Incentives for Change

Incentives for Change

by Lara Delmolino, Sandra L. Harris
     
 
This guide provides parents and professionals with invaluable tools to help them with the often-challenging task of motivating children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Authors Harris and Delmolino draw on nearly half a century of combined experience working with people with autism. They share their expertise in lay terms, describing techniques for

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This guide provides parents and professionals with invaluable tools to help them with the often-challenging task of motivating children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Authors Harris and Delmolino draw on nearly half a century of combined experience working with people with autism. They share their expertise in lay terms, describing techniques for determining the right incentives and ways to use motivation to stimulate learning and affect behavior.

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Library Journal
In this entry of Woodbine House's excellent "Topics in Autism" series, psychologists Harris and Delmolino (both Douglass Developmental Disabilities Ctr., Rutgers Univ.) provide an overview for using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a proven therapy for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They outline methods to encourage individuals with ASD to interact verbally with others by asking questions and expressing choices, e.g., "reinforcers" such as favorite food, games, and movies as rewards. In each chapter, the authors introduce a new or expanded concept with a personal narrative, the desired outcome, and a path to achieve that desired result; they continually integrate the example into that solution and provide worksheets and forms to track progress. Easy to follow, this first-rate introduction to ABA is accessible to a wide range of audiences. Strongly recommended for all public libraries and academic libraries with ASD collections.-Corey Seeman, Univ. of Toledo Lib., OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627607
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Topics in Autism Series
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.32(d)

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