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The Verbal Behavior Approach : How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders - Mary Lynch Barbera

The Verbal Behavior Approach

How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

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Published: 15th May 2007
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The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it. This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child. This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with the principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior approach to teach children with autism and related disorders.

Starting with ABA -- The ABCs of ABA -- Assessing your child -- Developing reinforcers -- Manding -- Increasing and improving speech in non-vocal or minimally vocal children -- Errorless teaching and teh use of transfer procedures -- Teaching receptive language skills and other nonverbal operants -- Teaching verbal operants -- Putting it all together -- Teaching toileting and other important self-help skills -- Final thoughts -- Glossary of terms/acronyms -- Verbal behavior assessment form -- Sign language examples -- Skill tracking sheets -- Weekly probe sheets -- Helpful websites.

ISBN: 9781846426537
ISBN-10: 1846426537
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 15th May 2007
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers