Behavioral Intervention for Young Children With Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals 1st Edition
by Catherine Maurice (Editor), Gina Green (Editor), Stephen C. Luce (Editor)
A growing body of research shows that many young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders can derive significant, lasting, and sometimes dramatic benefits from early intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This manual, inspired by that research, provides a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping such children. Authors include parents whose children have been the beneficiaries of a science based approach to autism treatment, as well as many noted researchers and experienced clinicians.
The manual gives the reader concrete information on how to evaluate treatment options and differentiate scientifically validated interventions from fads and miracle cures; assess children s skills, needs, and progress objectively and systematically; teach children a wide variety of important skills, ranging from basics such as listening and looking, to complex language and social skills; and determine who is competent to deliver and supervise behavioral intervention.
· Paperback: 400 pages
· Publisher: Pro-Ed; 1 edition (May 1, 1996)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0890796831
· ISBN-13: 978-0890796832
· Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 11.2 inches
· Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
· Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars95 customer ratings
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use curriculum guide.
Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
There's a lot of material in this book that is great, from treatment planning to how to recruit employees. There are even flow charts for helping to make behavior intervention decisions, and lots of general use data sheets.
What I get most out of it is the lesson planning material, this book is full of examples of targets for each skill. There's a section on beginning, intermediate and advanced curricula, which can be used on their own, or with other curriculum guides, and each entry is provided a program guide with specific targets, and a print out for the program's data taking. I can print it out, when my assessments indicate the program is called for, and hand it to the interventionist so they have the directions, too.
Maria C Southard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020
My sons is autistic and this book has very good information.
One person found this helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for all children
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018
I work with a variety of children with differing disorder. This book is great to have as a reference. I need to have as many different techniques as I possibly can because there is always "that child" that poses a problem. Would recommend this book to anyone who works with children or for parents as a resource for their own children.