Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Successful Generalization in Natural Environments / Edition 1

Real Life, Real Progress for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Successful Generalization in Natural Environments / Edition 1

by Christina, Ed. Whalen Ed.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557669546

ISBN-13: 9781557669544

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Generalization is the key to effective autism intervention when children can apply new skills across settings, they'll make broad, long-term improvements in behavior and social communication. The first how-to guide to generalization is finally here! Practical and reader-friendly, this is the book that helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions

Overview

Generalization is the key to effective autism intervention when children can apply new skills across settings, they'll make broad, long-term improvements in behavior and social communication. The first how-to guide to generalization is finally here! Practical and reader-friendly, this is the book that helps professionals take today's most popular autism interventions to the next level by making generalization an integral part of them. Pre-K Grade 8 special educators, early interventionists, SLPs, and other professionals will enhance 6 widely used autism intervention models (see box) with specific, evidence-based generalization strategies get dozens of easy activities that really help children use new skills consistently no matter where they are or who they're with learn about generalization from the experts who know best, with contributions from top autism authorities like Ilene Schwartz, Carol Gray, Andy Bondy, Laura Schriebman, and Bryna Siegel provide positive, supportive parent education so they can be active partners in promoting their children's generalization of skills weave generalization strategies into every phase of intervention planning, not just at the end after skills have already been learned modify generalization strategies for different settings, so children can achieve their ultimate goal: applying their skills successfully in school, at home, and in the community assess the effectiveness of generalization strategies at multiple stages of instruction Case studies and vivid examples bring the strategies to life in every chapter, and forms and checklists help professionals plan interventions, track children's goals, and monitor their progress toward generalization. With this urgently needed guide to one of the most important facets of autism intervention, readers will help children generalize social behaviors and communication skills and ensure better lives and brighter futures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557669544
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor

Contributors

Foreword
Lee Grossman

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Generalization and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Daniel Openden, Christina Whalen, Shannon Cernich, & Manya Vaupel

I. Popular Autism Interventions and Generalization Strategies

2. Enhancing Generalization of Treatment Effects via Pivotal Response Training and the Individualization of Treatment Protocols
Laura Schreibman, Aubyn C. Stahmer, & Jessica Suhrheinrich

3. Enhancing the Generalization of Skills Taught Through Discrete Trial Instruction
Mary Jane Weiss & Robert H. LaRue

4. Generalization Issues Pertaining to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Andy Bondy & Lori Frost

5. Social Stories, Categorization, and Generalization in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Carol Gray

6. Generalization in Computer-Assisted Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Christina Whalen, Dominic W. Massaro, & Lauren Franke

II. Generalization Applications to Parents, Schools, and Community

7. The JumpStart Learning-to-Learn Model: Parent Training in Naturalistic Teaching for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Bryna Siegel & Anne Bernard

8. Increasing Generalization by Training Teachers to Provide Parent Training for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak

9. Generalization in School Settings: Strategies for Planning and Teaching
Ilene S. Schwartz, Carol Davis, Annie McLaughlin, & Nancy E. Rosenberg

10. Generalizing In-Home Treatment Gains
Sabrina D. Daneshvar, William D. Frea, & Ronit M. M. Molko

Index

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