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Paperback Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism (Topics in Autism) Book

ISBN: 189062702X

ISBN13: 9781890627027

Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism (Topics in Autism)

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This guide explains how the teaching method known as Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) can benefit young children with autism and related disorders. This includes all children whose diagnosis falls within the broad spectrum of Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), especially those of five years or younger. The book discusses applied behavioural analysis (ABA), the central component of intensive behavioural intervention. Readers learn how...

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Highly recommended as a supplementary resource

Written by autism experts Sandra L. Harris and Mary Jane Weiss, Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism is a guide for parents and educators to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism, methods that are ideally implemented as soon as a child has been diagnosed. Now in a revised and expanded second edition, Right from the Start covers the concept of early intensive behavioral intervention; home-based, center-based, and school-based programs; curriculum and teaching programs; choose the right program for one's child; and much more. "Another relatively recent change in the use of ABA methods with children with ASD is in how we handle errors in response. In the past, we sometimes allowed learners to make mistakes several times before we prompted them to give the correct answer. The problem is that children on the autism spectrum have a tendency to repeat errors. (Actually, we all have that tendency, but individuals with autism seem to have an extra vulnerability)... Errorless learning focuses on the prevention and interruption of errors. We try to prevent errors in new tasks by prompting students with physical or verbal help." Highly recommended as a supplementary resource for anyone involved with or responsible for a child with autism spectrum disorder.

Great book for the layman

If you are seeking intervention for a child who has been diagnosed in the Autism Spectrum, you should do as much research as possible into all interventions. This book describes in ordinary English what an Applied Behavioral Analysis program should look like, and what the parent or guardian of a child afflicted with Autism should be looking for in an ABA program. This book was a tremendous help to my husband and me when we evaluated our school district's ABA program and other ABA programs in our region. I highly recommend it to anyone learning about ABA. Prof. Harris has been a great help to me and is highly respected in the Autism community.

If you are new to Autism & ABA - this is a good book

BUT, if you know about ABA and have read "The Me Book" from Lovaas or "Let me hear your voice" from Maurice - this book is not for you.So let me talk to you if you are a newbie to autism. This book is GREAT because it explains in ENGLISH the basics on ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) treatment for autism. It reviews case studies on choices, how to get started, funding, and other extremely important topics for newbies.It is a great book that I give to new parents with children affected with autism ALL THE TIME. But remember: if you are an advanced person been doing the autism and ABA journey for awhile, this book is NOT for you....

Read this book and realize you're not alone

I wish I'd had this book so much earlier. I cried as I read the parents' stories and experiences--they sound just like the talks my husband and I have and our worries, hopes, and dreams for our son. This is a wonderful book of insight and advice for getting started receiving services and assuring you that you can make progress in reaching your child! Strongly recommended.

This should be Required Reading !

This is an excellent book! One of the best I've read(and that covers quite a few!).Excellent advice for Parents just starting out in the maze of Autism treatments and also wonderful for professionals.Lots of practical advice"If someone promises you huge gains,run fast in the other direction"."Be a questioning critical consumer".Lots of excellent advice on choosing a program and fabulous comments from parents which capture the whole essence of dealing with Autism.This book tells us what we all know that the best thing for our children is to 'get in their faces' with early intensive behavioural intervention.Good luck fellow Parents!
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