Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

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Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis by Wayne W. Fisher PhD

Describing the state of the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this comprehensive handbook provides detailed information about theory, research, and intervention. The contributors are leading ABA authorities who present best practices in behavioral assessment and demonstrate evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors. Conceptual, empirical, and procedural building blocks of ABA are reviewed and specific applications described in education, autism treatment, safety skills for children, and other areas. The volume also addresses crucial professional and ethical issues, making it a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609185039
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/06/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the H. B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Dr. Fisher’s research interests include preference, choice, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. He is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Fellowship Award and the American Psychological Association (Division 25) award for distinguished contributions to applied behavioral research.

Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, is a Professor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she is also Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Dr. Piazza's research examines various aspects of feeding behavior in children with disabilities, with a focus on behavioral approaches to assessment and treatment.

Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director of the University’s Family Behavior Analysis Clinic. He is currently an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the boards of directors of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Roane's research and clinical interests focus on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, preference identification, and program development.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Philosophy, Principles, and Basic Methods, Wayne W. Fisher, Rebecca A. Groff, and Henry S. RoaneII. Basic Principles and Concepts2. Respondent (Pavlovian) Conditioning, John W. Donahoe and Rocío Vegas3. Basic Operant Contingencies: Main Effects and Side Effects, A. Charles Catania4. Schedules of Reinforcement, F. Charles Mace, Jamie L. Pratt, Amanda N. Zangrillo, and Mark W. Steege5. Stimulus Control and Generalization, Joseph E. Spradlin and Jennifer L. Simon 6. Designing Instructional Programming for Early Reading Skills, Kathryn J. Saunders III. Measurement, Design, and Methodological Issues7. Defining and Measuring Behavior, SungWoo Kahng, Einar T. Ingvarsson, Anna M. Quigg, Kimberly E. Seckinger, and Heather M. Teichman8. Single-Case Experimental Designs, Henry S. Roane, Joel E. Ringdahl, Michael E. Kelley, and Ashley C. GloverIV. Behavioral Assessment9. Identifying and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement, Cathleen C. Piazza, Henry S. Roane, and Amanda Karsten10. Functional and Structural Approaches to Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior, David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Jay W. Harding, and Linda J. Cooper-Brown11. Indirect Behavioral Assessments: Interviews and Rating Scales, Michael E. Kelley, Robert H. LaRue, Henry S. Roane, and Dana M. Gadaire12. Direct Observation, Rachel H. Thompson and John C. Borrero13. Functional Analysis: History and Methods, Alison M. Betz and Wayne W. FisherV. Interventions for Increasing Desirable Behavior14. Differential Reinforcement Procedures, Gregory P. Hanley and Jeffrey H. Tiger15. Building Complex Repertoires from Discrete Behaviors by Establishing Stimulus Control, Behavioral Chains, and Strategic Behavior, George H. Noell, Nathan A. Call, and Scott P. Ardoin16. Teaching Verbal Behavior, Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy, and Shannon Crozier17. Staff Training and Management, Dennis H. Reid, Niamh P. O’Kane, and Kenneth M. MacurikVI. Interventions for Decreasing Problem Behavior18. Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior, Richard G. Smith19. Developing Function-Based Extinction Procedures for Problem Behavior, Timothy R. Vollmer and Elizabeth Athens20. Developing Function-Based Reinforcement Procedures for Problem Behavior, Wayne W. Fisher and Kelly Bouxsein21. Developing Function-Based Punishment Procedures for Problem Behavior, Dorothea C. Lerman and Lisa M. Toole22. Token Economies, Kyle W. Boerke and David Reitman VII. Subspecialties23. Behavioral Approaches to Education, Brian K. Martens, Edward J. Daly III, John C. Begeny, and Amanda VanDerHeyden24. Behavioral Treatment of Autism, Tiffany Kodak and Laura L. Grow25. Teaching Safety Skills to Children, Raymond G. Miltenberger and Amy C. Gross26. Behavioral Pediatrics: Integrating Applied Behavior Analysis with Pediatric Medicine, Patrick C. Friman and Cathleen C. Piazza 27. Behavior Analysis and Treatment of Drug Addiction, Kenneth Silverman, Barbara J. Kaminski, Stephen T. Higgins, and Joseph V. Brady28. Behavioral Gerontology, Linda A. LeBlanc, Paige B. Raetz, and Leilani FelicianoVIII. Professional Issues 29. Behavior Analysis and Ethics,William O’Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson30. Training and Professional Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, Gerald L. Shook and James M. Johnston



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