Books on Behavior & Autism

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Toilet training children with autism and related disorders is fraught with countless challenges stemming from the very core of their unique characteristics. The communication and sensory issues alone can create formidable barriers. As a result, typical strategies are frequently ineffective when used with children with special needs. Using a no-nonsense, often humorous approach, Judith Coucouvanis, MA, APRN, BC, shares strategies that have produced remarkable results for parents of children with autism and related disorders nationwide. Promising no "quick fixes," The Potty Journey systematically guides you through the entire toileting journey, step-by-step, to the ultimate destination - dry pants.

Alberto, Paul; Troutman, Anne
Scholarly and empirically-based, this market-leading book gives readers what they need to know to understand and use the principles and practices of applied behavioral management in the classroom. The content is presented clearly, in a friendly, accessible -- even fun -- manner. Chapters flow, step-by-step, through an actual behavior analysis, using classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research. Content is presented in the order of decision-making by: 1) a teacher who has a student exhibiting challenging behavior in class; or, 2) a student who needs to execute a behavior-change project. This book covers: identifying target behavior, collecting and graphing data, experimental design, arranging antecedents and consequences, and generalizing behavior change. For professionals in the fields of teaching and behavior management.

Aspy, Ruth
The Ziggurat Model is a valuable resource for public school professionals who must remain in compliance with federal and state guidelines. Specifically, recent trends in special education law emphasize the use of scientifically based research approaches along with a focus on Response to Intervention (RTI). Additionally, there is a strong push for incorporating positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) based on a functional behavioral assessment. The Ziggurat Model is consistent with these practices. The Ziggurat Model is unique. While it is easy to find volumes of information describing specific interventions, it is difficult to find information on how to develop an intervention plan. This book presents a process and framework for designing comprehensive interventions for individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders. The Ziggurat Model was designed to simplify a complex process. Parents and professionals will find the framework of the Ziggurat Model to be a guide in developing more thorough and effective interventions. The book includes assessment tools, case scenarios, and many interventions that were developed with their needs in mind. The Ziggurat Model foreword is written by Dr. Gary Mesibov, Director of Division TEACCH.

Attwood, Tony
This updated edition of Why Does Chris Do That?, orginally published by the National Autistic Society of Great Britain (NAS), translates the results of hundreds of research studies and the author's own clinical experience into readable, practical information for parents and professionals. This remarkable little book brings a wealth of information about the unique characteristics of individuals who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the underlying causes, as well as suggestions for how to manage the behavior of children and adults with ASD.

Baker, Jed
It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.

Barbera, Mary
The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it. This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child. This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with the principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior approach to teach children with autism and related disorders.

Baron, M. Grace
This important volume provides a theoretical framework for the usefulness of the stress construct in understanding and treating autism. Contributions by researchers, clinicians, teachers and persons living with autism illustrate how stress influences the lives of persons with autism; how those touched by autism cope with stress; and how clinicians, teachers and caregivers can reduce the impact of stress in autism, experience of stress in autism, and daily-life strategies for the reduction of stress in autism. Narratives by individuals with autism, family members, clinicians, and a historian help to understand in a rich and unique way in which the role and impact of stress in the life of people living with autism. First-person accounts also highlight creative coping strategies over a lifetime. This volume's biological, psychological and social perspectives on stress and autism reflect may modes of inquiry and types of information. Stress and Autism will be of great help to both mental health professionals and caregivers alike.

Beyer, Jannik; Gammeltoft, Lone
Many children on the autistic spectrum seem to be at a very early developmental stage in their play, which tends to be less spontaneous, exploratory and varied than that of other children. This accessible handbook describes different play sequences which encourage the integration of social, emotional and cognitive development in autistic children. The easy-to-follow play strategies focus on the four key skills of visualizing, imitation, mirroring and turn-taking.

Buron, Kari Dunn
This unique hands-on activity helps students who are highly anxious cope with their stress by systematizing social and emotional information. Using this self-contained product, the student literally sorts cards describing highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as a first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger. A laminated erasable page and blank cards enable parents and teachers to individualize this innovative program. Suggestions for how to include it as part of a functional behavior assessment and a problem-solving activity are included.

Buron, Kari Dunn; Curtis, Mitzi
In this must-have resource, 'two teachers from Minnesota' share their successful use of the simple concept of 5-point scales to help students understand and control their emotional reactions to everyday events that might otherwise set in emotion escalating reactions. Whether it is inappropriate touching, obsessions, yelling, hitting or making hurtful statements to classmates, this clearly illustrated book shows how to break down a given behavior and, with the student's active participation, develop a unique scale that identifies the problem and, just as important, suggests alternative, positive behaviors at each level of the scale.

Buron, Kari Dunn; Myles, Brenda Smith
More than any other issue, 'losing control' can cause major problems for children with ASD. Through the irresistible character of Nicholas, this books gives young children an opportunity to explore with parents or teachers their own feelings as they react to events in their daily lives while learning some useful relaxation techniques. Children who use the simple strategies presented in this charming book, illustrated by the author, will find themselves relaxed and ready to work or play.

Cautela, Joseph R., Editor; Ishaq, Waris, Editor
An eclectic collection of contributions that serve to demonstrate that social science is working to alleviate human suffering on both the micro- and macrolevels; at the same time, the contributions present a set of behavioral principles and strategies tha

Clements, John
People with autism spectrum conditions may often behave in ways that cause difficulties for themselves and those who care for them. People with Autism Behaving Badly offers effective, long-term strategies to help resolve common problem behaviors such as physical aggression, self-injury, verbal abuse, rudeness and property damage. The book is organized around the common messages conveyed by behaviors and some of the underlying issues that drive these messages. Practical ideas for intervention are provided and illustrated by case examples. A range of exercises help to build understanding of the issues and detail appropriate plans. A log book helps to track what has been tried and what has been learned. In addition the author explores the role of relationship 'styles' that can help reduce challenging behaviors and encourage positive ones. Realistic information about working together with individuals, families and outside agencies, and about the pros and cons of medication, is also included. This hands-on, practical manual is indispensable for families, carers and anyone involved with autistic people who need help with behavioral or emotional challenges.

Clements, John; Martin, Neil
People with developmental disabilities sometimes behave in ways that others, or they themselves, regard as problematic. This original book is about what practitioners can do to make sense of those behaviors so that individuals can be more effectively supported. The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analyzing information about behaviors, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behavior occurs. The inclusion of case histories, with corresponding behavior plans, clearly demonstrates the real-life application of assessment methods.

Clements, John; Zarkowska, Ewa
Behavioural Concerns and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Explanations and Strategies for Change is a practical and comprehensive account of how people who attract autism labels can come to behave in ways that give rise to serious concerns in other people and, sometimes, themselves. The authors identify the range of needs that may be expressed through behaviours that cause concern and provide strategies for addressing both needs and behaviours. These strategies are based on extensive research and on the authors' own clinical experience. Each aspect of need is analysed in detail. General principles for dealing with these needs are presented, and in each case a `tips and hints' section offers more specific help on possible solutions. Included in the appendices are advice on identifying the factors behind a behaviour that causes concern and guidance on how to ensure that support services are delivering what they should. This is a book that will be essential reading for all those working or living with autistic people.

Cooper, Paul
Children with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBDs) present a challenge for parents, teachers and other professionals alike. Understanding and Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties is a comprehensive guide to this group of ill-defined, often unrelated disorders, which can cause children to become disruptive both at school and in the home. It examines the nature of EBDs and their potential causes, whether social, psychological or biological, and discusses the issues that can arise for professionals involved in their assessment, describing and analysing the various methods used. The contributors stress that EBDs are ultimately a form of communication, albeit an antagonistic one, and evaluate the success of different methods of intervention in clinical, educational and family settings. They argue that successful intervention in any environment requires an appreciation of the complex interplay in the social and personal factors affecting each child. Finally the book explores the future of EBDs and their treatment, calling for a greater understanding of children with EBDs and improved cooperation between the educational and medical forms of intervention.

Curtis, Steven
When should you seek professional help for your child's behavioral, social, or learning challenges? Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior is the ultimate resource for assessing your child's behavior, learning when to intervene, and knowing how to seek further help for a struggling child. Whether a child is dealing with performance issues, anxiety, noncompliance, angry outbursts, or a host of other difficulties, this book offers a step-by-step method that walks parents through the often-complex process of treating a child's problems. You'll learn * Not to accept any 'quick-fix' solutions * How to holistically assess the condition and determine the nature and cause of the behavior * What professionals can offer, and when to consult them. Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior can help parents make informed and confident decisions about their child's well-being.

Delfos, Martine
In this wide-reaching and comprehensive book the psychologist Martine F. Delfos provides practical guidance on the diagnosis, support and treatment of a variety of childhood behavioural problems, including anxiety problems, aggression, depression and ADHD. Presenting a useful and compelling model of the interplay of environment, disposition and central nervous system development, Delfos shows how differences in brain structure between the sexes may have a part to play in behavioural problems in children and adolescents. Children and Behavioural Problems is an essential resource for teachers, psychologists, social workers and other professionals working with children, as well as for parents seeking to support their children with special needs throughout their development.

Donnellan, Anne
Offers a programming model based on a broad assessment of specific problems, and involves systematic instruction in more effective modes of behavior. The book provides an overview of nonaversive technology, demonstrating through case histories how appropriate methods can yeild positive results, even for those with the most challenging behavioral problems.

Durand, V. Mark
Problem behaviors often compound the already difficult task of improving the lives of persons with severe disabilities. This important volume, representing the culmination of more than a decade of clinical research, presents the first complete description of the procedures used in Functional Communication Training--a positive approach for reducing severe behavior problems. The procedures described in this book have been validated by numerous empirical studies for use with children, adolescents, and adults who display behaviors as diverse as aggression, self-injury, tantrums, and bizarre, psychotic speech. Functional Communication Training involves teaching students how to communicate those basic wants and needs that they have previously sought to have fulfilled via their problem behavior. They are taught to replace their challenging behavior with learned communication skills. This book provides the practitioner with step-by-step instructions for implementing this effective approach. A variety of assessment strategies are reviewed and described to assist in determining appropriate interventions. The Motivation Assessment Scale--one device designed to assess the function of problem behavior--is outlined in detail and is accompanied with guidelines for its administration and interpretation. Communication training is then detailed and illustrated using speech, sign language, and augmentative systems as examples. Numerous case examples throughout illuminate both the assessment and intervention strategies. Providing clear direction for ameliorating complex behavior problems, this book will be valued by psychologists, behavior analysts, special educators, and speech and language therapists. It can be used as a text for advanced undergraduate courses on behavior management in psychology and special education, and also serves as supplementary reading for courses on behavior modification or mental retardation/developmental disabilities.

Durand, Vincent Mark
This book offers professionals and parents, in a step-by-step approach, "How to" instructions for addressing a variety of sleep-related problems. These widely tested, largely drug-free techniques have helped hundreds of children with special needs.

Ernsperger, Lori; Stegen-Hansen, Tania
This book is a much-need resource that specifically addresses the eating challenges of children who may have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dysfunction in sensory integration (DSI), or other developmental delays. Poor oral-motor skills, physical impairments, a fear of new foods, and even a stressful mealtime environment can all contribute to eating problems and food aversions. In this guide, the authors provide invaluable information on the complexity of the eating process, the most common factors contributing to food aversions and food selectivity, and the creation of a written treatment plan. Chapters include: identifying a resistant eater; oral-motor development; environmental and behavioral factors that contribute to eating problems; sensory-based and motor-based problems; designing and implementing a treatment plan; environmental controls; gastrointestinal, physical, and oral-motor development; stages of sensory development for eating; and additional considerations. This is a comprehensive handbook for parents and professionals who live or work with resistant eaters.

Fattig, Michelle
The Annie Books are a must read for any parent, teacher, or student with the challenges of Asperger's Syndrome or Attention Deficit Disorders. Taming Tommy's Tantrums is a valuable tool for parents, social workers, counselors, psychologists, educators, and physicians working with children experiencing the challenges of ASD, ADD, and tantrums or acting out behaviors. Annie Books are fun to read, provide useful information, allow for empathetic understanding, for those of you, who don't get to understand it from the inside, and those of us, who don't know, that those of you, don't understand it from the inside! We think that everyone feels this way, so we wonder what is wrong with us, and why can't we just be normal...

Fouse, Beth; Wheeler, Maria
By Beth Fouse, author of the best-selling Creating a Win-Win IEP and Maria Wheeler, author of Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism, this book offers comprehensive insights into the entire spectrum of behavior challenges of a person with autism/PDD as well as answers to improve those behaviors. This is an excellent guide for anyone who has a child or student with behavior challenges!

Foxx, Richard M.

Garcia Winner, Michele
One of the most successful tools used at Michelle G. Winner's Center for Social Thinking is the Social Behavior Map (SBM). Michelle developed the SBM as a cognitive behavior strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, other's perspective, other's actions (consequences), and the student's own emotions about those around him or her. The SBM is a visual tool that displays these abstract concepts through a flow chart. Now, Michelle and her team of talented therapists have created a collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps covering a range of topics for home, community and the classroom. Social Behavior Mapping - Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day is geared for use by parents and professionals to help those with social thinking challenges understand what behaviors are expected and unexpected in a way that makes sense to their way of thinking.

Ghezzi, Patrick M.

Glasberg, Beth
This guide describes functional behavior assessment (FBA), a highly regarded strategy that parents and professionals can use to identify the factors contributing to the problem behavior. As the book explains, children and adults with ASDs are susceptible to unwanted behaviors due to difficulties with communication skills, social skills, and narrow interests. For example, a nonverbal adult engages in head-banging to obtain beads reserved for times when he needs calming; a child with social skills deficits inappropriately seeks attention by hitting classmates; or an adolescent hyperfocused on one tv program irritates everyone by constantly talking about it. An FBA helps to determine what purpose the behavior serves for the individual and the specific circumstances that led to learning the behavior in the first place. Later on, the assessment is used to develop an intervention plan to help the individual unlearn the behavior.

Greene, Ross
An explosive child who frequently exhibits severe noncompliance, temper outbursts, and verbal or physical aggression.If this sounds like your child, you're probably feeling frustrated, guilt-ridden, and overwhelmed. At last, Dr. Ross Greene offers help for you and your child. Now updated with new practical information, The Explosive Child lays out a sensitive, practical approach to helping your child at home and school, including: reducing hostility and antagonism between the child and adults; anticipating situations in which the child is most likely to explode; creating an eviornment in which explosions are less likely to occur; focusing less on reward and punishment and more on communication and calloborating problem solving; helping your child develop the skills to be more flexible and handle frustration more adaptively. In The Explosive Child, you'll find ways to regain and optimism and to handle your child's difficulties competently and with compassion.

Greenspan, Stanley
Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., is the first to show parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies and vividly describes these five universal temperaments and then, with great empathy, shows parents how each of these children actually experiences the world and how to use daily childrearing to enhance an individual child's strengths and talents.

Hanbury, Martin
Positive Behaviour Strategies to Support Pupils with Autism offers advice on one of the most difficult aspects of teaching children and young adults with autism-understanding and managing their often challenging actions. Covering a range from birth to 19 years, this resource provides: * Practical advice on developing an appropriate learning environment * INSET materials for developing best practice in positive behavior management * Self-audit tools for practitioners * Reproducibles and practical resources. Essential reading for all teachers and teaching assistants working with pupils on the autistic spectrum, this book presents sound recommendations from an experienced practitioner who understands the reality of managing challenging behavior in the classroom.

Hebert, Bryna
This workbook helps children understand strong feelings in a fun interactive format. Not only will children become acquainted with how to identify feelings but will also learn strategies to deal with those feelings in a socially appropriate manner. Sections of the workbook include: Feelings, Feelings Detective, Dealing with Feelings, Charting, and Problem Solving. Each section comes with it's own certificate of completion to encourage and reward children every step of the way. This workbook is great for any child who deals with strong emotions or has trouble identifying emotions.

Hodgdon, Linda A.
Linda Hodgdon's new book provides a very practical approach to recognizing the complexity of behavior management for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students with communication and behavior challenges. Continuing the approach of supporting communication with visual strategies, this book is packed with problem solving techniques. You will find zillions of samples and examples of visual tools and strategies that have been used effectively to solve behavior problems. This is the second book in the Visual Strategies series. It follows the same style and format as the the bestselling Visual Strategies for Improving Communication. It is another resource guaranteed to provide practical help for every educator or parent who faces students with behavior and self-management challenges. This book will delight you!

Howlin, Patricia, Editor
This is a practical guide to the value of behavioral techniques in the treatment of children with various disorders including hyperactivity, conduct problems, autism, and communication difficulties. Written by an international group of experts, this resource will provide practitioners in the field with a clear picture of the value of behavioral methodology. It also stresses the necessary assessment and evaluation procedures required in order to implement the techniques appropriately.

Jacobson, John
Changes within the interdisciplinary field of intellectual and developmental disabilities are evolving at a rapid pace. Clinicians, academics, administrators, and a variety of mental health providers alike need easy-to-access, reliable information that enables them to stay abreast of the numerous advances in research, assessment, treatment, and service delivery within a real-world sociopolitical framework. To that end, the Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an essential resource for any professional who works with this vulnerable population. This volume examines in detail the numerous advances in the field, summarizing major domains and emerging subspecialties into one eminently useful reference. Its contributors comprise a panel of the leading scientist-clinicians, who offer much-needed insight and guidance into ongoing improvements in theory and practice as well as intervention and prevention.

Jaffe, Amy
My Book Full of Emotions: How to Control and React to the SIZE of Your Emotions This book will help teach children to identify, access the intensity of and respond appropriately to their emotions. This book is fully interactive and uses a dry-erase marker so that unique situations and solutions can be added and changed with a wipe of a paper towel, as the child masters a skill and grows. Also included is a Communication Pad for tracking and sharing information between home and school.

Jones, Melissa M.

Kearney, Albert
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based on the premise that behavior can be influenced by changes in environment and by the reinforcing consequences of that behavior. This introductory guide to ABA demystifies the basic terminology, the underlying principles and commonly-used procedures of ABA using accessible, everyday language. Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs. Having laid these essential foundations, Kearney touches on more advanced topics: the applications of ABA in behavioral education, such as precision teaching and programmed instruction. Clear, accessible and with a structure that is easy-to-follow, this book is an essential introduction to the discipline of ABA and its applications for parents and professionals.

Keenan, Mickey; Henderson, Mary; Kerr, Ken P.; Dillenburger. Karola
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an effective behavioural treatment programme widely used with children with autism to improve socially significant behaviours. This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored ABA programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation. Chapters also include individual family case studies and discuss relevant issues such as day-to-day management of programmes for both younger and older children, collaboration in the community, sibling support, school-based programmes and obtaining services. The international contributors offer practical advice on the approach needed for the successful implementation of ABA. Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism will be a key resource for parents, teachers, social workers, psychologists, researchers, nurses, health visitors and anyone with an interest in improving the ability to cope with the world of children with autism.

Klass, Perri; Costello, Eileen
From the fourth-grade girl who never gets invited to a birthday party because classmates think she's “weird” to the geek who is terrific at math but is failing every other subject, quirky children are different from other kids in ways that they–and their parents–have a hard time understanding. They present a host of challenges that standard parenting books fail to address. Now, in Quirky Kids, seasoned pediatricians Perri Klass and Eileen Costello provide the expert guidance that families with quirky children so desperately need. Klass and Costello illuminate the confusing list of terms often applied to quirky children -- from Asperger's syndrome and nonverbal learning disability to obsessive-compulsive behavior and sensory integration dysfunction. The authors also discuss various therapy options, coping strategies, and available medications. Most of all, they will help quirky kids lead rich, fulfilling lives at home, at school, even on the playground.

Koegel, Lynn K., Editor; Koegel, Robert L., Editor; Dunlap, Glen, Editor
Offers case studies, research-based strategies, and discussion on behavioral intervention with people who engage in challenging and self-injurious behavior, highlighting the significant role of parent and family support. Topics include naturalistic langua

Larson, Elaine Marie
An occasional meltdown is a reality of childhood for most children as well as their parents and teachers. But for a child with ASD, meltdowns are often frequent, explosive, long-lasting events. In The Chameleon Kid, the author encourages children to control the personalized Meltdown lurking inside by evoking the adaptable abilities of the chameleon. Supported by colorful cartoon-like illustrations, Elaine Marie Larson uses short verses to present the various reactions that the bad guy Meltdown can cause, followed by advice for how the Chameleon Kid can adapt his emotions and attitudes to prevent Meltdown from taking over. In the process, readers learn various methods of self-regulating their emotion. The Chameleon Kid also explains more than a dozen idioms related to emotions, such as have a cow, take a hike, and stubborn as a mule.

Lavigna, Gary; Donnellan, Anne

Leaf, Ron
A renowned team of professionals sift the sense from the nonsense in assessing the approaches to the treatment of autism. In a field exploding with alternative treatments, choosing the best course of action for the child with autism can be a daunting task. The authors offer compelling practical evidence of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the most reliable approach to education, and provide a much needed antidote to other treatments lacking empirical data. The editors begin by providing an overview of ABA, debunking common myths and describing its origins in the Lovaas method and UCLA's Young Autism Project, which first demonstrated what children could accomplish under controlled conditions. They show how Discrete Trial Teaching-individualized learning strategies-has evolved, and identify the pros and cons of specific autism treatments. They define their own mission as protecting the integrity of behavioral intervention for children. This book surveys complementary and alternative medical strategies as well, stressing the need for parents to cast a critical eye before choosing new therapies or moving from one mode of therapy to another. The editors maintain that only through extensive field testing and careful scientific analysis is it possible to distinguish treatments that can be expected to produce significant changes. They encourage parents to look at treatment that has been scientifically investigated and subjected to independent verification. Written in expert yet accessible language, this is an ideal resource for parents navigating through the maze of current ASD therapies.

Levine, Karen
Replays addresses the challenging behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorders through interactive symbolic play. It shows parents and professionals how to help children access their emotions, whether the child is verbal or not, cognitively able or impaired, even-tempered or volatile. The chapters introduce and show readers how to implement Replays, and describe ways of adapting this intervention to address specific issues in different settings and circumstances. Levine and Chedd present more than just behavioral management strategies in the context of social, emotional and communication development: they have developed a technique that helps children to re-experience, play through and master the complex emotional response states that often lead to ongoing behavioral challenges. Replays is an easy and fun tool that provides numerous step-by-step examples and illustrations. It enables parents and professionals to guide children with autism spectrum disorders towards mastering, and changing, their emotional and behavioral responses.

Lewis, Pamela
Achieving good behavior and social skills in a child with developmental disabilities can often be very difficult, and methods that improve behaviour in other children are often unsuitable or ineffective. Achieving Best Behavior for Children with Developmental Disabilities is an accessible workbook designed specifically for parents of children with developmental disabilities. It offers practical, hands-on advice and step-by-step instructions for drawing up and implementing behaviour plans that successfully address and improve challenging behaviors. The book is also full of interactive checklists and activities that help to monitor and assess behaviors and track a child's development. The author also explains the reasons for children's behaviors and gives a wealth of practical advice on how to deal with specific situations, from shopping trips and getting a haircut to dentist appointments and children's birthday parties. Primarily for parents and carers of children with developmental disabilities, this book will also be of use to teachers, school psychologists, occupational therapists, speech/language therapists, social workers and anyone working with children with developmental disabilities.

Lewis, Trevor
The book Behaviour Skills - A Parents and Support Workers Guide, provides specialist, yet easy to understand information about the basics of changing behaviour. It helps the reader understand how behaviours become inset, and why people repeat unwanted behaviours over and over. You will also find the book explains some of the behavioural terms that you hear or read about at times, this will help aid your knowledge and lead to a greater understanding and ability to implement strategies. Behavioural strategies are also described meaning the reader will be able to apply at least some of the basics of these and start making some progress on reducing unwanted behaviours and/or introducing wanted behaviours. Written by New Zealand Behaviour Specialist, Trevor Lewis, you too can now achieve effective behaviour change in your child, child or adult with autism or a learning disability, or in fact - anyone!

Lovaas, O. Ivar
The long awaited sequel to Teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book has finally arrived! Following in the legacy of his earlier classic book, O. Ivar Lovaas, director of the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention, has skillfully brought together his important ideas and those of other renowned experts to provide an essential resource in the field of autism and developmental disabilities. Based on proven practices, Teaching Individuals with Developmental Delays offers detailed descriptions of current programs and addresses the critical issues related to developmental disabilities for professionals of Special Education, Law, and Psychology.

Lovaas, O. Ivar

Lovett, Herb
This nontechnical and absorbing text describes how the interactive process of "learning to listen" provides practical alternatives to overly controlling behavior modification techniques. Written for support and other service providers working with people with intellectual disabilities, this book includes compelling and detailed case studies that illustrate possible positive approaches and reveal how people with disabilities can take control of their lives.

Luce, Stephen C.; Christian, Walter P.
Discusses how to reduce inappropriate behaviors in a 5-step approach.

Luiselli, James
Children who have autism require comprehensive educational and treatment services. There are a myriad of approaches currently recommended to practitioners and parents, but little is known about their efficacy. Which are the most effective in teaching skills, overcoming behavior challenges, and improving quality of life? Methods must be based in research settings, but be easily extended to real world settings where children with autism live, go to school, socialize, and recreate. Identifying and validating effective practices is a complex and multi-faceted process, but an essential one for responsible research and practice. This book brings together multiple and contemporary perspectives on intervention effectiveness for autism education and behavior support. With contributors from a variety of disciplines and orientations, Effective Practices for Children with Autism presents a critical appraisal of current practice standards, emphasizing empirically supported procedures and research-to-practice applications. By bringing together a diverse group of authors, the editors have ensured that the vast field of information on interventions for children with autism is thoroughly examined, and that no topic has gone untouched. Written for practitioners, research scientists, and clinicians, the book is an essential framework for evaluating educational and treatment procedures, selecting those that are most effective, and evaluating outcome.

Luiselli, James; Cameron, Michael
Presents 17 articles exploring clinical and theoretical approaches to behavior analysis which allow for control strategies for eliminating factors which lead to challenging behaviors. Critical factors such as physical condition, environment, daily activity schedule, stimulus preferences, instructional strategies, personal lifestyle, and language abilities are targeted for a variety of populations among children and adults. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Maurice, Catherine; Green, Gina; Foxx, Richard
When Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism appeared in 1996, it quickly became an international bestseller in its field. Drawing from solid research and specific experiences, the researchers, parents, and practitioners who contributed to that book explained the principles of behavior analysis and applications to autism intervention, the critical distinctions between science and pseudo-science, and proven strategies for maximizing learning. Now PRO-ED introduces a follow-up volume, Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Autism. For this new book, the editors once more sought out practitioners, researchers, and parents who could provide readers with the kind of information they need to make informed decisions about the children and adults in their care. Included in the work are powerful statements from parents Pamela Dawson and Lora Perry, who describe the challenges they faced in obtaining effective treatment for their children and how they navigated those challenges. Also included are chapters written by professionals who have dedicated their careers to finding creative and caring means of helping people with autism and their families. Dr. William Ahearn discusses the management of feeding problems. Dr. Bridget Taylor and her colleague Suzanne Jasper lay out some techniques for improving social skills. Dr. Richard Foxx talks about the treatment of problem behaviors - what to do if an individual's progress is slow, or practitioners run into roadblocks. Edward Fenske and his co-authors, Drs. Krantz and McClannahan, discuss the critical role of incidental teaching procedures in promoting spontaneous language. Dr. Gregory MacDuff and his co-authors provide an overview of research on prompting and prompt-fading, and provide guidelines for using prompts to develop new, independent skills. Margery F. Rappaport, a speech-language pathologist, shares her experiences in maximizing conversational skills. Dr. Deborah Fein and her colleagues review what is currently known about the nature of autism. Dr. Catherine Maurice examines the political turmoil surrounding autism and the myriad treatments that are currently promoted for this disorder. Making a Difference, like its predecessor, combines solid, data-based information with practical problem-solving strategies. It will be a valuable resource for family members and professionals alike who strive to maximize the achievements of individuals with autism.

McClannahan, Lynn E.; Krantz, Patricia J.
An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to follow a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities-doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults. In Activity Schedules for Children with Autism, parents and professionals find detailed instructions and examples to help them: assess a child's readiness to use activity schedules; prepare an activity schedule; understand graduated guidance; monitor progress; expand social skills; and progress to written schedules. Based on a decade of research conducted at the Princeton Child Development Institute, Activity Schedules for Children with Autism offers a proven teaching tool to help children with autism make effective use of unstructured time, handle changes in routine with more ease, and choose among an established set of activities independently. It can be used successfully with young children, adolescents, and adults, rewarding them with more control over their lives.

McMahon, Robert J., Editor; Peters, R. D., Editor
Social scientists and clinicians contribute 14 chapters expanded from their conference presentations on such topics as the epidemiology of various types of adolescent behavior disorders, the role of the family, underlying psychopathology, and the treatment of several specific disorders, including substance use, conduct and eating disorders, suicide, risk taking, and autism. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Moyes, Rebecca
How do teachers and parents of children with autism address a child's social skills? And what do they do about problem behaviors? This book provides possible explanations for these behaviors, and a wealth of practical help for both teachers and parents to address them. Teachers learn how to create environmental supports and how to incorporate specific teaching strategies. Students with autism learn the new skills they might need, and ways of making their behavior more acceptable. This book is full of practical tips on how to tackle different kinds of challenging behaviors both in the classroom and outside it.

Myles, Brenda Smith; Southwick, Jack
Written for professionals and parents alike, Asperger Syndrome and Rage: Practical Solutions for a Difficult Moment offers practical solutions to the day-to-day challenges facing individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their families. With a major emphasis on tantrums and other behavioral outbursts, the book offers strategies that promote social skills development, including self-awreness, self-calming and self-management thereby promoting effective lifelong practices. Solutions for parents include organization and support, the importance of daily routines, signs to watch for and more. This clear and concise discussion of the rage cycle and what can be done to stop it from escalating offers helpful suggestions designed to help children and youth function more successfully both at home and at school.

Newman, Bobbie
Applied Behavior Analysis has proven to be the most effective means of teaching children diagnosed with autistic-spectrum disorders. ABA is not, however, "one size fits all." Different teaching techniques within ABA must be chosen, based upon student need. In Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr. Bobby Newman and colleagues describe an approach that alters teaching methodologies based on the functioning level of the student. While there are many schools of thought within ABA, they are all part of the same basic science. Aspects of that science are outlined. Portions of an introductory manual and a study describing the effectiveness of an ABA preschool are included.

Newman, Bobby; Reeve, Kenneth F.; Reeve, Sharon A.; Ryan, Carolyn
Behaviorspeak is a glossary of terms in common usage in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the autistic-spectrum disorders. Deliberately written in a humorous and easily understood style, this will be an invaluable resource for parents and direct care service providers. ABA is a technically precise discipline, where a misunderstanding of a term can lead to a misapplied technique. Behaviorspeak will give readers the tools necessary to understand articles in professional journals, presentations, and books.

Nikopoulos, Christos
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a successful educational method for developing social and communication skills in children with autism. The use of video modelling in ABA programmes has demonstrated great effectiveness in teaching behavioural skills to autistic children, and this book explains how and why. Video modelling is an easy-to-use behaviour modification technique that uses videotaped rather than 'live' scenarios for the child to observe, concentrating the focus of attention for the child with autism and creating a highly effective stimulus for learning. Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis provides a practical introduction to the technique, its objectives, strategies for use and evidence of its success. Illustrative case examples are supported by detailed diagrams and photographs, with clear, accessible explanations. Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis will be a welcome addition to the practical literature on autism interventions for parents of autistic children and the professionals working with them.

O'Reilly, Dermot
Progress made with children with conduct disorder in specialist schools often does not transfer to the home, but this book shows how behavioural parent training and applied behaviour analysis can help professionals work with parents to continue improving their child's behaviour. Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of conduct disorder and the individual, familial and social factors that influence the development of persistent antisocial behaviour. The author presents thorough evidence for the effectiveness of the following aspects of behavioural parent training: compliance training; encouraging good behaviour through praise, enthusiasm and attention; using 'time out' as an effective punishment technique; transfer of improvements to school setting; effects of treatment on the child's siblings. He considers the relative impact and costs of different settings for parent training, and outlines ethical issues and future directions for research in this area. This book is essential reading for all professionals involved in the care of children with conduct disorder, as well as psychology and social work students and academics.

Prior, Margot
Reviews the nature of AS and its impact on learning and cognitive skills. Discusses the behavioral and emotional difficulties experienced by many children with AS. Provides guidelines for assessment, including ways to communicate findings with family members. Describes methods to accommodate children's difficulties while building on their strengths.

Rhode, Ginger; Jenson, William; Reavis, H. Kenton
When a student's aggression, tantrums, and noncompliance jeopardize progress in your classroom, it's time to get help. This book will teach you practical and effective techniques that can be implemented quickly and inexpensively.

Richman, Shira
Written in an accessible question-and-answer format for easy navigation, this book provides detailed, practical answers the real questions asked by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). One hundred questions, organized by topic, cover common everyday problems, from advice on what to do if your autistic child routinely runs away when in the supermarket to tips on how to stop him from spitting. Shira Richman outlines succinct behavioural plans to help parents and professionals encourage appropriate behavior and help their child make progress with learning positive behavioral patterns. She also offers advice on how to recognise maladaptive behaviors and explains the reasoning behind taking a proactive approach with children on the autism spectrum. This book can be read cover to cover or used as a handy quick reference. It will be invaluable to parents of children with ASDs and the professionals working with them.

Schopler, E.; Mesibov, G. B.
This volume is based on a Division TEACCH annual conference, and it discusses the theory and clinical perspectives associated with the social behavior of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The contributing authors are leading experts in the field, and chapters include: an introduction to social behavior in ASD; theoretical trends in social development and ASD; development of social skills in children; children's friendships; a parent's perspective on social growth and ASD; communication as a social problem in ASD; cognitive impairments affecting social behavior in ASD; compliance, non-compliance, and negativism; mainstreaming children with special needs in public school settings; behavior approaches to social skill development in ASD; a developmental model for facilitating social behavior in children with ASD; a cognitive program for teaching social behaviors to verbal adolescents and adults; a model for mainstream children with ASD; social skills training for elementary school children with ASD who have typical peers; a guide for developing social and leisure programs for students with ASD; and the TEACCH curriculum for teaching social behavior to children with ASD.

Schopler, Eric, Editor
Compiled from 350 anecdotes told by parents of children with autism, and analyzed by behavior therapists, this handbook illustrates effective solutions to behavior problems related to aggression, communication, play and leisure, eating and sleeping, and hygiene. It covers both individual solutions and suggestions for obtaining community support, and gives the family quick reference to handling various problems as well as systematic behavior analysis for application to new problems. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Schopler, Eric, Editor; Mesibov, Gary B., Editor
Provides information for professionals, students, and parents on the puzzling behavior of autistic children. Some of the 13 chapters were developed from presentations at a conference in Chapel Hill, NC, in May 1993; the rest were commissioned. They provide a general overview of autism and behavior, then focus on assessment and treatment issues such as self-managing social behavior, structured teaching, and a decision model for developing strategies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Simpson, Richard L.; Regan, Madelyn
This excellent reference is a comprehensive and practical book that tells what works best with specific problems. The 13 units within the book make program planning easy by giving the reader easy-to-follow guidelines for planning realistic intervention; carefully structured programs for curbing self-stimulation, head banging, scratching, aggression, and other problem behaviors; and classroom-tested learning activities for motor skills, self-care, socialization, language, and academic skills.

Slade, Laura
This booklet explains why a child might become distressed when having a haircut and suggests strategies to help.

Smith, John
Reward plans encourage positive behaviour using the incentive of earning rewards. This book provides a thorough nuts-and-bolts guide to creating a reward plan for your child with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to help him or her develop positive behaviours, such as social and communication skills. John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome is full of advice and practical suggestions for how to tailor a reward plan to meet your child's specific needs.

Smith, Marcia D.
Practical guidelines for behavior assessment, and intervention plans for autistic people functioning in integrated community settings.

Smith, Melinda
This comprehensive manual encompasses the many elements of play and shows how they can be incorporated into the lives of children with developmental delays to help them lead more satisfying and successful lives. The guide addresses everything from building toys to games and music, to sensory and physical play as well as imaginative play. In the final chapters, the author takes up the important, yet challenging topic of peer interactions and the dynamics of playgroups for preschool and school-age children.

Sommers-Flanagan, Rita
Many parents wonder, "Is my child normal?" They may be concerned about their child's behaviors, attitudes, feelings, or general development. They may worry if their child doesn't seem to be fitting in socially, isn't happy, isn't getting along with others, or seems overly anxious, fearful, sad or angry. This book gives parents the advice, reassurance, and practical knowledge they need to help their child and themselves. Drawing on their years as counselors and teachers, the authors consider what's "normal" and what might not be "normal." They cover common childhood problems and suggest remedies for parents to try at home. After describing difficulties that might be more rare and serious, they explain the world of mental health professionals, then offer ideas for getting oneself and one's child ready to take advantage of professional help. The message throughout is clear: What's best is when our children are neither normal or abnormal, but simply able to live well.

Stores, Gregory; Wiggs, Lucinda
Sleep disturbance is extremely common in various disorders of development, be they physical or psychological in nature. It adds significantly to the burden of care but is a neglected topic and there is no single source of information to guide practice and management. In this book, an international team of experts provides an integrated, comprehensive and up-to-date review of the nature and causes of sleep disorders, describing the special assessment and management considerations for each of the different developmental disorders.

Street, Annabelle; Cattoche, Robert
For individuals who have difficulty responding appropriately to verbal directions and instructions, visual aids are essential in gaining understanding and cooperation. The simple line drawings presented in this helpful resource show students engaging in appropriate behavior within a variety of school settings and activities, including the classroom, hallway, lunch room, bus, etc. Appropriate classroom work behavior, positive social interaction and general rule following are depicted to help teachers and others clearly communicate expectations for desired behaviors. Depending on the student's skill level, the pictures may be accompanied by simple text.

Sturmey, Peter

Thompson, Travis
This book offers parents, teachers, and therapists sound, practical advice on how to adress emotional outbursts from children with autism spectrum disorders ad related disordersl

Tyler, J.; M.A. Fovel
This excellent new manual and CD is geared towards helping the reader integrate important theories and concepts from ABA into powerful, practical and comprehensive educational programming, from assessment through program methodology and evaluation of results. Topic summaries, key concepts, question lists and references are found throughout the manual, along with reproducible data forms in order to organize and expedite program development. The book and CD were designed specifically as a resource for special educators, parents, and program coordinators in various stages of organizing and implementing their ABA programs. Through clear language, illustrations, tables and real-life examples, the topics covered include basic ABA concepts; teaching formats; the principles, merits and clinical applications of discrete trials; incidental teaching; teaching language and social skills; inclusion; curriculum planning and evaluation, among many others. The included CD-Rom, titled The Consultant's Companion, allows you to select, organize and manage curriculum goals for individual students. Based on the curriculum described in A Work In Progress, this software features over 500 goals in 54 areas, allowing users to easily choose goals, maintain updated program lists and track mastered skills. Users can generate reports of present and mastered curriculum with the click of a button and create goal databases for any number of students. Easily learned and intuitive to use, this program helps keep the educational team organized and on-track.

Van Hasselt, V. B.; Kolko, D. J.
Contributors cover general issues--historical context, staff training and consultation, medical aspects; treatment--of depression and suicide, mental retardation and psychiatric disorders, autism, pain, conduct disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; treatment of adolescents--antisocial behavior, substance abuse, eating disorders; and special topics--child abuse, academic and educational issues, and social and family work. A reference of broad scope and satisfactory depth. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Wheeler, Maria
Individuals with autism are reportedly one of the most difficult populations to toilet train. This second edition offers effective strategies that take the child's physical and emotional sensitivities into account instead of trying to force traditional methods. Easy-to-read bulleted lists offer more than 200 do's and don'ts, along with over 50 real-life examples, to help make the process more of a lesson and less of a battle for all involved. The young trainee will learn to overcome fear of the bathroom, properly use toilet paper, flush once, wash hands, and more. The toilet trainer will learn how to overcome challenges caused by communication needs, sensory sensitivities, motor challenges, anxiety levels, etc.

Whitaker, Philip
This book is for parents, teachers and caregivers of youngsters with autistic spectrum disorders. Written in plain English, it offers practical strategies for preventing or managing the sorts of challenging behaviour most likely to be encountered. With detailed case studies and key tips that allow it to be used as a quick reference, it also offers a step by step framework that enables readers to devise their own solutions. The book's core message can be summed up in a single phrase: to change a child's behaviour you need to be able to make sense of that behaviour - and making sense of that behaviour means making sense of his or her autism.

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