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Off to a Good Start: A Behaviorally Based Model for Teaching Children with Down Syndrome : Book 1: Foundations for Learning - Emily A. Jones

Off to a Good Start: A Behaviorally Based Model for Teaching Children with Down Syndrome

Book 1: Foundations for Learning

Paperback Published: 30th June 2019
ISBN: 9781606132876
Number Of Pages: 400

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If youre the parent, teacher, or therapist of a young child with Down syndrome, you should know that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the evidence-based, gold-standard method for teaching children with autism, is an equally effective strategy for teaching children with Down syndrome! In Off to a Good Start: A Behaviorally Based Model for Teaching Children with Down Syndrome, a two-book set, the authors share the compelling research about the benefits of using ABA methods with children with Down syndrome, describe ABA principles and procedures, and provide the ABA-based curriculum theyve used for nearly 20 years to successfully teach infants through kindergarteners with Down syndrome. With these books, readers will learn ABA practices for teaching children the all-important foundational skills in motor, social-communication, cognitive, and self-care development. Once readers understand the ABA principles outlined in Book 1, its time to implement the teaching strategies! Book 2: Teaching Programs shows readers how to teach hundreds of essential skills using proven discrete-trial methods with prompts and reinforcement rather than the more informal ways that people typically teach children with Down syndrome. It covers: background information on how the teaching programs are structured, how to progress through them, and how to use the included planning and tracking forms; how to organize materials and yourself, and work teaching into your day; general information on enhancing the learning environment and helping your child learn throughout the day (e.g., positioning your baby, keeping the environment stimulating, being responsive, ensuring that reinforcement is actually reinforcing, using visual schedules and token systems); comprenhensive information on teaching specific skills to children in four age groupsinfants & toddlers, early childhood, preschool, and kindergarten; within each age group, skills are divided into motor, social-communication, cognitve, and self-help development, and organized into teaching programs with specific steps to teach each skill; using prompts and reinforcement to shape desired behavior and skills; how to minimize behavior which interferes with learning such as distracting parents/teachers with attention-seeking cute behavior, escaping from demands, or tuning out; using behavior modification toolsfunctional behavior assessment and positive behavior supportto manage behavior as the child gets older; how to access community resources and opportunities including early intervention, parent groups, inclusive recreational activities, scoping out preschool and kindergarten programs, understanding special education rights, and communicating with teachers and group leaders about ways to include your child. Check out Book 1: Foundations for Learning to learn about (or reacquaint yourself with) using ABA principles and procedures to teach children with Down syndrome.

ISBN: 9781606132876
ISBN-10: 1606132873
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th June 2019
Publisher: Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5

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