Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a method that has been found to be effective in teaching children with autistic spectrum disorders and changing their behaviours. Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.
1. What is autism? 2. Learning theory and Applied Behavior Analysis. 3. Structuring your child's free time. 4. Reducing maladaptive behaviors. 5. Daily living skills. 6. Increasing communication. 7. Sibling interaction. 8. Bringing your child with autism into the community. 9. A parent's personal account. Resources. Index.