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Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior, 2nd Edition. Lynn McClannahan & Patricia Krantz, $26.95

Activity schedules are a set of pictures or words that cue a sequence of steps. Based on ABA methods, learners are taught using a system of graduated guidance — physical prompts systematically faded as performance increases. Once the individual has mastered their use, he or she can independently follow a schedule to engage in activities at home, at school, and during leisure time. The latest research points to positive outcomes from using activity schedules, including better self-management, decreased problem behaviors, and skill generalization, among other findings.

The new edition of Activity Schedules for Children with Autism includes:

  • How to use activity schedules to organize all aspects of a person’s daily activities, and increase engagement, task completion, making appropriate choices, and sequencing activities
  • An expanded section on the use of activity schedules by adults, describing how they are used at home and in the workplace and via iPods and Blackberries
  • How to use activity schedules to promote social interaction and to teach children to point to and show objects to others in order to share a social experience

Detailed instructions and examples help parents prepare their child's first schedule, then progress to more varied and sophisticated schedules, leading to greater independence.


Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. John Cooper, Timothy Heron & William Howard, $95.00

This comprehensive text, best-suited for upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of:

  • more than 1,000 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies
  • a glossary of more than 250 technical terms and concept
  • more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented
  • five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis
  • the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® BCBA® and BCABA® Behavior Analyst Task List, 3rd Edition.

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: Building a Future Together. Edited by Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken Kerr & Karola Dillenburger, $37.95

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. 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.

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Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Johnny Matson, $124.50

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders ably synthesizes research data and trends with best-practice interventions into a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource. Within its chapters, leading experts review current ABA literature in depth; identify interventions most relevant to children across the autism spectrum; and discuss potential developments in these core areas:

  • Assessment methods, from functional assessment to single case research designs.
  • Treatment methods, including reinforcement, replacement behaviors, and other effective strategies.
  • The role of the differential diagnosis in ABA treatment planning.
  • Specific deficit areas: communication, social skills, stereotypes/rituals.
  • Target behaviors, such as self-injury, aggression, adaptive and self-help problems.
  • ASD-related training concerns, including maintenance and transition issues, and parent training programs.

Autism: Behavior Analytic Perspectives. Patrick Ghezzi, W. Larry Williams & James Carr, editors, $43.50

Behavior analysis has developed the best treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder and is the only approach which speaks of recovery, not just management. This volume includes some of the best researchers and clinicians on this topic and is an essential text for behavior analysts in both academic and clinical settings.


Autism: Classroom Success with ABA. Wendy Ashcroft, et al, $13.95

By using applied behavior analysis (ABA), teachers can make positive and meaningful changes in the lives of their students, including teaching new skills and reducing interfering behavior. Extensive evidence demonstrates that ABA significantly improves outcomes, particularly for students with autism spectrum disorder. This guide is designed as a quick-reference tool for teachers and paraprofessionals, reviews the key features of ABA, and offers examples of how to apply it in classroom settings.

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Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change, 3rd Edition. G. Roy Mayer, Beth Sulzer-Azaroff & Michele Wallace, $203.95

This comprehensive introduction to the field of behavior analysis has been completely updated and references thousands of scientifically-supported constructive solutions within hundreds of areas of human performance. Written by a team of authors who are experienced, accomplished, and well-respected as scientists, scholars, consultants and teachers in the ABA field, this edition features:

  • An instructor's guide with numerous multiple choice and essay exam items for each chapter
  • A student study guide
  • Field activities 
  • An extensive glossary
  • And access to a website containing written supplementary illustrations and examples, video illustrations, a discussion board, and PREZI and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools: a Comprehensive Guide to Best Practice in the Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems in School Settings. Michael Mueller & Ajamu Nkosi, $63.95

The BACS model describes in great detail everything needed for behavior analysts to conduct detailed experimental analyses in school settings to determine the function of severe behavior, whether selected treatments are effective treatments, whether staff is implementing interventions with integrity, and whether the treatments are effective in the referral environment.

This expert based approach relies on empirical analysis, data-based decision making, and single-case methodology. Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools describes in very fine-grained detail the methods and procedures of indirect and descriptive functional behavior assessment, issues related to conducting experimental functional analyses in public school settings, selecting treatments based on the results of the analyses, brief treatment analyses to ensure intervention effectiveness, empirically supported teacher and staff training methods to ensure high treatment integrity, generalization analyses to ensure effectiveness with staff and in the referral environment, and social validity measures and assessment.

Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools is ideal for behavior analysts, behavior therapists, and behavior specialists working with children who demonstrate very challenging behavior. Undergraduate and graduate students in special education, school psychology, behavior analysis, and applied behavior analysis programs will consider this text required reading when learning the methods involved in severe behavior referrals in school settings.


Behavior Modification: What It Is and How It Works, 10th Edition. Gary Martin & Joseph Pear, $208.60

Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It, 10th Edition assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion and references to acquaint readers with some of the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of the field. Readers will emerge with a thorough understanding of behavior modification in a wide variety of populations and settings.

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Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: a Manual for Parents and Professionals. Catherine Maurice, Editor, $89.95

A growing body of research shows that many young children with autism and pervasive developmental disorders can derive significant, lasting, and sometimes dramatic benefits from early intervention based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. This manual, inspired by that research, provides a wealth of practical information for parents, professionals, and others concerned with helping such children. Authors include parents whose children have been the beneficiaries of a science based approach to autism treatment, as well as many noted researchers and experienced clinicians.

The manual gives the reader concrete information on how to evaluate treatment options and differentiate scientifically validated interventions from fads and miracle cures; assess children s skills, needs, and progress objectively and systematically; teach children a wide variety of important skills, ranging from basics such as listening and looking, to complex language and social skills; and determine who is competent to deliver and supervise behavioral intervention.


The BIG Book of ABA Programs: an ABA Program and IEP Goal for Every Teachable Step in the ABLLS-R. Michael Mueller & Ajamu Nkosi, $99.95

With more than 500 precisely written, photocopy-ready ABA teaching protocols and empirical, defendable IEP goals, each program in this book can be customized for any student and unique setting.


The BIG Disc of ABA Programs, CD-ROM. $135.95

This convenient and practical collection contains more than 500 precisely written, printable, modifiable, ABA teaching program protocols for every teaching step in the ABLLS-R (Assessment of Basic Language Learning, Revised).

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Bringing ABA into Your Inclusive Classroom: a Guide to Improving Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Debra Leach, $43.95

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a highly effective, rigorously researched intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders — but most teachers don't get the training they need to put it to work in their inclusive classroom. That's why every K–12 educator needs this practical guidebook, packed with teaching plans and plain-English guidance on using ABA to improve outcomes for students with autism and behavior challenges. Teachers will start with a systematic, start-to-finish guide that demystifies the entire ABA process, from assessment and goal setting to data collection and analysis. Then they'll get fifty sample teaching plans that clearly demonstrate how to use ABA to support students across social, communication, behavioral, academic, and independent functioning domains.

Using concrete examples every teacher can relate to, the teaching plans show how to get results using a combination of effective ABA strategies, such as explicit instruction, positive reinforcement, prompting and fading procedures, video modeling, peer-mediated interventions, social stories, and self-monitoring tools. Teachers will also get helpful guidance on developing their own ABA teaching plans to resolve their students' classroom challenges.


Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities. Debra Leach, $41.50

Ideal for use with children birth to five, this practical, reader-friendly guidebook is the first to combine ABA with natural environment intervention, the widely used, research-supported approach to meeting the needs of children with disabilities. You’ll learn the fundamental principles and research behind ABA and natural environment intervention, and you’ll get one clear and practical framework for conducting effective assessment of behavior, skills, routines, and caregiver priorities. To get you started with ABA, the book gives you 25 sample teaching plans that strengthen communication, social interaction, positive behavior, independent play and daily living skills, cognitive skills, and participation in everyday routines. Vivid, realistic case studies of diverse children walk you through the ABA process from start to finish. And with the blank forms and data sheets, you’ll easily assess children’s skills and participation and monitor their progress toward goals.

With this comprehensive guide to a proven intervention approach, you’ll help young children with ASD and other disabilities make lasting improvements and participate fully at home, at school, and in their community.


Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching for Children with Autism. Aubyn Stahmer, Jessica Suhrheinrich, et al, $79.95

This practical manual and accompanying DVD-ROM present a research-supported behavioral intervention for children with autism that teachers can easily integrate into their existing classroom curriculum. Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT) enhances children's motivation and participation in learning; increases the number of learning opportunities they experience each day; and promotes mastery of targeted communication, play, social, and academic skills. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding, the book features more than two dozen reproducible worksheets and forms to aid in planning and implementing the procedures. The DVD-ROM includes narrated PowerPoint presentations with invaluable video examples of CPRT in action, along with copies of the reproducibles.

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Comic Strip Conversations: Colorful, Illustrated Interactions with Students with Autism and Related Disorders. Carol Gray, $12.95

Carol Gray combines stick-figures with "conversation symbols" to illustrate what people say and think during conversations. Showing what people are thinking reinforces that others have independent thoughts — a concept spectrum children don't intuitively understand. Children can also recognize that, although people say one thing, they may think something quite different — another concept foreign to "concrete-thinking" children. Children can draw their own "comic strips" to show what they are thinking and feeling about events or people. Different colors can represent different states of mind. These deceptively simple comic strips can reveal as well as convey quite a lot of substantive information.


A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

These evidence-based resource guides take instructors step-by-step through using ABA to teach over 140 foundational skills. The programs can be individualized to meet the needs and interests of the individual, and instructions are given on how to do this. Each volume has an accompanying CD which contains the teaching materials needed to implement the program, including over color picture cards, handy printable copies of the curriculum programs, data forms and checklists. The authors also provide guidance on creating an effective ABA teaching environment, as well as a wealth of practical teaching strategies for ensuring therapy success.

These are unparalleled resources for professionals working with children with ASDs who are looking for a robust and ready-to-implement ABA curriculum. It will be a valuable tool for behaviour analysts, teachers, psychologists, occupational therapists and students in these fields, as well as to parents working with professionals to implement an ABA program.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skill. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

Developed for individuals on the autism spectrum with a developmental age of approximately 1–4 years, this comprehensive ABA curriculum contains everything needed to teach foundational level skills such as appropriate sitting, attention, eye contact, motor skills, basic receptive and expressive language skills, play, and foundational skills of daily living.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

Containing everything needed to teach beginning skills such as imitation, visual spatial awareness, expressive and receptive language skills and skills of daily living, this comprehensive ABA curriculum has been developed for individuals on the autism spectrum with a developmental age of approximately 3–5 years.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

Covering intermediate skills such as comprehension of abstract language, social and play skills, emotional and behavioral regulation, and academic skills, this comprehensive ABA curriculum has been developed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum with a developmental age of approximately 4-7 years.

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills. Julie Knapp, $99.95

The first comprehensive ABA program designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum aged approximately 7 years up to young adulthood, this complete step-by-step resource contains everything needed to teach advanced skills such as organizational skills, advanced self-care skills, academic and vocational skills and advanced skills for daily living.

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Crafting Connections. Mitchell Taubman, Ron Leaf & John McEachin, $57.95

Contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) for enriching the social lives of persons with autism spectrum disorder.


Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: Structured Playtime Acitvities with Valuable Support Strategies for Adults, 2nd Edition. Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Klagge, $39.95

Free time should be a part of the day that all kids look forward to. But for many children on the autism spectrum, it can be a painfully unstructured part of the day that causes anxiety and fear.

This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies to help adults introduce meaningful activities to ASD children, for home and school.


Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition. Jon Bailey & Mary Burch, $69.90

Ethics for Behavior Analysts is a valuable resource in preparing behavior analysts for the difficult task of providing quality services. Specifically, this book is useful to behavior analysts who are working in the clinical, educational, and rehabilitative fields with clients who are developmentally disabled, are on the autistic spectrum, or have a variety of moderate to severe behavior problems that require treatment by experts using the latest evidence-based methods. The content is organized around the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines, and contains detailed ethical scenarios designed to get readers thinking about potential issues and dilemmas that may arise within their work. Responses to Case Scenarios are found at the end of each appropriate chapter, along with valuable tips found throughout the text.

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Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders. Adel Najdowski, $55.50

Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders is a manual written for individuals who work with learners who struggle with executive function deficits. The manual takes the perspective that executive function skills can be improved through effective intervention, just like any other skills. This how-to manual provides practical strategies for teaching learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage themselves.

Ready-to-use lessons, data sheets, worksheets, and other tools for practitioners, educators, and parents are provided to help them tackle common problems associated with executive function deficits in learners of any diagnosis, ages 5 to adult. The principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which form the foundation of this manual, are translated into simple, easy-to-use procedures. Lessons for improving executive function skills in real-life everyday situations are provided in the following areas:

  • Self-awareness
  • Inhibition and impulse control
  • Self-management
  • Attention
  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Planning
  • Working memory
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Flexibility

Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment: a Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings, 3rd Edition. Ennio Cipani & Keven Schock, $113.50

Featuring a highly interactive approach, this text is noted for its exceptionally clear and thorough coverage of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) through various assessment methods, how to diagnose the function of problem behaviors, and how to select a behavioral intervention that addresses the diagnosed function. The development of requisite behavior-analytic skills is aided by utilizing many “real-life” and hypothetical cases that represent common scenarios in applied settings.

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Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior. John Reichle & David Wacker, $53.50

Children and adolescents with moderate and severe disabilities often have communication challenges that lead them to use problem behavior to convey their desires. This is the most comprehensive contemporary volume on functional communication training (FCT) — the individualized instructional approach that teaches a child socially acceptable communicative alternatives to aggression, tantrums, self-injury, and other unconventional behaviors. The expert authors provide accessible, empirically based guidelines for implementing FCT, and tips for overcoming obstacles. Grounded in the principles of applied behavior analysis, the book includes detailed strategies for developing a support plan, together with illustrative case examples.


Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis: a Handbook for ABA Practitioners. Dorothy Griffiths, Rosemary Condillac & Melissa Legree, Editors, $79.95

This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions, it shows exactly how to go about incorporating syndrome knowledge into ABA practice and start treating children with specific genetic syndromes more effectively. Six different genetic syndromes are covered in detail, ranging from Angelman syndrome to Williams syndrome. The book also includes general sections on genetic intellectual disability syndromes and an explanation of ABA methodology.

This will be an invaluable and enlightening book for ABA practitioners and other professionals supporting people with intellectual disabilities caused by a specific genetic syndrome from age three to young adult, providing the missing link between ABA and the role that genetics can play in accurate assessment and intervention.


Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum — A Step-By-Step Guide to Further the Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills. James Partington, $57.95

This book is a “must have” for every parent or educator of a child who has no—or very limited—language skills.  It provides evidence-based ABA/VB methodology, written in non-technical and easy to understand terms.  It provides critical information on where to start and how to teach initial skills to children with minimal language skills.  It provides the rationale for teaching six critical learning skills and the procedures necessary to develop them.  Professionals have identified these skills as an important basic foundation for a child’s overall development.  

Step-by-step instructions allow a parent or teacher to implement training and track the child’s acquisition of these important skills.  All of the strategies in this book are linked to the skills in the ABLLS-R®.  In addition, it provides the reader with strategies to motivate the child to participate in those learning activities as well as identify appropriate goals.

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Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals. Bryna Siegel, $20.95

The trouble with treating autism, Siegel writes, is that it is a spectrum disorder — a combination of a number of symptoms and causes. To one extent or another, it robs the child of social bonds, language, and intimacy--but the extent varies dramatically in each case. The key is to understand each case of autism as a discrete set of learning disabilities, each of which must be treated individually. Siegel explains how to take an inventory of a child's particular disabilities, breaks down the various kinds unique to autism, discusses our current knowledge about each, and reviews the existing strategies for treating them.

There is no simple cure for this multifarious disorder, she writes; instead, an individual program, with a unique array of specific treatments, must be constructed for each child. She gives practical guidance for fashioning such a program, empowering parents to take the lead in their child's treatment. At the same time, she cautions against the proliferating, but questionable, treatments hawked to afflicted families. She knows the panic to do something, anything, to help an autistic child, and she offers parents reassurance and support as well as sensible advice, combining knowledge from experience, theory and research. For parents, autism in a child is heartbreaking. But it need not be overwhelming. Bryna Siegel offers a new understanding, and a practical, thoughtful approach that will give parents new hope.


Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teresa Cardon, $21.95

Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What many don't know is that research also shows that for most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to such an all-pervasive area as communication... If your child is currently receiving several therapies or if you are trying on your own to help encourage and foster communication interactions with your child, take the tools you find helpful in this book and make sure that a "family-centered" approach is part of your weekly regime. If your child is one of the thousands who have been "wait-listed" for services, wait no more — the tools are at your fingertips!


The New ABA Program Companion: What's Next for Your ABA Program? J. Tyler Fovel, $60.95

This essential manual for ABA programs has been completely revised and expanded. Blending clear explanations of scientifically-based concepts and methodology, extensive clinical examples and advice, and suggested implementation protocols, the book provides a practical, comprehensive source for creating professional and effective student programs. Chapters cover: essential qualities of an effective ABA program, transdisciplinary teamwork, curriculum selection and development, program writing and revision, strategies for attention and engagement, prompts, error-correction, and reinforcement, progress evaluation, data-based decision-making and many other vital topics. Training packages for implementers, forms, and a six-month subscription to the new online program development and management software, ABA Program Companion 3.0, is also included.

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One Step at a Time: ABA and Autism in the Classroom — Practical Strategies for Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Autism. Jennifer Krumins, $24.95

Finally! A book for those who need practical down to earth help in planning an authentic and meaningful classroom program based on sound science and experience for a student with autism. Written from the perspective of a mother and teacher, this book aims to make the language of Applied Behaviour Analysis easy to understand and to implement in the classroom. Complementing Been There. Done That, this books explains how and why the principles of applied behaviour analysis make sense for students with autism. It encourages, empowers and inspires readers to develop methods and attitudes that help students reach their potential.


The Parent’s Guide to In-Home ABA Programs: Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for Your Child with Autism. Elle Olivia Johnson, $19.95

ABA is an effective intervention for children with autism and other developmental disorders, but all of the data collection, reinforcement, and strange lingo can be confusing for parents who are not familiar with ABA therapy. Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty question and answer format addressing everything parents need to know from what a typical session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

This book is an ideal introduction for parents to help them understand and get the most out of their child's ABA treatment. It will also be a useful resource for newly-qualified ABA therapists and for ABA agencies to use with clients.


Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, 3rd Edition. Sandra Harris & Jan Handleman (eds), $56.95

Since the first two editions of Preschool Education Programs, exciting advances have arisen to benefit the special education of autistic preschoolers. This third edition answers a common set of questions concerning the treatment of very young children with autism spectrum disorders, using a range of ABA technology. This book addresses educational settings including public, private and university-based programs in America.

Contributing to this 12-chapter edition are 11 programs, including:

Alpine Learning Center • ASCENT • Autism Center at the University of Washington • CABAS Program • Children’s Unit at SUNY Binghamton • Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center • Groden Center • LEAP Program • Summit Academy Sussex Consortium • and Valley Program

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Raising a Child with Autism: a Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents. Shira Richman, $29.95

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.


Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, 2nd Edition. Sandra Harris & Mary Jane Weiss, $25.95

Back in a revised and updated edition, Right from the Start is a trusted primer on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism. It examines the critical components of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention programs for preschoolers with ASDs and helps guide parents through the complex process of choosing a program for their child. It presents the many factors to consider and discusses the pros and cons of each.


Rules and Tools for Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time. Judith Coucouvanis, $35.95

Rules and Tools for Parenting Children With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders will guide parents throughout their journey toward understanding their child, and solving problems related to behavior. Using  the 119 rules and tools presented here in their Parenting Toolbox, parents will now be able to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents will eventually develop their child’s personal MAP – Master Action Plan.

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The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention (with Digital Forms). Jamie Salter & Katherine Croce, $115.95

The Self & Match System is a self-monitoring and motivational system that is firmly grounded in principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). This behavioral intervention encourages a collaborative approach to promoting systematic behavioral success for children & young adults using self-monitoring with a match component. Self & Match has been implemented internationally across a variety of such as: special and general education, home, camp, clinic, public schools, private schools, parochial schools, post-secondary education, & sports programs. Self & Match can be incorporated into individualized behavior systems, class-wide, & school-wide management procedures as a part of SWPBIS. Systematic planning before beginning an intervention makes a world of difference & is a fundamental element of the Self & Match system. Each system is individually developed using a comprehensive considerations guide; that is included in this manual. Self & Match is an inexpensive, data-based, & interactive intervention.

The 6.3 edition of The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavior Intervention, with a lay-flat spiral binding, is comprised of all the materials necessary to guide practitioners &/or parents in the development and implementation of creating individualized Self & Match systems. Included in this manual is an introduction that provides a review of the literature supporting self-monitoring, Considerations Prior to Implementation Guide, 20 sample Self & Match forms, 5 reproducible Self & Match forms, and an assortment of supplemental materials.


A Step-By-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10). Lindsay Hilsen, $69.95

This curriculum uses the proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a way to monitor the progress of children on the autism spectrum and make sure they reach their full potential. It gives adults a clear outline on what to teach and how to teach it, in order to ensure children are reaching developmental goals at this crucial stage.

The book's three sections, Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each include built-in data collection, which is reproduced on the accompanying CD so it can be printed off. All three sections cover ten pivotal areas of progress for this age group, including reading, writing, math, conversation and social skills. The Assessment section records the child's initial level of learning and then tracks their progress over time. The Curriculum section provides the lesson plans for the skills which need to be developed, and the Mastered section is a tool for checking that learnt skills are being retained over time. It is also possible to record whether the child has adapted to using the skills in a variety of settings.

This curriculum provides everything that an adult working with a child with an autism spectrum disorder would need to ensure a thorough and appropriate ABA program for the young learner. 

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A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lindsay Hilsen, $69.95

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is recognized as one of the most effective ways to teach children with autism and studies have shown that the earlier the interventions take place the more likely they are to have a profound, positive impact on a child's later development.

Using the latest research into best practice for children with autism, this curriculum gives a clear outline on what to teach and how to teach it utilizing the principles of ABA. The book is divided up into three sections, each with built-in data collection, and features a CD with all the material in the book so you can print off the section you are working on. The Assessment section allows you to initially measure the child's level of learning and then track their progress over time. The Curriculum section covers nearly ninety crucial steps in a child's development spread over twelve chapters that each focus on a different pivotal area, such as 'Motor', 'Expressive' and 'Academic' Programs. These are broken down into simple tasks that can be taught and monitored easily. The final Mastered section guarantees that progress can be maintained by checking that learnt skills continue to be retained. Generalization assessment is included throughout to make sure the child has adapted to using the skills in a variety of settings.

This book will equip teachers, therapists and parents with a thorough and comprehensive program to help ensure the young learners in their care are achieving developmental goals and are able to reach their full potential as they grow.


Success on the Spectrum: a Practical Guide to Effective Teaching for Parents and Educators. James Partington & Scott Partington, $72.95

Success on the Spectrum: How to Teach Skills to Individuals with Autism was written to provide parents, educators, and professionals with a comprehensive overview of how to teach critical skills to individuals of all ages. This book was written in non-technical language and guides the reader through the teaching process which includes assessing a learner’s skills and prioritizing learning objectives, how to teach new skills in structured sessions and during routine daily activities, and how to address common problem behaviors. This book provides the knowledge and essential tools to promote effective teaching, thereby maximizing the learner’s potential.

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Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities. Belva Collins, $66.50

To ensure the best outcomes for students with moderate and severe disabilities, K–12 educators need to understand what constitutes good instructional practices and how to apply them in any classroom, with any curriculum. All the how-to guidance they need is in this accessible text on systematic instruction, a highly effective teaching approach rooted in applied behavior analysis.

This one-of-a-kind textbook fully prepares teachers to use systematic instruction procedures to link core content with critical life skills. Future educators will discover evidence-based methods that help them:

  • collect accurate screening and baseline data before instruction
  • effectively use specific systematic instruction procedures
  • make instruction more efficient by weaving nontargeted information into lessons
  • improve students' communication skills through naturalistic language strategies
  • expertly organize and deliver small-group systematic instruction
  • enhance instruction with assistive technology
  • plan successful instructional schedules for students across settings and teachers
  • maximize instruction time by involving peers, paraprofessionals, and service delivery personnel
  • help students maintain new skills and generalize them to other settings

An ideal textbook, this student-friendly book includes sample lesson plans, chapter objectives, reflection questions, and a glossary. And the practical materials — including 20 blank data collection sheets and quick step-by-step charts of instruction procedures—make this an invaluable resource for in-practice educators. A comprehensive guide to the why and how of systematic instruction, this is the accessible text teachers need to succeed in inclusive classrooms and improve outcomes for students with moderate and severe disabilities.


Tales from the Table: Lovaas/ABA Intervention with Children on the Autistic Spectrum. Margaret Anderson, $29.95

Tales from the Table is a practitioner's account of the successes and limitations of using Lovaas/ABA home education with five young boys on the autistic spectrum. The abilities and skills of these children before, during and after intervention are documented with a focus on the realities of undertaking Lovaas/ABA home education: the impact of a 35-hour learning week on children and parents. This book will help parents to make an informed decision about using Lovaas/ABA interventions and will give professionals and students practical insights and useful information on the approach.


Teaching Children with Autism: an ABA Primer, 2nd Edition. Reg Reynolds, $28.95 http://www.parentbooks.ca/thumbs/tiny%20maple%20leaf.JPG

Of the myriad of approaches to the treatment of autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has the most research support. TEACHING CHILDREN is an excellent ABA primer for parents, as well as instructors/therapists working with children on the autism spectrum.

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Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism: a Practical Guide for Parents and Educators. Rebecca MacDonald & Susan Langer, $32.50

Discrimination skills enable us to tell one object from another, understand that different things have different names, and use those names to perform a wide range of cognitive and language skills, including following spoken instructions, communicating, and reading. Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism outlines a systematic, evidence-based curriculum to promote children’s learning. Based on the authors’ thirty years of research, the user-friendly text and illustrative case studies cover:

  • Delivering effective instruction (repeat trials, brisk pacing, child’s active participation, reinforcement)
  • Types of discrimination skills (understanding differences, matching like to like, matching words to objects, following spoken-word instructions)
  • Prompting and prompt fading
  • Prerequisite skills (imitation, readiness to learn)
  • Overcoming barriers to learning (lack of scanning, low motivation)
  • Assessing a child’s entry level to the curriculum
  • Curriculum sequence, specific discrimination skills instruction, and remedial strategies

Parents and educators can use this book to teach the foundational discrimination skills that help children become more proficient and independent in a variety of ways—using picture activity schedules and augmentative and alternative communication systems such as PECS, mastering more complex academic skills, and applying learning across many situations in their daily lives.


Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism. Jonathan Tarbox & Courtney Tarbox, $55.50

Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism provides practical examples relevant to working with individuals with autism. This manual complements the 40-hour training for RBTs, and will help those who have already completed training prepare for their certification exam. Following the RBT task list set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the manual prompts the reader to generate novel examples of mastered concepts, and includes study questions, real-life vignettes, and sample quizzes.


A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. Beth Fouse & Marie Wheeler, $53.95

A cornucopia of ideas, strategies, and concepts that will apply to virtually any situation! The authors address sensory, communication, and physical and social-emotional issues by increasing desired behaviors and decreasing unwanted behaviors. You will also learn how to build "sensory diets" into everyday activities; use antecedent control; teach students to self-regulate; deal with self-injurious behaviors, physical or verbal aggression, toilet training, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and fixations; deal with crisis/stress/data management, data management, and much more. Whatever problems you face, you'll find helpful solutions to them in this book. This book should be on every teacher's and parent's bookshelf. Great reference source! Helpful sections include:

  • Impact of Autism Characteristics
  • What Does Communication Have to do With Behavior?
  • Sensory Issues and Behavior
  • Social Skills and Social/Emotional Issues
  • Structuring the Environment for Success
  • Increasing Desired Behaviors
  • Decreasing Unwanted Behaviors
  • Crisis Management and Other Special Problems
  • Discipline Procedures and Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Stress Management

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Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals. Albert Kearney, $33.95

This introductory guide to ABA demystifies the often complex terminology, the underlying principles, and commonly-used procedures of ABA using accessible, everyday language.

This revised and updated edition reflects recent developments and introduces new key terms. Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs. Having laid these essential foundations, Kearney touches on more advanced topics: the applications of ABA in behavioral education, such as precision teaching and programmed instruction.


Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis: a Guide for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Christos Nikopoulos & Mickey Keenan, $47.95

Video modelling is an easy-to-use behaviour modification technique that uses videotaped rather than ‘live’ scenarios for the child to observe, concentrating the focus of attention for the child with autism and creating a highly effective stimulus for learning. Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis provides a practical introduction to the technique, its objectives, strategies for use and evidence of its success. Illustrative case examples are supported by detailed diagrams and photographs, with clear, accessible explanations.


A Work In Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism. Ron Leaf & John McEachin, $61.95

A WORK IN PROGRESS is a two-part manual that serves as a guide for any parent or professional working with Autistic children. The ABA based behavioral intervention strategies and the detailed curriculum focus on facilitating the child¹s development and helping him or her to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible. The book has served as a launching pad for many parents in the beginning stages of diagnosis and has been used as the cornerstone of countless intervention programs, meeting with enormous success.

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Complete Booklist

Autism / Applied Behavior Analysis

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior, 2nd Edition. Lynn McClannahan & Patricia Krantz, $26.95

Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. John Cooper, Timothy Heron & William Howard, $95.00

Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: Building a Future Together. Edited by Mickey Keenan, Mary Henderson, Ken Kerr & Karola Dillenburger, $37.95

Applied Behavior Analysis for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Johnny Matson, $124.50

Autism: Classroom Success with ABA. Wendy Ashcroft, et al, $13.95

Behavior Analysis for Lasting Change, 3rd Edition. G. Roy Mayer, Beth Sulzer-Azaroff & Michele Wallace, $203.95

Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools: a Comprehensive Guide to Best Practice in the Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems in School Settings. Michael Mueller & Ajamu Nkosi, $63.95

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: a Manual for Parents and Professionals. C. Maurice, ed., $89.95

Behavior Modification: What It Is and How It Works, 10th Edition. Gary Martin & Joseph Pear, $208.60

The BIG Book of ABA Programs: an ABA Program and IEP Goal for Every Teachable Step in the ABLLS-R.  Michael Mueller & Ajamu Nkosi, $99.95

The BIG Disc of ABA Programs, CD-ROM. $135.95

Bringing ABA into Your Inclusive Classroom: a Guide to Improving Outcomes for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Debra Leach, $43.95

Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities. Debra Leach, $39.95

Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching for Children with Autism. Aubyn Stahmer, Jessica Suhrheinrich, et al, $79.95

Comic Strip Conversations: Colorful, Illustrated Interactions with Students with Autism and Related Disorders. Carol Gray, $12.95

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A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 1-4 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Foundational Skill. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 3-5 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Beginning Skills. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 4-7 Years: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 150 Intermediate Skills. Julie Knapp & Carolline Turnbull, $99.95

A Complete ABA Curriculum for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum with a Developmental Age of 7 Years Up to Young Adulthood: a Step-by-Step Treatment Manual Including Supporting Materials for Teaching 140 Advanced Skills. Julie Knapp, $99.95

Crafting Connections. Mitchell Taubman, Ron Leaf & John McEachin, $57.95

Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism: Structured Playtime Acitvities with Valuable Support Strategies for Adults, 2nd Edition. Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg & Mary Lou Klagge, $39.95

Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition. Jon Bailey & Mary Burch, $69.90

Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders. Adel Najdowski, $55.50

Functional Behavioral Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment: a Complete System for Education and Mental Health Settings, 3rd Edition. Ennio Cipani & Keven Schock, $113.50

Functional Communication Training for Problem Behavior. John Reichle & David Wacker, $53.50

Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis: a Handbook for ABA Practitioners. Dorothy Griffiths, Rosemary Condillac & Melissa Legree, Editors, $79.95

Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum — A Step-By-Step Guide to Further the Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills. James Partington, $57.95

Helping Children with Autism Learn: Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals. Bryna Siegel, $20.95

Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teresa Cardon, $21.95

The New ABA Program Companion: What's Next for Your ABA Program? J. Tyler Fovel, $60.95

One Step at a Time: ABA and Autism in the Classroom - Practical Strategies for Implementing Applied Behavior Analysis for Students with Autism. Jennifer Krumins, $24.95

The Parent’s Guide to In-Home ABA Programs: Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for Your Child with Autism. Elle Olivia Johnson, $19.95

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Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, 3rd Edition. Sandra Harris & Jan Handleman (eds), $56.95

Raising a Child with Autism: a Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents. Shira Richman, $29.95

Reaching Out, Joining In: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism. M. Weiss & S. Harris, $22.95

Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, 2nd Edition. Sandra Harris & Mary Jane Weiss, $25.95

Rules and Tools for Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time. Judith Coucouvanis, $35.95

The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention (with Digital Forms). Jamie Salter & Katherine Croce, $115.95

A Step-By-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10). Lindsay Hilsen, $69.95

A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lindsay Hilsen, $69.95

Success on the Spectrum: a Practical Guide to Effective Teaching for Parents and Educators. James Partington & Scott Partington, $72.95

Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities. Belva Collins, $66.50

Tales from the Table: Lovaas/ABA Intervention with Children on the Autistic Spectrum. Margaret Anderson, $29.95

Teaching Children with Autism: an ABA Primer, 2nd Edition. Reg Reynolds, $28.95

Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism: a Practical Guide for Parents and Educators. Rebecca MacDonald & Susan Langer, $32.50

Teaching Individuals with Developmental Delays: Basic Intervention Techniques. Ivar Lovaas, $91.50

Training Manual for Behavior Technicians Working with Individuals with Autism. Jonathan Tarbox & Courtney Tarbox, $55.50

A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism. Beth Fouse & Marie Wheeler, $53.95

Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd Edition. An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals. Albert Kearney, $33.95

Video Modelling and Behaviour Analysis: a Guide for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Christos Nikopoulos & Mickey Keenan, $47.95

A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism. Ron Leaf & John McEachin (eds), $61.95

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