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ABA - Applied Behaviour Analysis|
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a field of psychology that focuses on intensive behavioural intervention for children with autism. Three decades of research and practice of Teaching Techniques based on ABA have been shown to significantly improve the abilities of children with autism to learn and develop.
Teaching Playskills : To children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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This practical, comprehesive guide encompasses many elements of play and how they can be incorporated into the lives of children with developmental delays. The guide begins by defining play and delineating methods of developing and teaching playskills. It addresses everything for building toys to games and music, to sensory and physical play as well as imaginative play. The final chapter deals with the important yet challenging aspects of peer interactions and the dynamics of playgroup for preschool and school age children.
A practical guide that includes 'real life' examples and ideas; plus feedback and step by step examples from teachers. A great addition to the teaching tool kit and highly recommended.
Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism
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This book addresses a number of topics that few people are willing to tackle head on. Firstly the authors address some basic facts about ABA and the research behind it. The history, evolution and current consensuses.
The authors address misconceptions, and common critisms of ABA
This is a smart, critical thinking book that encourages readers to do some careful thinking about what is in the best interest of a child with autism spectrum disorder.
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This is a major work that teaches authentic, appropriate social skills to students with autism as they navigate the social world. Crafting Connections not only provides concrete information on developing social skills but also instructs readers on how to assess competency, develop programs, and create social skills curricula. The book contains a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on Social Awareness, Social Communication, Social Interaction, Social Learning, and Social Relatedness. The authors present the methods and means to teach and individualize programs. Sub-skills, prerequisites, and methods of instruction are outlined for each area in a methodical, easy-to-read manner. There is an emphasis throughout on teaching interaction and creating authentic social competence. Real world issues such as teasing, bullying, conversational development and social comprehension are addressed in detail. The guide highlights skill development within a behavioral framework, providing quality social skill instruction to learners on the spectrum. Crafting Connections aims to foster genuine relationship development while remaining systematic and analytic; it goes beyond the rote and simplistic and helps develop social competencies as well as genuine meaningful, life enriching relationships. This is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that will help teachers, clinicians, and families teach social skills to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.
Non stocked Item. Approx. delivery time: 4 weeks
The ABA Program Companion - Book and CD-Rom
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This outstanding manual is geared towards helping the reader integrate important theories and concepts from ABA into powerful, practical and comprehensive educational programming, from assessment through program methodology and evaluation of results. Topic summaries, key concepts, question lists and references are found throughout the manual, along with reproducible data forms in order to organize and expedite program development. The book is designed specifically as a resource for special educators, parents, and program coordinators in various stages of organizing and implementing their ABA programs. Through clear language, illustrations, tables and real-life examples, the topics covered include: basic ABA concepts; teaching formats; the principles, merits and clinical applications of discrete trials; incidental teaching; teaching language and social skills; inclusion; curriculum planning and evaluation; among many others. The included CD-Rom, titled The Consultants Companion, allows you to select, organize and manage curriculum goals for individual students. Based on the curriculum described in A Work In Progress, this software features over 500 goals in 54 areas, allowing users to easily choose goals, maintain updated program lists and track mastered skills. Users can generate reports of present and mastered curriculum with the click of a button and create goal databases for any number of students. Easily learned and intuitive to use, this program helps keep the educational team organized and on-track.
Social Skills Solutions : A Hands-On Manual for teaching social skills to children with Autism
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Social Skills Solutions is a unique, hands-on manual that provides instruction on building a social skills program from ten different comprehensive modules, all geared toward the specific diagnostic and social deficits of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Based on feedback from parents, professionals and children alike, the authors effectively illustrate the process involved in implementing a social skills group using the principle of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), the well-documented and substantiated method for teaching skills to children with ASD. Creative and motivating strategies provide concrete ideas on specific topics, each broken down into simple steps for using behavioral methods, visual aids, video modeling, and naturally occurring situations to facilitate social skills learning. An essential component of the book is the inclusion of a comprehensive social skills checklist - a pre-testing and assessment tool for children from ages 2 to 15 and over - which offers a fresh approach to creating and meeting goals.
This book offers readers the tools for teaching children pivotal skills using meaningful, fun, and practical activities. From eye contact, greetings, and simple conversation to sustaining play on the playground and learning how to read non-verbal signals, the authors provide reliable techniques for promoting social success in every environment. In creative, accessible, and cogent terms they have established the groundwork for addressing social skills and peer interaction within the ABA framework. With reproducible worksheets for easy implementation, this manual is an invaluable resource both parents and professionals will use time and again.
It's Time For School : Building Quality ABA Educational Programs for Students with Autism Spectum Disorder
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In this comprehensive guide, Autism Partnership provides a detailed framework for implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most widely used and thoroughly studied autism treatment, in classroom settings. The authors clearly outline the steps involved in setting up system-wide services to address the needs of children diagnosed with autism.
All practitioners of ABA, the contributors to this invaluable book chart an accessible, step-by-step strategy based on the specific needs of students, staff and school district. In this essential guidebook to setting up school-based programs, the editors offer practical advice to special education directors and superintendents while providing extensive training to teachers, direct and supplementary service personnel and parents. In addition, they demonstrate how to determine and optimize the best school placement for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) while ensuring quality and continuity of service.
As it outlines the philosophy of an ABA-driven curriculum, It’s Time for School clearly defines the strategy for implementing successful programs in preschool and early education classrooms while emphasizing a natural learning environment for children with autism.
Verbal Behavior Targets
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This reference book is a vital resource for teaching language to students with Autism, PDD, Down Syndrome or other language delays. The book contains hundreds of categories of language targets including nouns, verbs, adjectives, word associations, instructions, sentences, questions, categories, features, functions, and conversation topics.
Comprised of over 5,000 language targets, the book employs a variety of additional skill sets to track language goals. The book is organized into categories for quick reference and encompasses the unique concepts words, word combinations, and mands (requests) that are essential to early language intervention. The book is an essential resource for anyone administering the VB-MAPP or ABLLS-R assessments as it specifically supports the language targets in any Verbal Behavior program.
Diana Luckevich has produced an indispensable tool for teachers, professionals and parents alike. It is an accessible book that provides common, functional and relevant language goals that can be used across a broad spectrum of age and ability.