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Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior!: FBA-Based Interventions for People with Autism
     

Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior!: FBA-Based Interventions for People with Autism

by Beth A. Glasberg
 

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Once you've determined the purpose of a child's or student's seemingly senseless behavior by doing a functional behavior assessment (FBA), the next step is to work on changing or modifying the behavior. Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! follows-up on Dr. Glasberg's previous book, Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism, with a guide

Overview

Once you've determined the purpose of a child's or student's seemingly senseless behavior by doing a functional behavior assessment (FBA), the next step is to work on changing or modifying the behavior. Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! follows-up on Dr. Glasberg's previous book, Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism, with a guide to developing an effective behavior intervention plan to stop undesirable behaviors such as hitting, screaming, or repetitive questioning.

Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! outlines an educational approach for parents, teachers, adult service providers, and aides that not only quickly reduces the problem behavior but also teaches the individual with autism new skills to get his needs met. It covers:

Review of what an FBA is
How behavior is learned and unlearned
Preventing challenging behavior
Replacement behaviors
Reinforcement techniques
Pros & cons of reinforcement vs. punishment
Interventions tailored to the function of the problem behavior
Collecting and graphing data
Writing behavior intervention plans
Troubleshooting
Positive Behavior Supports

Full of case studies and "Keep it Simple" tips, plus forms, figures, and graphs, Stop That Seemingly Senseless Behavior! offers families and professionals proven strategies to change a person's challenging behavior, helping him to have a more productive and inclusive future.

Editorial Reviews

David Celilberti
"As was the case with her first book, Dr. Glasberg has laid out essential information in a well organized and helpful fashion. For those struggling with challenging behaviors in persons with autism, this is one of the best books you can read--immensely useful, insightful, and clinically sound. Both professionals and parents alike will find this book to be an invaluable resource for developing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive behavioral interventions."--(David Celilberti, Ph.D., BCBA, President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627768
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Pages:
154
Sales rank:
857,261
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Marie's problem behavior was swearing. An FBA revealed that Marie's swearing functioned to obtain attention from a preferred teacher. Her behavioral intervention allowed her five fewer swear words per day in order to obtain her reinforcer: 15 minutes of special time with her preferred teacher. In order to increase her chances of success, once Marie was only swearing 20 times per day, the allowed swears were reduced by only one each day. The teachers used a token board to help her visualize how many "swears" she had left. After two months, Marie was down to zero swearing incidents per day, and maintained this decreased level one year later.

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