Raising a Child with Autism: A Guide to ABA for Parents

Raising a child with AutismRaising a Child with Autism: A Guide to ABA for Parents by Shira Richman.

(XIN Richm 2006)

The author explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home. Tips to enhance play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence are provided. The book also covers toilet training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings. It includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. Pp. 157.

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A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

A Treasure ChestA Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism  by Beth Fouse and Maria Wheeler.

(XBM Fouse 2005)

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of behavior strategies for the child on the autism spectrum and presents over 120 case examples that illustrate the application of those strategies.  Subjects include everything from increasing desired behaviors and communication to crisis and stress management.  Pp. 448.

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The Incredible 5 Point Scale: Assisting Students with ASD in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses

Incredible 5 point scaleThe Incredible 5 Point Scale:  Assisting Students with ASD in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses  by Kari Buron & Mitzi Curtis.

(XBM Buron 2003)

Two teachers share their simple yet successful concept of the 5 point scale to help students understand and control their emotional reactions to everyday events that might otherwise cause escalating reactions.  This book shows how to break down a given behavior and suggests alternative, positive behaviors at each level of the scale.  Pp. 73.

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Activity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior

Activity SchedulesActivity Schedules for Children With Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior  by Lynn E., Ph.D. McClannahan and Patricia J., Ph.D. Krantz.

(XBM McCla 1999)

This book is 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. Pp. 117.

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Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World

sensoryAsperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World  by Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, and Louann Rinner.

(XAS Myles 2000)

This book uncovers the puzzling behavior by children and youth with Asperger Syndrome (AS) that have a sensory base and, therefore, are often difficult to pinpoint and interpret. Pp. 129.

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