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For over 25 years, the author team of Alberto and Troutman has written a technically sound, systematically organized and highly-readable text for students of applied behavior analysis, behavior management, and behavior modification courses. The text continues its tradition of aiding students in their understanding of the core concepts of applied behavior analysis, how to apply these concepts in the classroom and alternative settings, and to use the tools and methods appropriately and ethically. Scholarly and empirically based, this market-leading text gives students what they need to understand using the principles and practices of applied behavioral management in the classroom in a friendly, accessible-even fun-manner. The newly revised Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers, 8/e, does not disappoint. New to the eighth edition: New and revised content includes: identifying target behavior, collecting and graphing data, functional assessment, experimental design, arranging antecedents and consequences, generalizing behavior change and discusses the importance of ethical considerations in using applied behavior analysis in the classroom. Content is presented in the order of decision-making by a teacher who has a student exhibiting challenging behavior in class or a student who needs to execute a behavior-change project. A rewritten and expanded chapter on functional assessment and functional analysis and new Behavior Support Plans (Chapter Six). Features classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research. Updated examples that address the contemporary interests of children and young adults Classroom "snapshots" that show teachers using applied behavior analysis techniques in different settings An enhanced online supplemental support package for instructors who adopt the text.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Hunter College in New York City he taught elementary aged students with intellectual disabilities in the south Bronx. While teaching he completed a master’s degree in Special Education: mental retardation at Fordham University. He moved to Atlanta and completed his PhD in Special Education: Severe Disabilities at Georgia State University. His professional career in higher education has been at GSU in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. He is coordinator of the teacher education program in Multiple and Severe Disabilities. He is Co-Director of the program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is Co-Director of the University Initiative on Language and Literacy. Since 2003 he has served as co-editor of the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Currently he is Principal Investigator on a grant from the Institute on Education Sciences entitled "Integrated Literacy for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.”
Anne C. Troutman
After receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Georgia in 1964 Anne taught elementary grades for 5 years. She completed her Master’s Degree in special education from Georgia State University and taught students with behavior disorders in self-contained and resource settings and served as a crisis intervention specialist and special education supervisor. After receiving her Ph.D. from Georgia State in 1977 she taught graduate and undergraduate students in general and special education at The University of Memphis until her retirement in 2009.