Merrill Winston

Adventures in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis A Practical Guidebook for Understanding and Solving Behavior Problems in School

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Catalog No. 29647

This book is intended to assist behavior analysts, special educators, regular classroom teachers, and other professionals in their treatment of persons with disabilities who exhibit behavior problems in classroom settings.

It is the product of over 26 years of experience in the field of applied behavior analysis and intellectual disabilities, the last 11 of which were spent working with children with a variety of disabilities in public school settings. Although the emphasis of the text is on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior, other school-related topics are touched upon, including working with the major players such as teachers, parents, principals, and behavior analysts. Other topics include issues related to diagnostic labels as well as included classrooms and how they may affect a child's behavior. Also covered are the use of restraint and seclusion in classrooms, and punishment.

"This book should be in the tool kit of every professional-social worker, behavior analyst, teacher-who works with the behavior of children. Its witty, conversational style belies the combination of solid science and practical experience that is rarely found in books written for the practitioner. A great present for newly minted BCBAs."--Hank Pennypacker, University of Florida (emeritus)

280 pages. 2016



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