Taming the Data Monster

AAPC Publishing - To help educators and other practitioners meet the demands for accountability and student progress, the authors offer effective tracking systems, simple methods to analyze data, and appropriate use of the data to make sound decisions about student performance. This book provides so many examples and realistic ways to both take and interpret data that the task becomes more doable.

In learning how to tame the data monster of organization and endless paperwork, readers will save time and effort. This comprehensive resource presents easy-to-adapt data collection systems for a wide range of teaching situations, learner ages and skills levels. This book is truly amazing, a must-have for any educator! I've always taken data in the classroom but rarely felt it was productive or giving me enough information.

Taming the Data Monster - I'm actually excited to take data now!" --Brie Holtrop, high school special educator.





Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis, Second Edition: An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and other Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - Albert J. 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. 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.

. Jessica kingsley publishers. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs.





Ethics for Behavior Analysts, 3rd Edition

Routledge - Featured in this new edition are case studies drawn from the author’s real-world practice with hints to guide readers toward the ethical ‘solution’ and revised chapters, including how this new edition evolved alongside the revised Code and tips for succeeding in your first job as a certified behavior analyst.

Routledge. This third edition improves upon what has become a go-to resource for behavior analysts in training and in practice. Jessica kingsley publishers. The complete, revised bACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code is included as an appendix. This fully-updated third edition of jon bailey and mary burch’s bestselling Ethics for Behavior Analysts is an invaluable guide to understanding and implementing the newly-revised Behavior Analyst Certification Board BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code.





Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

AAPC Publishing - It uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Setting up classroom spaces that support students with autism spectrum Disorders shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors.

With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. Foreword by Juane Heflin, PhD. Jessica kingsley publishers. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making it a must-have resource for every classroom.

Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders - Routledge.





Building Independence: How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems

AAPC Publishing - Jessica kingsley publishers. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with ASD find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Structured work systems provide visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is completed, and what will happen next.

Individuals with asd and related disorders are supported by a variety of people throughout their day, whether in educational and work settings, transition programs, or at home. Routledge. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD. Building independence: how to Create and Use Structured Work Systems presents an evidence-based approach structured work systems.

Building Independence: How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems - The characteristics and benefits of structured work systems are explained in this well-illustrated book. Full of colorful photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, IEPs, including assessment, how to build them into the curriculum, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, lesson planning and more tools geared toward individuals with ASD.

Structured work systems are one method that can be used to ensure that they develop and maintain their ability to work on their own without assistance and prompting from others.





Activity Schedules for Children With Autism, Second Edition: Teaching Independent Behavior Topics in Autism

Woodbine House - Activity schedules are a set of pictures or words that cue a child to follow a sequence of steps. For example, activity schedules can cue an individual to prepare food with minimal assistance, interact with classmates, and complete a puzzle. The new edition includes: -how to use activity schedules to organize all aspects of a person's daily activities, making appropriate choices, and sequencing activities; -An expanded section on the use of activity schedules by adults, and increase engagement, task completion, 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.

Based on over 20 years of research the authors have conducted at the Princeton Child Development Institute, and skill generalization, including better self-management, decreased problem behaviors, the second edition discusses the latest research that points to positive outcomes from using activity schedules, among other findings.

Activity Schedules for Children With Autism, Second Edition: Teaching Independent Behavior Topics in Autism - Like the bestselling first edition, this new edition of Activity Schedules will show thousands of parents and service providers how to use this teaching tool to help children and adults successfully engage in self-directed and purposeful activities. Detailed instructions and examples help parents prepare their child's first schedule, then progress to more varied and sophisticated schedules, leading to greater independence.

Based on aba methods, learners are taught using a system of graduated guidance--physical prompts systematically faded as performance increases. Routledge. 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.





How Do I Teach This Kid?: Visual Work Tasks for Beginning Learners on the Autism Spectrum

Future Horizons - Used book in Good Condition. First runner-up in the 2006 writer's notes Book Awards, this book utilizes the strengths of children with ASD to help them develop new skills. Routledge. Ideas are plentiful, materials colorful, and children love the repetitive nature of the tasks, which help them learn to work independently! Sample data sheets are included.

Jessica kingsley publishers. Tasks are visually oriented, consistent; expectations are clear. Using easy-to-make "task boxes" children learn: motor matching sorting reading writing and math skills Tasks include: pushing items through a small openings children love the "resistance" it takes to push them through matching simple, size, identical pictures or words sorting objects by color, or shape.





How Do I Teach This Kid to Read?: Teaching Literacy Skills to Young Children with Autism, from Phonics to Fluency

Future Horizons - Routledge. Jessica kingsley publishers. Children learn motor, sorting, matching, reading, writing, and math skills using easy-to-make “task boxes. Tasks include pushing items through small openings children love the “resistance” it takes to push them through, materials colorful, size, and children love the repetitive nature of the “tasks, sorting objects by color, or shape, matching simple, and more! Ideas are plentiful, identical pictures or words, ” which help them learn to work independently! Sample data sheets are included.

First runner-up in the 2006 writer’s notes Book Awards! This book utilizes the strengths of children with ASD to help them develop new skills. Used book in Good Condition. Tasks are visually oriented and consistent, and expectations are clear.





Tasks Galore Revised Edition

Tasks Galore Publishing Inc. - Jessica kingsley publishers. With tasks from a variety of preschool and elementary curriculum areas-- fine motor skills, language arts, readiness, and play-- this "encyclopedia" will provide numerous ideas to spark the creativity of parents, teachers, reasoning, math, and therapists as they individualize a program for their students.

Each photograph shows how manipulative, sensory, and visual elements can be incorporated into educational tasks in order to capture a student's attention and make learning fun. This revised edition has been recreated in a lighter, brighter format. Routledge. Written by teachers and therapists who are highly experienced in structured teaching methodology, "Tasks Galore" offers a compilation of 250 tasks shown in color photographs.

Tasks Galore Revised Edition - Most of the concepts that were presented in the original edition are the same in this revised version but different materials have been used for the featured tasks. Used book in Good Condition.





Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition; Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses

AAPC Inc 1079 - Also, a free online downloadable content, which includes blank scales, small portable scales and worksheets for easy duplication is available. Jessica kingsley publishers. Routledge. Another welcome addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in students' IEPs. Used book in Good Condition.

Incredible 5 point scale the significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses. As in their other writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation, two evidence-based practices.

Incredible 5 Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition; Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses - This much-awaited, as the title suggests, second edition of the wildly popular Incredible 5-Point Scale is, "significantly improved and expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, to result in refinements to the original scales, now considered "classics" in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad, Buron and Curtis let readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, as well as lots of new scales specifically designed for two groups of individuals: young children and those with more classic presentations of autism, including expanded use of the Anxiety Curve.





Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs

Future Horizons - For use in both general education and special education classrooms, each chapter includes a detailed description of the social deficits of these children and ways to address them. Such issues include difficulties with understanding idioms, understanding tone of voice, taking turns in conversation, and body language.

This book provides practical, hands-on strategies for teaching social skills to children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Incredible 5 point scale the significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling their Emotional Responses.

Basic Skills Checklists: Teacher-Friendly Assessment for Students with Autism or Special Needs - Jessica kingsley publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Routledge. Used book in Good Condition.