PARENTS' EDUCATION AS AUTISM THERA / Edition 1

PARENTS' EDUCATION AS AUTISM THERA / Edition 1

by Mickey Keenan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853027782

ISBN-13: 9781853027789

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Clear, focused, and practical, this book is a useful introduction to ABA for parents and professionals working with children with autism.

Successful child rearing is an essential skill for any parent. For most of us this skill is handed down from our own parents and society in general. In real terms this means that rather than relying on any formal instruction to

Overview

Clear, focused, and practical, this book is a useful introduction to ABA for parents and professionals working with children with autism.

Successful child rearing is an essential skill for any parent. For most of us this skill is handed down from our own parents and society in general. In real terms this means that rather than relying on any formal instruction to help us, we bring up our children using skills based largely upon common sense and a willingness to do our best. These methods are, by-and-large, successful in everyday situations. However, when it comes to more difficult aspects of developing skills in our children, we need something more dependable than good will. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), the systematic implementation of scientifically proven behavioural principles offers just that. Aimed at enhancing people's lives in ways that they or their carers feel are important, it includes a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote, decrease, or maintain skills for daily living.

ABA has been used to help children with autism for many years in many countries. In Northern Ireland the PEAT group offers parents the education necessary to become their own child's therapists using ABA. In this book these parents and the professionals involved in their training share their knowledge, experience, and successes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853027789
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Professor Newman, Association in Manhattan for Autistic Children. 1. Applied Behaviour Analysis: A Parents' Perspective, Barbara Hanna, Mary O'Cahan, Hillary Johnston and Laura McKay. 2. Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: The Therapy of Choice, Ken P. Kerr. 3. Functional Analysis, Ian Taylor. 4. The Story of Colin, Laura McKay, Mickey Keenan and Karola Dillenburger. 5. What do we Want to Teach our Children? Parents from the PEAT Group and Ken P. Kerr. 6. Conclusion and the Way Ahead, Mickey Keenan, Ken P. Kerr and Karola Dillenburger. References. Index.

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