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Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities
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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 childrena (TM)s 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. Youa (TM)ll learn the fundamental principles and research behind ABA and natural environment intervention, and youa (TM)ll get one clear and practical framework for
  • conducting effective assessment of behavior, skills, routines, and caregiver priorities
  • setting meaningful goals that increase the childa (TM)s 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, youa (TM)ll easily assess childrena (TM)s skills and participation and monitor their progress toward goals. With this comprehensive guide to a proven intervention approach, youa (TM)ll help young children with ASD and other disabilities make lasting improvements and participate fully at home, at school, and in their community.A featured book in our Better Behavior Kit!See which domain of school readiness in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Outcomes Framework this book addresses.
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About the Author

Debra Leach, Ed.D., BCBA, is Assistant Professor of Special Education at Winthrop University, USA, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She previously served as a public school teacher, as an early intervention provider, and as Associate Director for the Florida Atlantic University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Her main research interests include autism spectrum disorders, inclusion, applied behaviour analysis, positive behaviour supports, and early intervention. She enjoys training preservice teachers and working with school districts, families, and community groups to support the successful inclusion of children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders in home, school, and community contexts.

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"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."--Mary Jo Noonan, Ph.D."Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Hawaii" (07/17/2012) "Fills a gap in the implementation literature . . . The author has taken great care to decipher the maze of the treatment options world."--Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D."Director, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Program & Professor, Endicott College, MA" (07/25/2012) "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." --Lynn Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 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. --Lynn Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP"

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