The long awaited follow-up to The ME Book, this is an essential resource for anyone working with children on the autism spectrum. The book covers many issues and concepts in the following sections: Basic Concepts include: Diagnosis; Behavior Delays; Behavior Excesses and Typical Behaviors; the Continuity Model; Alternatives to Diagnoses; Evaluation of Behavioral Treatment; Preparatory Steps; Excessive Tantrums and Self Injurious Behavior; Motivational Problems; Attention Problems.
Transition to Treatment includes: Establishing Cooperation and Tantrum Reduction; Introduction to Matching and Imitation; Matching and Sorting; Nonverbal Imitation; Introduction to Language Problems; Early Receptive Language. Early Learning Concepts include: Discrimination Learning; Receptive Identification of Objects and Behaviors; Early Play Skills; Self Help Skills.
Expressive Language includes: Verbal Imitation; Expressive Labeling of Objects and Behaviors; Early Abstract Language and Grammar; Prepositions; Emotions. Strategies for Visual Learners include: Reading and Writing; Communication Strategies; Involving Parents in Treatment; Data Collection; Considerations in Selecting Consultation for Home-Based Programs; Common Problems in Teaching.
Programmatic Considerations include: Strategies for Creating an Early Intervention; Parent Support Organization; The Blueprint for Obtaining a Free and Appropriate Public Education; The Current Wave of ABA Litigation.
Paperback, 430 pages, by O. Ivar Lovaas