A Work in Progress
A Work in Progress
A Work In Progress is an absolute must-have. Parents of newly diagnosed children and professionals looking for a concrete curriculum will find this book to be an invaluable resource. The two-part manual presents behavioral intervention strategies based on applied behavioral analysis (ABA) along with a detailed curriculum that contains 54 clear, step-by-step exercises. The first half of the book, entitled Behavioral Strategies for Teaching Improving Behavior of Autistic Children, gives parents practical, how-to information on setting up an ABA program and dealing with difficult behaviors. Topics covered include: teaching formats; stages of therapy; evaluation; reinforcement; working with older children; disruptive behaviors; behavior problems; self-stimulatory behaviors; sleep problems; toilet training; eating problems; as well as play and social skills. The second part of the book is a detailed curriculum titled Autism Partnership Curriculum for Discrete Trial Teaching with Autistic Children. The exercises address skills such as play, receptive and expressive labeling, emotions, functions, categories, prepositions, verb tenses, sequencing, peer interaction and more. Each lesson covers the objectives, procedure and strategy for teaching each skill and provides numerous examples for easy implementation.

Edited by Ron Leaf and John McEachin. 1999. 344 pages. ISBN 0-96652-660-8


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