Developed for individuals on the autism spectrum with a developmental age of approximately 1--4 years, this comprehensive ABA curriculum contains everything needed to teach foundational level skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills, play, and foundational skills of daily living.
Evidence-based, the resource guides instructors step-by-step through using ABA to teach over 140 foundational skills. The program can be individualized to meet the needs and interests of the individual, and instructions are given on how to do this. An accompanying CD contains the teaching materials needed to implement the program, including over 1000 color picture cards, handy printable copies of the curriculum programs, data forms and checklists. The authors also provide guidance on creating an effective ABA teaching environment, as well as a wealth of practical teaching strategies for ensuring therapy success.
This is a resource for professionals working with children with ASDs who are looking for a robust and ready-to-implement ABA curriculum. It will be a valuable tool for behavior analysts, teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists and students in these fields, as well as to parents working with professionals to implement an ABA program.
"This is a curriculum written by gifted clinicians and behavioral interventionists. It is organized in developmental levels to make it more easily usable for therapists, teachers and families. This is an important and significant effort that links the science of ABA with pragmatic methods in a graduated curriculum to help children with autism with strategies that work."--Roberta E. Bauer MD, FAAP, Developmental Pediatrician, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Julie Knapp, PhD, BCBA-D, is a pediatric neuropsychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate. She is executive director of the Knapp Center for Childhood Development located in Boardman, OH, which specializes in the diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Knapp offers an international ABA program assisting families from other parts of the world to travel to the US for ABA therapy. She offers remote training and supervision on ABA programs through a HIPPA secure website to families across the world who otherwise cannot find local ABA therapy or who wants expert advice on their program. Dr. Knapp is also a consultant at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and holds an appointment at Case Western Reserve University.
Carolline Turnbull is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst at KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center in Twinsburg, OH. Carolline is a behavior consultant for home and school based consultation and developed a dance class for children ages 3-6 with varying disabilities and their neurotypical peers. She completed her bachelor's degree in speech pathology and audiology at Kent State University and her course work for her BCaBA at Florida Institute of Technology. Carolline has worked in the area of behavioral management of children and young adults with developmental disabilities for 15 years.
496 pages. 2014
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