The Parent's Guide to In-home ABA Programs
|Author:||Elle Olivia Johnson|
What is Applied Behavior Analysis? What will happen when an ABA therapist comes into my home? Most importantly, how can ABA help my child? This quick guide answers all of the common questions that parents have when beginning an in-home ABA program. 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.
Elle Olivia Johnson is a Specialized Academic Instruction Teacher (SAI) working with children with autism. She provides classroom-based ABA therapy, as well as in-home intensive ABA therapy. She has extensive experience with parent training, designing behavior interventions, and teaching family and staff behaviour change strategies. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Utah University and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching, specializing in ABA, from National University, San Diego. She resides in San Diego, California.
Acknowledgements.; Introduction.; Part I. The Basics of ABA Home Programming.; 1. Getting Started.; 2. During the Session.; 3. Outside of Sessions.; Part II. Programming, Lingo and Data Collection.; 4. Tailoring the ABA Program.; 5. Learning the Lingo.; 6. It's All About the Data.; Part III. Getting More Involved and Looking to the Future.; 7. What Next?; Appendix A: Resources for Families.; Appendix B: List of Reinforcing Phrases.; Bibliography.