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ERIC Number: ED528187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 544
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6091-8468-1
Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis
Fisher, Wayne W., Ed.; Piazza, Cathleen C., Ed.; Roane, Henry S., Ed.
Guilford Publications
Describing the state of the science of ABA, this comprehensive handbook provides detailed information about theory, research, and intervention. The contributors are leading ABA authorities who present current best practices in behavioral assessment and demonstrate evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors. Conceptual, empirical, and procedural building blocks of ABA are reviewed and specific applications described in education, autism treatment, addiction treatment, and other areas. The volume also addresses crucial professional and ethical issues, making it a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students. This book contains eight sections. Section I, Introduction, contains the following: (1) Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Philosophy, Principles, and Basic Methods (Wayne W. Fisher, Rebecca A. Groff, and Henry S. Roane). Section II, Basic Principles and Concepts, contains the following: (2) Respondent (Pavlovian) Conditioning (John W. Donahoe and Rocio Vegas); (3) Basic Operant Contingencies: Main Effects and Side Effects (A. Charles Catania); (4) Schedules of Reinforcement (F. Charles Mace, Jamie L. Pratt, Amanda N. Zangrillo, and Mark W. Steege); (5) Stimulus Control and Generalization (Joseph E. Spradlin and Jennifer L. Simon); and (6) Designing Instructional Programming for Early Reading Skills (Kathryn J. Saunders). Section III, Measurement, Design, and Methodological Issues, includes: (7) Defining and Measuring Behavior (SungWoo Kahng, Einar T. Ingvarsson, Anna M. Quigg, Kimberly E. Seckinger, and Heather M. Teichman); and (8) Single-Case Experimental Designs (Henry S. Roane, Joel E. Ringdahl, Michael E. Kelley, and Ashley C. Glover). Section IV, Behavioral Assessment, contains: (9) Identifying and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement (Cathleen C. Piazza, Henry S. Roane, and Amanda Karsten); (10) Functional and Structural Approaches to Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior (David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Jay W. Harding, and Linda J. Cooper-Brown); (11) Indirect Behavioral Assessments: Interviews and Rating Scales (Michael E. Kelley, Robert H. LaRue, Henry S. Roane, and Dana M. Gadaire); (12) Direct Observation (Rachel H. Thompson and John C. Borrero); and (13) Functional Analysis: History and Methods (Alison M. Betz and Wayne W. Fisher). Section V, Interventions For Increasing Desirable Behavior, presents: (14) Differential Reinforcement Procedures (Gregory P. Hanley and Jeffrey H. Tiger); (15) Building Complex Repertoires from Discrete Behaviors by Establishing Stimulus Control, Behavioral Chains, and Strategic Behavior (George H. Noell, Nathan A. Call, and Scott P. Ardoin); (16) Teaching Verbal Behavior (Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy, and Shannon Crozier); and (17) Staff Training and Management (Dennis H. Reid, Niamh P. O'Kane, and Kenneth M. Macurik). Section IV, Interventions For Decreasing Problem Behavior, contains: (18) Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior (Richard G. Smith); (19) Developing Function-Based Extinction Procedures for Problem Behavior (Timothy R. Vollmer and Elizabeth Athens); (20) Developing Function-Based Reinforcement Procedures for Problem Behavior (Wayne W. Fisher and Kelly Bouxsein); (21) Developing Function-Based Punishment Procedures for Problem Behavior (Dorothea C. Lerman and Lisa M. Toole); and (22) Token Economies (Kyle W. Boerke and David Reitman). Section VII, Subspecialties, presents: (23) Behavioral Approaches to Education (Brian K. Martens, Edward J. Daly III, John C. Begeny, and Amanda VanDerHeyden); (24) Behavioral Treatment of Autism (Tiffany Kodak and Laura L. Grow); (25) Teaching Safety Skills to Children (Raymond G. Miltenberger and Amy C. Gross); (26) Behavioral Pediatrics: Integrating Applied Behavior Analysis with Pediatric Medicine (Patrick C. Friman and Cathleen C. Piazza); (27) Behavior Analysis and Treatment of Drug Addiction (Kenneth Silverman, Barbara J. Kaminski, Stephen T. Higgins, and Joseph V. Brady); and (28) Behavioral Gerontology (Linda A. LeBlanc, Paige B. Raetz, and Leilani Feliciano). Section VIII, Professional Issues, concludes with: (29) Behavior Analysis and Ethics (William O'Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson); and (30) Training and Professional Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (Gerald L. Shook and James M. Johnston).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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