Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis Second Edition

Author: Albert J. Kearney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500305
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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.

The Parent S Guide To In Home Aba Programs

Author: Elle Olivia Johnson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007254
Size: 22.84 MB
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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.

Asperger Syndrome What Teachers Need To Know

Author: Matt Winter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004307
Size: 69.15 MB
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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.

Child And Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Christine Hooper
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444146009
Size: 43.23 MB
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The book covers all the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health, starting with the background to emotional and behavioural problems and looking at models and tools for assessment and treatment before examining specific problems encountered in children, young people, and their families from different cultural backgrounds. Key features clear theoretical framework for each topic integrated disciplinary approach case studies information about other resources available to professionals and families, including new government initiatives New for the second edition updated and revised with the latest references and theories sections on the influence of genetics on behaviour, working with children with learning difficulties, evidence-based paediatric and psychological developments multiple choice questions for revision and testing new quick-reference format This is an essential text for all professionals working with children, young people, and their families, including student and practitioner psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, and social care specialists.

Autism And Developmental Disabilities

Author: Anthony F. Rotatori
Publisher: Jai
ISBN: 9781848553569
Size: 51.20 MB
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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.

Teaching In Today S Inclusive Classrooms

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Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495097150
Size: 51.32 MB
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Teachers teach students, not disability labels. That's the philosophy behind TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS, which emphasizes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to take general education teachers beyond labels (such as autism, ADHD, and others) so they can focus on the best practices appropriate for all learners. Featuring sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service teachers a practical framework for effective instruction, management, and accountability in today's diverse classrooms.

Understanding And Managing Children S Classroom Behavior

Author: Sam Goldstein
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471742128
Size: 65.22 MB
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"This book sets the standard in delivering a comprehensive, state-of-the-art approach for understanding, treating, and preventing classroom behavior difficulties. It should be on the bookshelves of all professionals who work in school settings. I will certainly recommend this text to my colleagues and students." --George J. DuPaul, PhD, Professor of School Psychology, Associate Chair, Education and Human Services, Lehigh University A classic guide to creating a positive classroom environment Covering the most recent and relevant findings regarding behavior management in the classroom, this new edition of Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior has been completely updated to reflect the current functional approach to assessing, understanding, and positively managing behavior in a classroom setting. With its renewed focus on the concept of temperament and its impact on children's behavior and personality, Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior emphasizes changing behavior rather than labeling it. Numerous contributions from renowned experts on each topic explore: * How to identify strengths and assets and build on them * Complete functional behavioral assessments * The relationship between thinking, learning, and behavior in the classroom * Practical strategies for teachers to improve students' self-regulation * How to facilitate social skills * Problem-solving approaches to bullies and their victims * Medications and their relationship to behavior The classic guide to helping psychologists, counselors, and educators improve their ability to serve all students, Understanding and Managing Children's Classroom Behavior, Second Edition will help educators create citizens connected to each other, to their teachers, to their families, and to their communities.