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The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs [electronic resource] : Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for your Child with Autism.

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Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty Q&A format. It covers everything parents need to know from what a typical in-home session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their ABA therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.

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  • ISBN: 9780857007254
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (130 pages)
  • Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012.

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Formatted Contents Note:
The Parent's Guide to In-Home ABA Programs: Frequently Asked Questions about Applied Behavior Analysis for your Child with Autism; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Basics of ABA HomeProgramming; Chapter 1 Getting Started; 1. What is ABA?; 2. Why is ABA being used with my child?; 3. At what age should my child start an ABA program?; 4. What can I expect when my ABA program begins?; 5. How much time will it take?; 6. What if I don't like my child's therapist?; 7. What if my child doesn't like the therapist?
8. My ABA therapist is "in training." Can't I have a therapist who is more experienced?9. What qualifications should an ABA therapist have? Can I ask them about their background and special interests?; 10. Why doesn't my ABA therapist know anything about biomedical treatments?; 11. The program supervisor told me that two different therapists would be coming to see my child. Wouldn't it be easier to have just one person?; 12. What does a supervisor do?; 13. What does that ABA agency do?; 14. What is a mandated reporter?
15. What if I see a disconnect between ABA therapy and speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc?16. Is ABA the same as discrete trial training?; 17. I've heard that ABA, and especially DTT, will make my child robotic. Is that true?; 18. I'm uncomfortable with strangers in my home. Can't we do sessions at the agency's office instead?; 19. I have to work. Can sessions be done at daycare every day?; 20. What are my responsibilities as a parent?; 21. What is "parent training"?; Chapter 2 During the Session; 1. Where in the house should we do the session?
2. What does a typical ABA session involve?3. How can I participate in sessions?; 4. Can my child have an ABA session while I take a nap, watch a movie, or go shopping?; 5. I have an appointment and must end the session early or cancel it. Is that OK?; 6. My ABA therapist had to cancel a session, and has offered to make it up. How does this work?; 7. My child's therapist brings her own toys. Are these clean?; 8. I really want my child to be able to say his name. Why aren't we working on it?; 9. Can my child's siblings play in the session too?
10. Can I videotape the session? Can I install a live feed?11. I've noticed that my therapist takes my child outside to play as part of the session. Isn't this a waste of time?; 12. I noticed that my child's ABA therapist spends 20 minutes or so doing paperwork. Why is this?; 13. I noticed that my child's ABA session usually includes some time spent at the table. Can you tell me why they do so much work there?; 14. I keep offering my ABA therapist a meal, and they always refuse. Why are they so rude?
15. I thought my child would really like this. Instead, he cries frequently during session. What's wrong?
Summary, etc.:
Concise and practical, this handbook explains the ins and outs of Applied Behavior Analysis in a chatty Q&A format. It covers everything parents need to know from what a typical in-home session will entail, to how to navigate their relationship with their ABA therapist, to how to get more involved and begin using ABA methods themselves.
Subject: Autistic children -- Rehabilitation.
Behavior therapy for children
Child psychotherapy -- Parent participation.
Genre: Electronic books.

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