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Preschool Education Programsfor Children with Autism
Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, Third EditionBy Sandra Harris and Jan HandlemanPreschool Education Programs for Children with Autism is written for special education teachers, school administrators, child-study team members, psychologists, speech therapists, and advocates and parents who are concerned about the education of preschool-age children with autism. It will be especially helpful to persons who are considering creating a classroom to serve these children or persons interested in ensuring that the services they currently offer meet state-of-the-art criteria. In creating this book, 10 distinguished service providers from a variety of programs for children with autism were asked to address a set of questions concerning the structure, financing, staffing, assessment procedures, curriculum, and support services of their program. In addition, each author discussed what he or she viewed as important unresolved issues in the education and treatment of autism in the preschool years. Although each chapter follows a similar format, each chapter is unique because every program differs and every program has a special focus to offer the reader. Format: Paperback Pages: 252 Author: Harris, Sandra L.,Handleman, Jan S. Publisher: PRO-ED, Inc. Publish Date: 2008 ISBN-10: 1416402578 ISBN-13: 9781416402572 Language: English


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Project Follow Through
Project Follow Through by Cathy L. Watkins Project Follow Through, originally conceived in 1967 as a social action program to extend Head Start into the primary grades, became an educational experiment aimed at finding effective methods for educating disadvantaged children. Follow Through, in effect, created a national learning laboratory, providing a unique opportunity to study the effectiveness of a variety of educational methods. The results indicated that the Direct Instruction model and, to a lesser degree, the Behavior Analysis model provided viable solutions to the problem of teaching disadvantaged children. Yet the results of the Follow Through evaluation have been virtually ignored by the educational establishment. This paper presents a case history of Project Follow Through and examines the factors that have led the educational establishment to ignore teaching methods that are effective in raising the academic achievement of disadvantaged children. ISBN 1-881317-04-8 (1997) 103 p.


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Radical Behaviorism:The Philosophy and the Science
Radical Behaviorism: The Philosophy and the Science By Mecca ChiesaTo a greater extent than any other behavioral formulation, Radical Behaviorism has abandoned mechanistic explanation. Like Darwin, B.F. Skinner adopted selection as a causal mode. He applied that mode himself to the behavior of the individual, pointing out but leaving it to others to unravel the causal role of selection in the behavior of a social culture.Also, Radical Behaviorism parts company with traditional behaviorists who pronounce private experience and thinking to be outside the domain of science. Misconceptions, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations have kept the humanity and the promise of this approach to behavioral science from those who would have welcomed and used it if they had been properly informed.From the Author's Preface:This book is my attempt to bring together and to articulate radical behaviorism's position on issues relating to how we ask questions about behavior and how it can be explained within a scientific framework. Some may disagree with my interpretation, others may find aspects of it helpful to their own understanding. Above all, I hope that this book will do for other students and practitioners of psychology what writing it has done for me: provide an integrative theme for evaluating the multiplicity of theoretical approaches in psychology today. Format: Paperback Pages: 241 Author: Chiesa, Mecca Publisher: Authors Cooperative, Inc. Publish Date: 1994 ISBN-10: 0962331147 Language: English


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Raising Good Kids in Tough Times:7 Crucial Habits forParent Success
Raising Good Kids in Tough Times: 7 Crucial Habits for Parent Success by Roger McIntire Seven crucial habits that help parents raise good kids, maintain a loving relationship, and counter the dangerous examples, attitudes, and temptations children face in today's multimedia world. Practical guidelines are illustrated with over 200 examples and more than 60 parent-child dialogues. This book covers the basics from toilet training, sleeping habits, and listening skills to sibling rivalry, sex, drugs, and social skills. It also addresses single-parent problems and strategies and parent activism in the school and community. ISBN 0-9640558-9-9 (paper) Published by Summit Crossroads Press


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Removing Obstacles to Safety, 2nd Edition
Removing Obstacles to Safety, 2nd Editionby Judy L. Agnew, Ph.D. & Gail Snyder, M.S.Creating and maintaining a competitive business that keeps safety as a priority is tough. Organizations have created excellent practices and procedures resulting in safer work environments, but behavior must be a key component of any successful safety endeavor. Removing Obstacles to Safety: A Behavior-Based Approach provides a quick, but detailed overview for integrating that key component with any ongoing safety process. Relevant to every member of any workforce, behavior-based safety (BBS) presents solutions to ergonomic, production, and lone worker issues at every level. Though targeting safety at work, this book also serves as a handy and easy-to-understand guide that reveals how to use BBS anywhere at anytime—because accidents don’t just happen on the job. In fact, for many, taking this system home has demonstrated the value of positive steps that even kids can use to develop safe habits. Case studies, chapter summaries, and a Q & A section kept the 1st edition in demand, but the revised edition offers even more: additional chapters further defining managerial, supervisory and frontline roles, leadership strategies, and industry-specific examples of applying this proven method to and beyond safety initiatives. Removing Obstacles to Safety, 2nd edition clearly explains the scientifically based formula for removing barriers to safe behavior, identifying and eliminating at-risk actions, and optimally promoting safety at work and at home. Format: Paperback Pages: 218 Author: Agnew, Judy,Snyder, Gail Publisher: Performance Management Publications Publish Date: 2008 ISBN-10: 0937100072 ISBN-13: 978-0937100073 Language: English


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Right from the Start - Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism 2nd Edition
Right from the Start - Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autismby Sandra L. Harris and Mary Jane WeissThis informative and user-friendly guide helps parents of young children with autism and related disorders and their service providers explore programs that use early intensive behavioral intervention. In this proven educational method based on applied behavior analysis, each behavior is broken into its components and taught step by step, with each small gain rewarded with appropriate feedback. Within these programs, many children make substantial improvement in intellectual, social, and adaptive functioning, enabling them to move on to regular preschools and elementary schools. The greatest benefits are for children age five and younger, but older children, too, can benefit.The various early intervention models ranging from center-based treatment programs available at universities, public schools, and private schools to home-based programs are described. Additionally, components of programs are compared including: curriculum; teacher-to-student ratio; inclusion; transitioning; family involvement; and professional credentials. Case studies, discussions of research findings, parent statements, and the authors. frequent reminders to maintain a healthy skepticism further aid parents in finding or setting up a program that meets the unique needs of their child and family. Professionals who provide services to these families can use this book for assistance in implementing their own program, or to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing one. Published by Woodbine HouseISBN 1-890627-02-X (1998) (paper) 200 p. Format: Paperback Pages: 175 Author: Harris, Sandra L.,Weiss, Mary Jane Publisher: Woodbine House Publish Date: 2007 ISBN-10: 1890627801 ISBN-13: 978-1890627805 Language: English


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Skills Training for the Special Child - DVD
Skills Training for the Special Child - DVDEllen P. Reese In this video, the focus is on the application of behavioral principles to the teaching of mathematical skills. The video was written, directed and narrated by Ellen P. Reese at Mount Holyoke College in 1978. Part 1, Teaching Number Concepts to Retarded Children, focuses on specifying what behavior would demonstrate acquisition of the concept of number and teaching those behaviors to a child with developmental disabilities. A stimulus shaping program designed to teach counting and the concept of number is demonstrated. In Part 2, Arithmetic, an instructional program for teaching arithmetic concepts such as more/fewer, the ordinal scale, equality is demonstrated with another child with developmental disabilities. (DVD, 33 minutes)For home use only.


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Skills Training for the Special Child - VHS
Skills Training for the Special Child - VideoEllen P. Reese In this video, the focus is on the application of behavioral principles to the teaching of mathematical skills. The video was written, directed and narrated by Ellen P. Reese at Mount Holyoke College in 1978. Part 1, Teaching Number Concepts to Retarded Children, focuses on specifying what behavior would demonstrate acquisition of the concept of number and teaching those behaviors to a child with developmental disabilities. A stimulus shaping program designed to teach counting and the concept of number is demonstrated. In Part 2, Arithmetic, an instructional program for teaching arithmetic concepts such as more/fewer, the ordinal scale, equality is demonstrated with another child with developmental disabilities. (video, 33 minutes)For home use only.


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Stream Machine (Mac/PC)A multimedia template for behavior analysts
Stream Machine (Mac/PC) A multimedia template for behavior analysts A picture paints a thousand words! Now behavior analysts can harness the discriminative control afforded by moving pictures to help make their teaching resources come alive. With this unique software designed by behavior analysts for behavior analysts, you can create and sell your own multimedia tutorial, or create a multimedia research presentation, or organize examples of your applied work. Simply replace each of the 30 Video Clip, Audio, Text, and Figures included in this softare template with your own material without the need for programming. This software was demonstrated at the recent ABA convention in New Orleans as part of an invited talk by Mickey Keenan, University of Ulster, North Ireland. ISBN 0-9539621-1-3CD-ROM


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Tactics of Scientific ResearchEvaluating Experimental Datain Psychology
Tactics of Scientific ResearchEvaluating Experimental Data in PsychologyMurray Sidman Discussing the major themes of replication, variability, and experimental design, Sidman describes the step-by-step planning of experiments, the need for constant attention to trends of incoming data, and the alteration of plan, method, or design that those trends sometimes make necessary. From the Author's Preface:The conception of experimental methodology that I advance here is neither revolutionary nor new. But I must caution the student not to expect a set of rules of experimental procedure, to be memorized in classic textbook fashion. The pursuit of science is an intensely personal affair. Experimenters cannot always tell us how or why they do what they do, and the fact that their conclusions are sound so much of the time remains a puzzle even to the many philosophers, logicians, and scientists who have devoted a major portion of their time and effort to this problem. LCCCN: 60-13278 428 p. (paper)Published by Authors Cooperative, Inc.
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