Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition

An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition

This introductory guide to ABA demystifies the often complex terminology, the underlying principles, and commonly-used procedures of ABA using accessible, everyday language. This revised and updated edition reflects recent developments and introduces new key terms. Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs. Having laid these essential foundations, Kearney touches on more advanced topics: the applications of ABA in behavioral education, such as precision teaching and programmed instruction.

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

Second Edition

Asperger Syndrome - What Teachers Need to Know

As awareness and diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) increases across the globe, it is essential that every teacher in every classroom has a familiarity with the condition and understands how best to support AS students at their school. This fully revised and expanded second edition is the ideal resource to point teachers in the right direction. Concise and instantly accessible, this book gives a clear summary of up-to-date information on Asperger Syndrome, describing the common characteristics to look out for, and offering simple strategies for adapting to the educational needs of students with AS. Packed with useful tips and practical advice, this guide answers key questions such as 'Am I qualified to teach this child?' and 'How can I help the pupil with AS to learn?' New material includes information for teaching older children and adolescents with AS, tips on what to do when problems arise, as well as suggestions for a whole-school approach to helping students with AS. This book is the perfect go-to guide for teachers, teaching assistants and those in school management who want to know more about Asperger Syndrome in the mainstream inclusive classroom.

Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being

Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes]

Serving as an indispensable resource for students and general-interest readers alike, this three-volume work provides a comprehensive view of mental health that covers both mental well-being and mental illness. • Provides exhaustive content that affords readers a holistic understanding of mental health and mental disorders • Features extensive cross-referencing that allows readers to easily see connections and relationships between different entries • Offers end-of-entry further readings that serve as a gateway to additional information for study • Reflects on common perceptions and portrayals of mental health through a variety of pop culture-oriented entries that focus on subjects such as television shows and movies

The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs

Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for your Child with Autism

The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs

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.

Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Current Practices and Issues

Autism and Developmental Disabilities

In this book, we examine current practices and issues related to assessing, instructing, and lifelong planning for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Currently, schools systems, mental health facilities, and society are being challenged in a variety of ways to deal effectively with the growing number of children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. To some extent, this challenge is due to the inclusive philosophy of educating, training, and treating individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. This book provides regular and special educators, mental health professionals, clinicians, and parents with information on best practices and research based findings related to: identification, characteristics, diagnosis; special, general, early and postsecondary education; and quality of life concerns. The book chapters are topical, comprehensive, and diverse. For example, there are chapters on assessment which examine the emerging field of infant mental health, testing protocols, barriers to diagnosing diverse students, and recent developments in the diagnosing and assessment of autism spectrum disorders such as genetic testing, home movies, and robots. Also, there are a number of chapters on instructional aspects that delineate curriculum innovations, procedures to implement social skills, the use of assistive technology, and planning for postsecondary education. Lastly, there are chapters on lifelong planning that provide readers with unique content on self-determination, the challenges of meeting social competence, sibling aspects, and employment and retirement considerations. Finally, there is a case study and a chapter on the reflections of an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that provide the reader with insightful commentary on the thinking and emotional experiences of persons with ASD. Book jacket.