Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: Building A Future Together

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Karola Dillenburger, Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken P. Kerr
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Dec 7, 2005 - Education - 304 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Empowering Parents with Science Mickey Keenan
18
2 Where are We Now in New Zealand? Mary Henderson
53
Making Sense of It All Behaviourally Eric Messick and Mary Clark
67
4 Starting an ABA Programme Erika Ford and Judith Petry
91
Setting Up an ABABased PreSchool Group for Children with Autism Lynne McKerr and Stephen Gallagher
133
The Growth of the Saplings Model of Education Phil Smyth Marc de Salvo and Aisling Ardiff
146
7 Lessons Learned from Starting a CommunityBased ABA Programme for Kids with ASDs Eric Messick and Shelley Wise
162
Supporting Meaningful Change for Individuals Families and Professionals Ken P Kerr and Claire Lacey
189
10 A Siblings Perspective and My Brother Mikey
218
11 ABA is not A Therapy for Autism Mecca Chiesa
225
12 What Do Parents Think of ABA? Karola Dillenburger and Mickey Keenan
241
Resources for Parents Compiled by Eric V Larsson
255
Contributors
288
Subject Index
292
Author Index
301
Copyright

9 Mikey Dealing with Courts Tribunals and Politicians Helen Byrne and Tony Byrne
208

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Page 20 - If we are to use the methods of science in the field of human affairs, we must assume that behavior is lawful and determined. We must expect to discover that what a man does is the result of specifiable conditions and that once these conditions have been discovered, we can anticipate and to some extent determine his actions.

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Mickey Keenan is a behaviour analyst and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has published widely in journals and is co-editor of Advances in Behaviour Analysis (University College Dublin Press) and Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Mary Henderson is the parent of a 10-year-old child with autism who has had ABA therapy since the age of two. She is the co-founder of Brightsparks Sports and Recreation for ASD children and is currently chairperson of Autism New Zealand Auckland branch. Ken P. Kerr is senior behaviour analyst for Western Care Association, Ireland. He has been involved in home-based intervention programmes for many years and has taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He is also co-editor of Parents' Education as Autism Therapists by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Karola Dillenburger is a chartered clinical psychologist and qualified social worker. She is senior lecturer in the School of Sociology, Social Policy, and Social Work at Queen's University, Belfast and has published widely both nationally and internationally. She is co-editor of Advances in Behaviour Analysis (University College Dublin Press) and Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

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