Academic journal article Childhood Education

Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities

Academic journal article Childhood Education

Bringing ABA to Home, School, and Play for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities

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BRINGING ABA TO HOME, SCHOOL, AND PLAY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND OTHER DISABILITIES. Debra Leach, Ed.D BCBA. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes Publishing Co., 2012. 186pp. Paperback, $29.95. This book explains how applied behavior analysis (ABA) may be used successfully in the natural environment for children who need

it. Leach challenges the myth that children typically given ABA learn well only in substantially separate settings. She demonstrates how these children learn successfully in natural environments when interventions are purposely planned and implemented in regular routines. Recognizing that all children learn from their environment, the author demonstrates how intentional planning allows children needing ABA to also learn through their environment.

Leach explains the history and components of ABA, then relates how each aspect can be used for planning in a natural environment. Showing this relationship is important for the ABA expert as well as the novice. Each chapter shares detailed practices using easy-to-read language. …

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