Academic journal article The Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention

A Parents View: A Review of Robert Schramm's Book, Educate toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism

Academic journal article The Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention

A Parents View: A Review of Robert Schramm's Book, Educate toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism

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Robert Schramm's book, Educate Toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism, should become the first book recommended to and read by all parents of newly diagnosed children with autism. This book is about the science of Verbal Behavior (VB). In particular how this science emerged from and is part of Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, the book compares VB to other Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) techniques. The book reviews both in similarity and in its well-presented differences.

It is written primarily for parents and therapists who lack any formal behavioral training; however, autism teachers and Board Certified Behavioral Analysts will also be well served by reading it. I have personally reviewed and read numerous books on autism, and as a parent-physician of a child with autism, I truly wish this seminal book had been available when I began the long journey toward recovering my son. This is a 275-page, soft back manual that easily communicates scientific behavioral terms into plain everyday language. It will be especially welcomed by parents at a time when they are surely feeling overwhelmed by all of the therapies touted to them for use with their children. …

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