Raising a Child with Autism: A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents

Raising a Child with Autism: A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents

by Shira Richman

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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 autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846426988
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 338 KB

About the Author

Shira Richman is a behavior therapy consultant living in New York, who attained her MA in Psychology at New York University. She has worked extensively with children with autistic spectrum disorders, creating and supervising programs in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been in charge of staff training and evaluation in a number of educational institutions and has also formally instructed parents in Behavioral Theory and Application.
Shira Richman is a behavior therapy consultant who attained her MA in psychology at New York University. She has worked extensively with children with autistic spectrum disorders, creating and supervising programs in applied behavior analysis.

Table of Contents

1. What is autism? 2. Learning theory and Applied Behavior Analysis. 3. Structuring your child's free time. 4. Reducing maladaptive behaviors. 5. Daily living skills. 6. Increasing communication. 7. Sibling interaction. 8. Bringing your child with autism into the community. 9. A parent's personal account. Resources. Index.

Customer Reviews

Raising a Child With Autism 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.