Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an effective behavioural treatment programme widely used with children with autism to improve socially significant behaviours. This practical book gives detailed guidance on how to develop a tailored ABA programme that includes the key features of ABA: detailed individual behaviour assessment, reinforcement strategies to encourage new behaviours and systematic programme implementation. Chapters also include individual family case studies and discuss relevant issues such as day-to-day management of programmes for both younger and older children, collaboration in the community, sibling support, school-based programmes and obtaining services. The international contributors offer practical advice on the approach needed for the successful implementation of ABA. Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism will be a key resource for parents, teachers, social workers, psychologists, researchers, nurses, health visitors and anyone with an interest in improving the ability to cope with the world of children with autism.
About the Author
Mickey Keenan is a behaviour analyst and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has published widely in journals and is co-editor of Parents' Education as Autism Therapists by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Mary Henderson is the parent of a 10-year-old child with autism who has had ABA therapy since the age of two. She is the co-founder of Brightsparks Sports and Recreation for ASD children and is currently chairperson of Autism New Zealand Auckland branch. Ken P. Kerr is senior behaviour analyst for Western Care Association, Ireland. He has been involved in home-based intervention programmes for many years and has taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He is also co-editor of Parents' Education as Autism Therapists by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Karola Dillenburger is a clinical social worker and qualified social worker. She is senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work at Queen's University, Belfast. She is co-editor of Parents' Education as Autism Therapists by Jessica Kingsley Publishers