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"Both parents and professionals who work with young children with autism should read this book."
--Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures (From the Foreword)
"To Miss Molly, before you started with an ABA program, we couldn't sing to you , we couldn't talk too loud, or even play music. Now you are in the drama club, dance classes, and on stage singing at the school talent show!!! I'm so proud of you."
--Mother of Molly Martin, featured in Chapter 4
Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment offers a wealth of insight and hope to both parents and clinicians. This book documents the latest research that shows that children who receive Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment consistently progress in skill development.
This groundbreaking treatment has allowed numerous children to reach the "best outcome status," a level of normal intellectual and educational functioning. In essence, they become indistinguishable from their peers in everyday life. A must-read for parents and clinicians, this book is the first to document "best outcome" case studies using exclusively ABA treatment.
Sect. I Seven "Best-Outcome" Cases 1
1 Diamond in the Rough Audrey Gifford Gifford, Audrey 3
2 Maggie Mae Audrey Gifford Gifford, Audrey 41
3 Hey, Look, It's a Train! Rebecca P. F. MacDonald MacDonald, Rebecca P. F. 55
4 Good Golly Miss Molly! Audrey Gifford Gifford, Audrey 71
5 The Case of Nicholas B. Glen O. Sallows Sallows, Glen O. Tamlynn D. Graupner Graupner, Tamlynn D. 89
6 A Parent's Story: Jake and Nick Justin Leaf Leaf, Justin Ronald Leaf Leaf, Ronald Jamison Dayharsh Leaf Leaf, Jamison Dayharsh 113
Sect. II A Historical View of ABA Advances in the Treatment of Autism 139
7 Autism: The Early Years Ennio Cipani Cipani, Ennio 141
8 A Study in Perseverance: The Emergence of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Tristram Smith Smith, Tristram Daniel W. Mruzek Mruzek, Daniel W. Robert T. Peyton Peyton, Robert T. 151
Appendix A Why Is Joint Attention Important? 171
Appendix B Summary of Joint Attention Curriculum Sequence 173
Appendix C Why Artie Can't Learn! 175
Appendix D What Do We Know About Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention? Robert T. Peyton Peyton, Robert T. Daniel W. Mruzek Mruzek, Daniel W. Tristram Smith Smith, Tristram 185