Tales from the Table

Author: Margaret Anderson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846426117
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Tales from the Table is a practitioner's account of the successes and limitations of using Lovaas/ABA home education with five young boys on the autistic spectrum. The abilities and skills of these children before, during and after intervention are documented with a focus on the realities of undertaking Lovaas/ABA home education: the impact of a 35-hour learning week on both child and parents, changing tutors and issues of commitment to the approach. Each chapter includes a commentary on the programme from a different perspective, with the voices of parents, siblings and teachers providing the context to the individual children's learning processes. This book will help parents to make an informed decision about using Lovaas/ABA interventions and will give professionals and students practical insights and useful information on the approach.

Understanding Controversial Therapies for Children with Autism Attention Deficit Disorder and Other Learning Disabilities

Author: Lisa A. Kurtz
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427619
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. For each approach, the author provides a detailed description of what the treatment involves, which professionals will be working with the child, and an explanation of the rationale behind the therapy. She also offers advice on who to approach for treatment, and includes a list of recommended resources and useful contacts for further information. This book will be a valuable source of information for parents and professionals working with children who have disabilities that impact their learning or behavior.

Reaching and Teaching the Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Heather MacKenzie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427923
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Reaching and Teaching Children with Autism provides a positive approach to understanding and educating children on the autism spectrum. The book gives greater insight into the perspective and behavior of a child with autism and explores how the child's learning preferences, strengths and interests can be used to facilitate learning and enhance motivation. Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the author provides a comprehensive model for developing lifelong independent learning skills in children with autism between the ages of 3 and 12 years old. The book describes the underlying principles, learning preferences and strengths typical of children with autism and offers a detailed but flexible program structure based on these concepts. Easy to follow activities and approaches are described in each chapter, along with clear examples and illustrations. This accessible and practical book is an essential resource for parents, teachers, support workers, therapists and others concerned with learning and development in children with autism.

Let Me Hear Your Voice

Author: Catherine Maurice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0449906647
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Presents an impassioned account of how a mother's love saved her children from autism--after struggling with false hopes, "miracle cures," and painful accusations--through a controversial method of intensive behavior therapy. Reprint.

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441900883
Format: PDF
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Autism was once thought of as a rare condition, until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network released the statistic that about 1 in every 150 eight-year-old children in various areas across the United States is afflicted by an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. This news led to a dramatic expansion of research into autism spectrum disorders and to the emergence of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as the preferred method of treatment, even among prescribing practitioners. Applied Behavioral Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas: Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs. Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies. The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning. Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypies/rituals. Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems. ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs. This volume is a vital resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in clinical child and school psychology as well as the related fields of education and mental health.

Right from the Start

Author: Sandra L. Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781890627805
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The revised and updated edition of the guide for parents of children with autism on what to look for in an Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program (EIBI). EIBI is a highly effective instructional program based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This edition covers new information on the latest research about the benefits of EIBI, the types of teaching methods, the professionals involved, and the pros and cons of home-based versus school programs. Parents find guidance that gives them confidence to evaluate and choose the best program for their child with autism.

A work in progress

Author: Ron Leaf
Publisher: Drl Books
ISBN: 9780966526608
Format: PDF
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Guide to Educate Children Diagnosed with Autism Through Applied Behavior Analysis

Love That Boy

Author: Ron Fournier
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804140502
Format: PDF, Docs
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Love That Boyis a multilayered story about one father's journey to acceptance. Ron Fournier's son has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that makes Tyler socially awkward. With a stiff nudge from his wife, Ron traveled the country with Tyler to various presidential sites and visited with former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, in a series of oguilto trips that help him appreciate Tyler for who he is, rather than what he wanted him to be. On a broader level, it's a story about every parent's stratospheric expectations for their children-where and why the dreams are made, how these aspirations distort childhood, and what ways they can be properly channeled. When a parent's expectations come from the wrong place and are pressed into service of the wrong goals, kids get hurt. While a parent's love is unconditional, a parent's pride comes with caveats. Ron discovered both late in his job as a father, which he shares in this compelling and honest look at the universal pitfalls of modern parenting.

Autism

Author: Patrick M. Ghezzi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878978325
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A convenient reader covering a range of topics in the area of behavior analysis of autism, an essential text for behavior analysts in both clinical and academic settings.