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Monday, February 22, 2010

My favorite ABA Therapy book!!!

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals is hands down my favorite ABA Therapy book!!! Catherine Maurice wrote this book after seeing her boys recover from Autism using ABA. This book does a wonderful job breaking down the steps and methods of ABA. The book is 400 pages long including the index.

What I LOVE about this book is:
It has a beginning curriculum guide, intermediate curriculum guide, and advanced guide. It shows you in each curriculum guide what your child should be working on and when to move on. I also LOVE that it has all the forms you need along with the programs and procedures writen out where you can actually understand it!! It's so easy! Go HERE to find out more about the book!

The following is the chapter titles in the book.

Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Why this manual?

Part 2 Choosing an Effective treatment
Chapter 2 Evaluating claims about treatments for autism
Chapter 3 Early behavioral Intervention for autism: What does research tell us?
Chapter 4 Are other treatments effective

Part 3 What to teach
Chapter 5 Selecting Teaching Programs

Part 4 How to teach
Chapter 6 Teaching new skills to young children with autism
Chapter 7 Behavioral analysis and assessment" The cornerstone to effectiveness

Part 5 Who should teach
Chapter 8 Identifying qualified professionals in behavior analysis
Chapter 9 Recruiting, selecting, and training teaching assistants
Chapter 10 The UCLA young autism model of service delivery

Part6 Practical support: Organizing and funding
Chapter 11 community-based early intervention for children with autism
Chapter 12 Funding the behavioral program" legal strategies for parents

Part 7 Working with a Speech-Language Pathologist
chapter 13 Incorporating Speech-Language acquisition in children with autism

Part8 Working with schools
Chapter 15 What parents can expect from public school programs
Chapter 16 Supported inclusion

Par t9 From the front lines: Parents' questions, parents' voices
Chapter 17 Answers to commonly asked questions
Chapter 18 In search of Michael
Chapter 19 Rebecca's story
Chapter 20 Brandon's journey
Chapter 21 Peter's story

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