families and professionals to provide a high quality, pro-social life for children with ASD. The book discusses the various issues, developmental processes, possible therapies, DSM-IV-TR, the current DSM-5, and educational approaches.

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Encouraging Appropriate Behavior for Children on the Autism Spectrum Author Shira Richman
ISBN-10 1846420857
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 224
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Written in an accessible question-and-answer format for easy navigation, this book provides detailed, practical answers to the real questions asked by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). One hundred questions, organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away when in the supermarket to tips on how to stop him from spitting. Shira Richman outlines succinct behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behavior and help their child make progress with learning positive behavioral patterns. She also offers advice on how to recognise maladaptive behaviors and explains the reasoning behind taking a proactive approach with children on the autism spectrum. This book can be read cover to cover or used as a handy quick reference. It will be invaluable to parents of children with ASDs and the professionals working with them.

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers Author Katarzyna Chawarska
ISBN-10 9781606239704
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 348
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A review of the current science of identifying and treating autism spectrum disorders in young children examines research issues, approaches to assessment, and developmental, behavioral, and medical intervention models.