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Describing the state of the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this comprehensive handbook provides detailed information about theory, research, and intervention. The contributors are leading ABA authorities who present best practices in behavioral assessment and demonstrate evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors. Conceptual, empirical, and procedural building blocks of ABA are reviewed and specific applications described in education, autism treatment, safety skills for children, and other areas. The volume also addresses crucial professional and ethical issues, making it a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Wayne W. Fisher
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2013-10-03
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462513383

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Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Shira Richman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release: 2001
File: 173 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781853029103

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This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored Applied Behavioural Analysis programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation.

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Genre: Education
Author: Michael Keenan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release: 2006
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781843103103

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Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. He then describes how the science of behavior analysis can be applied to real life problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have special needs.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Albert J. Kearney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Release: 2008
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: 1843108607

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"This pioneering curriculum contains powerful programs to teach each First Grade Common Core standard for both English Language Arts and Math. The curriculum has been created exclusively for students in special education settings using the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Completely unique, this curriculum drills down into each standard and breaks it into teachable steps. Programs are presented in a format that supports data collection and ease of use. Clear instructions detail the Teaching Procedure, Discriminative Stimulus, and Materials required for teaching. Each standard lists several targets that demonstrate the component steps and skills required for mastery. A thorough "how-to" guide presents the main tenets of ABA, giving staff an accessible understanding of motivation and reinforcement, pairing, prompting, generalization, natural environment teaching, preference assessment, and data collection. In addition, comprehensive data sheets are included, along with samples of how to complete them."--Page [4] of cover.

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Genre: Behavioral assessment of children
Author: Sam Blanco
Publisher:
Release: 2015-08
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 0990708349

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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2009-09-18
File: 270 Pages
ISBN-13: 1441900888

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The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® BCBA® and BCABA® Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition. First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: John O. Cooper
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-08-28
File: 760 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781292036397

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Scholarly and empirically based, yet friendly and accessible, this text shows teachers how to use the principles of behavior analysis to create their own recipes for success. Through classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research, Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers gives teachers powerful ways of dealing appropriately and ethically with some of the most challenging behaviors students display. It takes readers through the entire process, from identifying a target behavior to collecting and graphing data, selecting an experimental design, conducting a functional analysis, arranging consequences, arranging antecedents, and generalizing behavior change. The authors’ emphasis on making the text readable and user-friendly features numerous examples describing students from preschool through young adulthood functioning at various levels of ability, and teachers ranging from excellent to poor, with many relatable examples of good teachers who learn from their inevitable mistakes.

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Genre: Education
Author: Paul A. Alberto
Publisher: Pearson
Release: 2016-02-22
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780134027128

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly functional discipline that, instead of searching for abstract, internal causes for human behavior, looks to external factors that can be influenced. Once identified, these factors can be manipulated to make meaningful, positive improvements in the lives of real people through positive behavior change. Not surprisingly behavior analysis has been applied to a wide range of human activities, from helping troubled teens to organizing industry to maximizing sports performance. ABA interventions for these diverse problems are often creative — and they tend to be effective. In this volume, some of the field's foremost practitioners offer their expert perspective on a range of topics within ABA. Each chapter is fully referenced and contains a set of reading objectives to facilitate deeper understanding and further discussion of its subject area. While these discussions will be of particular interest to academic behavior analysts and graduate students, clinicians and other practitioners will find the research review helpful and informative.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: John Austin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release: 2000-05-01
File: 488 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608826247

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The Applied Behavior Analysis Practice Guidebook: A Manual for Professional Practice gives behavioral practitioners pragmatic advice, direction and recommendations for being an effective clinician, consultant, supervisor and performance manager. The book adopts a how to do it perspective featuring contributions from expert scientist-practitioners. Each chapter introduces the relevance of the topic for practicing professionals, describes and synthesizes the empirical basis of the topic, and then presents practitioner recommendations. With this format, readers can navigate the chapters with familiarity and confidence to facilitate the understanding of content and integration of the many practice areas addressed. Focuses on the professional practice areas of board certified behavior analysts Includes forms, tables, flowcharts and other visual aids to assist in BCBA work Concludes each chapter with a practice guidelines checklist Features contributions from notable experts in distinct specialty areas Helps readers build skills and competencies as an applied behavior analyst

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Genre: Psychology
Author: James K. Luiselli
Publisher: Academic Press
Release: 2017-08-23
File: 438 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780128111284

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