This book is considered a classic in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) literature. It contains programs that are still used and adapted by parents and professionals who work with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays, and it provides a solid foundation of ABA philosophy and related teaching strategies. Part one of the book describes teaching techniques designed to increase and decrease different aspects of a child's behavior. Part two outlines procedures developed to teach children how to sit, be attentive, and overcome disruptive behavior. The rest of the book details specific behavioral programs that are grouped in the following categories: imitation, matching, and early language; basic self-help skills; intermediate language; advanced language; and preparation for community settings.
An instructional program for parents and professionals that concisely shows how to help children who are developmentally challenged function more normally at home and in the community. This book is one of the first manuals used by parents and professionals to help children acquire language and social skills. The manual concretely delineates the steps involved in teaching children with autism, from verbal imitation and matching, to basic self-help skills like toileting and tooth brushing, and then on to early, intermediate and advanced language.
SPECIFICATIONSPaperbook, 250 pages, by O. Ivar Lovaas, PhD