Academic journal article The Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention

A Review of Schramm's (2006) Educate toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism: A Teaching Manual for the Verbal Behavior Approach to ABA

Academic journal article The Journal of Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention

A Review of Schramm's (2006) Educate toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism: A Teaching Manual for the Verbal Behavior Approach to ABA

Article excerpt

Based on extensive experience teaching children with Autism how to learn, Robert Schramm, an acknowledged international expert in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), has written a comprehensive and indispensable book about Verbal Behavior (VB) in a clear, non-threatening way.

In his new book, Educate Toward Recovery: Turning the Tables on Autism, Schramm offers many informative and practical examples to demonstrate key behavior principles that are essential to understanding how children with Autism learn. Schramm presents proven methods that "capture" a learner's motivation to succeed. Although this book focuses on teaching children with Autism how to learn, most strategies are helpful for most children. A great read for parents, teachers, social workers and medical professionals.

Schramm takes a fascinating look at why children do what they do and offers a reliable method to teach new skills and decrease negative behaviors. Schramm highlights B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior in a way that it is easy to understand and shares the inside track to becoming a better teacher. Schramm puts forward a common sense approach to understanding Autism and ABA/VB in his descriptions of crucial concepts including reinforcement and prompting strategies. In fact, there is a multitude of effective teaching strategies for parents and teachers to use in their homes and classrooms. …

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