Teaching and Behavior Support for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Practitioner’s Guide

The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased dramatically in the last decade, and a growing number of behavior analysts, psychologists, educators, and speech pathologists-to name a few-are just starting to regularly treat individuals with autism. Similarly, practitioners must know about effective intervention methods that can be implemented to reduce and eliminate problem behaviors frequently displayed by people who have ASD.

Taking into account specific settings, psychologists, this book will serve as a resource for educators, different age groups, and practitioner experience, and behavior specialists in the field of autism education . Teaching and behavior support for children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder brings together contributed chapters on assessment, instruction, and behavioral intervention procedures unique to the autism population.

Children and adults with autism spectrum disorder ASD require specialized instruction and behavior support to teach them critical skills and establish a meaningful quality of life. However, these objectives can only be achieved if professional and paraprofessional service providers have access to the most effective evidence-based and empirically supported methods for teaching children with autism.

Usable advice and methods for teaching difficult skills, verbal language, such as self-care, and communication, are provided. Authored by recognized experts, summary tables, the concise and readable chapters also feature forms, illustrations, and resource lists to further guide practitioners in selecting "best practice" methods.

Each chapter covers a single topic according to a uniform format, home, which will ease comprehension and facilitate procedural adaptation in "real world" settings such as school, and the community. This guide is an indispensible asset, appropriate for any behavioral specialist, on all aspects of this increasingly prevalent disorder.

Social Skills and Adaptive Behavior in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A cornerstone resource for current and future professionals working with learners of all ages, this book will help readers understand what really advances the social skills and behavior of students with autism—so they can use effective practices to improve the lives of children and families. Coordinated by the highly respected Organization for Autism Research, this accessible book is an ideal text for future professionals and essential reading for administrators and consultants in educational settings.

Promoting better social skills and behavior is a top priority for anyone who works with learners with autism—but which practices really improve outcomes? Find out in this cutting-edge volume, a reader-friendly synthesis of the latest findings from more than 20 of today's top researchers in the field.

With contributions from Shahla Ala'i-Rosales Stephen R. Anderson joanne gerenser connie kasari kathleen Koenig Suzanne Letso Erik Mayville Daniel Openden Roy Sanders Ilene Schwartz Mary Jane Weiss Thomas L. Readers will explore current evidence, and future research directions for assessing social skills with evidence-based methods and tools conducting interventions that really make a difference promoting friendships and peer acceptance increasing joint attention implementing schoolwide positive behavior support improving outcomes with Pivotal Response Treatment strengthening children's self-help skills providing effective support for families of children with autism using appropriate pharmacologic interventions to manage symptoms associated with ASD Readers will also get first-hand insights from individuals on the autism spectrum and their family members and service providers, best-practice recommendations, who provide balanced perspectives on today's research trends and practices.

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Teaching Language to Children With Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

The book contains a brief language assessment system; the Behavioral Language Assessment Form BLAF that will give parents and teachers a quick overview of a child s language skills see the VB-MAPP for a more thorough assessment. This version 7. 2 is exclusively published by AVB Press. The book provides an easy to understand introduction to Skinner s analysis of language i.

E. Tacts, mands, & intraverbals with easy to follow examples of everyday language skills demonstrated by children. The book also contains a chapter on the need for both structured discrete trial training DTT and natural environment training NET. Used book in Good Condition. The use of sign language and other forms of augmentative communication are presented along with suggestions for IEP goals, skill tracking, and data collection.

Used book in Good Condition. This is the original must have book for professionals and parents implementing a verbal behavior assessment and intervention program for children with autism or other developmental disabilities often termed the Verbal Behavior Approach. This is the latest version of the book and has been re-edited 2010, and professionally typeset thus it is 70 pages less than the original version released in 1998.

The assessment is followed by descriptions on the basic teaching procedures for developing early and intermediate mands, tacts, receptive language, matching-to-sample, imitation, echoics, and intraverbal skills.

Performance Management: Changing Behavior that Drives Organizational Effectiveness

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Even though this book in one edition or another has been in existence for 32 years, the use of behavior technology in the workplace is still in its infancy. Since the fundamental laws of behavior don't change, those who learn to apply this technology successfully, will have a clear performance advantage over those who don't.


Coping with Difficult People: The Proven-Effective Battle Plan That Has Helped Millions Deal with the Troublemakers in Their Lives at Home and at Work

Learn how to: stand up to anyone --  without fighting. Robert bramson's  proven-effective techniques are guaranteed to help  you right the balance and take charge of your  life. Learn the six basic steps that allow you to  cope with just about anyone. Manage  bulldozers. Used book in Good Condition.

Get stallers off the dime. Move a complainer into a problem-solving  mode. Blunt a sniper's  attack. Bosses, friends, family members, they've made  your life hell -- until now! Based on fourteen years  of research and observation, Dr. Get a clam to talk. Cut off a  Sherman tank at the pass. Reclaim the power  the rightfully belongs to you in any relationship! Used book in Good Condition.


The Supervisor's Guidebook: Evidence-Based Strategies for Promoting Work Quality and Enjoyment among Human Service Staff

This guidebook describes in practical terms what supervisors can do day-to-day to perform their duties successfully and promote quality staff performance. Relying on their 60+ years of combined supervisory experience and over 100 published articles on providing support for people with disabilities, the authors provide tried and tested means for training, supervising, and motivating direct support staff.

Special features include 92 highlighted bullets of critical information for supevisors, succinct chapter summaries of key points for successful supervision, common supervisory actions to avoid that impede staff work proficiency and motivation, and over 300 references to selected readings providing research-based evidence and background for chapter topics.

Used book in Good Condition. Chapter contents include a step-by-step evidenced-based protocol for fulfilling typical supervisory duties, straightforward strategies for ensuring job expectations are very clear for staff, how to actively support quality work, performance- and competency-based procedures for training staff in necessary work skills, monitoring work activities in ways acceptable to staff, how to correct problematic performance, and ways to enhance work enjoyment to promote staff motivation.

Used book in Good Condition. Supervisors of direct support staff have a critical and often demanding job in human service agencies.

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

This easy-to-follow resource offers a complete toolbox of social skills and the means to attain them. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Early, residential living, vocational school, ongoing training in the social skills crucial to establishing successful adult relationships―in college, or on the job―can help.

Typically, asd high school graduates are unprepared for the transition to independence. The essence of the book lies in the 73 “skill lessons” targeting: Nonverbal communication Empathy Anger/anxiety management Conversational skills Employment-related skills ―which can be taught by parents, teachers, or professionals.

Preparing for life guides readers through the legal, educational, financial, vocational, and community resources available after graduation.

Motivating human service staff: Supervisory strategies for maximizing work effort and work enjoyment

Used book in Good Condition. Specific topics covered include efficient an enjoyable ways of training work skills to staff, how to monitor staff performance in ways that staff actually look forward to, pleasant and effetive strategies for supporting desirable work performance, quick and acceptable ways to improve inadequate staff performance, making the overall work environment enjoyable for staff, and self-motivational techniques for supervisors to maintain their own work efforts and enjoyment.

Staff motivation is presented as a two-fold process for supervisors: 1 ensuring staff work proficiently and diligently and, 2 ensuring staff enjoy their work. A special feature of the book is a summary of what over 1, 000 working supervisors have reported to be the best ways to motivate staff and what supervisory practices impede staff work diligence and enjoyment.

Used book in Good Condition. Based on the authors' combined 65 years of supervisory experience and three decades of applied research on working with staff in human service agencies, tried and tested means of motivating staff are presented. Selected background readings are also provided to support the content of each chapter.

Used book in Good Condition. This book presents practical strategies for motivating human service staff.

Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition

This fully-updated third edition of jon bailey and mary burch’s bestselling Ethics for Behavior Analysts is an invaluable guide to understanding and implementing the newly-revised Behavior Analyst Certification Board BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code. This third edition improves upon what has become a go-to resource for behavior analysts in training and in practice.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. The complete, revised bACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code is included as an appendix. Used book in Good Condition. Featured in this new edition are case studies drawn from the author’s real-world practice with hints to guide readers toward the ethical ‘solution’ and revised chapters, including how this new edition evolved alongside the revised Code and tips for succeeding in your first job as a certified behavior analyst.


Science And Human Behavior

Strong, the american journal of sociology“this is a remarkable book—remarkable in that it presents a strong, and all but exhaustive case for a natural science of human behavior…It ought to be…valuable for those whose preferences lie with, as well as those whose preferences stand against, consistent, a behavioristic approach to human activity.

Harry prosch, Ethics Used book in Good Condition. Free Press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The psychology classic—a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled—from one of the most influential behaviorists of the twentieth century and the author of Walden Two.

This is an important book, exceptionally well written, and logically consistent with the basic premise of the unitary nature of science. Routledge. Many students of society and culture would take violent issue with most of the things that Skinner has to say, but even those who disagree most will find this a stimulating book.

Samuel M.

Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior: From Effective Assessment to Effective Support The Wadsworth Special Educator Series

Contains several articles by experts in the fields of special education and psychology. Each article explores the issues, theories, and practices of assessing problem behavior and determining how to use this information. Together, the articles of this text present current advances in the use of functional assessment technology: taking the techniques and strategies of traditional functional analysis and using this information to construct clinical interventions.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Three sections focus on the following topics: how functional assessment can be used to intervene effectively and change problem behavior, common procedures for using functional assessment in the preschool and school classroom, and new directions and trends in the field of functional assessment.

Used book in Good Condition. Free Press. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition. A thorough and well-researched base of knowledge on problem behavior is provided, and the student learns the many ways in which this behavior may be diagnosed, intervened, and ideally changed.