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Verbal Behavior Approach : How to Teach Children With Autism and Related Disorders (Paperback) (Mary

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The Verbal Behavior (VB) approach is a form of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), that is based on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and works particularly well with children with minimal or no speech abilities. In this book Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it.This step-by-step guide provides an abundance of information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, and also explains how to teach non-vocal children to use sign language. An entire chapter focuses on ways to reduce problem behavior, and there is also useful information on teaching toileting and other important self-help skills, that would benefit any child.This book will enable parents and professionals unfamiliar with the principles of ABA and VB to get started immediately using the Verbal Behavior approach to teach children with autism and related disorders.
As a nurse and mother of a son diagnosed with autism, Barbera (lead behavior analyst, Pennsylvania Verbal Behavior Project) explains an approach to skills' building and behavior change that parents of minimally vocal children can often carry out without professional help. She explains how the Verbal Behavior Approach builds on, and differs from, Lovaas' applied behavior analysis. The book includes sign language examples, sample skills tracking sheets, and resources. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Education, Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Special Education / Communicative Disorders, Special Education / Gifted, Children with Special Needs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Author: Mary Lynch Barbera & Tracy Rasmussen
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2007
TCIN: 11622351
UPC: 9781843108528
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5950
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