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Raising a Child with Autism

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase...
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Overview

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help children with autism interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029103
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2000
  • Series: Autism Series
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 845,208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

1 What is Autism? 9
2 Learning Theory and Applied Behavior Analysis 23
3 Structuring Your Child's Free Time 39
4 Reducing Maladaptive Behaviors 59
5 Daily Living Skills 77
6 Increasing Communication 101
7 Sibling Interaction 125
8 Bringing a Child with Autism into the Community 137
Epilogue: Our Story: A Parent's Account 151
References and Resources 159
Index 169
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    A great place to start.

    Shira Richman gave us a great short book which outlines many of the strategies used in helping autistic children. She starts off by addressing the question of what is autism then writes about all the different remedies. She addresses how behavioral intervention can be used to teach autistic children and correct behaviors. Towards the end the book the author addresses issues surrounding siblings, family and the community. The book remains in a condensed text book fashion until the last chapter. In the last chapter she writes about her own son who is autistic.

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