Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2011-06-24
Publisher(s): INGRAM
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Describing the state of the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this comprehensive handbook provides detailed information about theory, research, and intervention. The contributors are leading ABA authorities who present current best practices in behavioral assessment and demonstrate evidence-based strategies for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors. Conceptual, empirical, and procedural building blocks of ABA are reviewed and specific applications described in education, autism treatment, addiction treatment, and other areas. The volume also addresses crucial professional and ethical issues, making it a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.

Author Biography

Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the H. B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research in the Munroe–Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe–Meyer Institute. Dr. Fisher\u2019s research interests include preference, choice, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. He is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Fellowship Award and the American Psychological Association (Division 25) award for distinguished contributions to applied behavioral research. Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, is a Professor at the Munroe–Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she is also Director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program. Dr. Piazza's research examines various aspects of feeding behavior in children with disabilities, with a focus on behavioral approaches to assessment and treatment. Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is Associate Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Director of the University\u2019s Family Behavior Analysis Clinic. He is currently an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the boards of directors of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Roane's research and clinical interests focus on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, preference identification, and program development.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction 1. Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Philosophy, Principles, and Basic Methods, Wayne W. Fisher, Rebecca A. Groff, and Henry S. Roane II. Basic Principles and Concepts 2. Respondent (Pavlovian) Conditioning, John W. Donahoe and Roc\u00edo Vegas 3. Basic Operant Contingencies: Main Effects and Side Effects, A. Charles Catania 4. Schedules of Reinforcement, F. Charles Mace, Jamie L. Pratt, Amanda N. Zangrillo, and Mark W. Steege 5. Stimulus Control and Generalization, Joseph E. Spradlin and Jennifer L. Simon 6. Designing Instructional Programming for Early Reading Skills, Kathryn J. Saunders III. Measurement, Design, and Methodological Issues 7. Defining and Measuring Behavior, SungWoo Kahng, Einar T. Ingvarsson, Anna M. Quigg, Kimberly E. Seckinger, and Heather M. Teichman 8. Single-Case Experimental Designs, Henry S. Roane, Joel E. Ringdahl, Michael E. Kelley, and Ashley C. Glover IV. Behavioral Assessment 9. Identifying and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement, Cathleen C. Piazza, Henry S. Roane, and Amanda Karsten 10. Functional and Structural Approaches to Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior, David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Jay W. Harding, and Linda J. Cooper-Brown 11. Indirect Behavioral Assessments: Interviews and Rating Scales, Michael E. Kelley, Robert H. LaRue, Henry S. Roane, and Dana M. Gadaire 12. Direct Observation, Rachel H. Thompson and John C. Borrero 13. Functional Analysis: History and Methods, Alison M. Betz and Wayne W. Fisher V. Interventions for Increasing Desirable Behavior 14. Differential Reinforcement Procedures, Gregory P. Hanley and Jeffrey H. Tiger 15. Building Complex Repertoires from Discrete Behaviors by Establishing Stimulus Control, Behavioral Chains, and Strategic Behavior, George H. Noell, Nathan A. Call, and Scott P. Ardoin 16. Teaching Verbal Behavior, Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy, and Shannon Crozier 17. Staff Training and Management, Dennis H. Reid, Niamh P. O\u2019Kane, and Kenneth M. Macurik VI. Interventions for Decreasing Problem Behavior 18. Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior, Richard G. Smith 19. Developing Function-Based Extinction Procedures for Problem Behavior, Timothy R. Vollmer and Elizabeth Athens 20. Developing Function-Based Reinforcement Procedures for Problem Behavior, Wayne W. Fisher and Kelly Bouxsein 21. Developing Function-Based Punishment Procedures for Problem Behavior, Dorothea C. Lerman and Lisa M. Toole 22. Token Economies, Kyle W. Boerke and David Reitman VII. Subspecialties 23. Behavioral Approaches to Education, Brian K. Martens, Edward J. Daly III, John C. Begeny, and Amanda VanDerHeyden 24. Behavioral Treatment of Autism, Tiffany Kodak and Laura L. Grow 25. Teaching Safety Skills to Children, Raymond G. Miltenberger and Amy C. Gross 26. Behavioral Pediatrics: Integrating Applied Behavior Analysis with Pediatric Medicine, Patrick C. Friman and Cathleen C. Piazza 27. Behavior Analysis and Treatment of Drug Addiction, Kenneth Silverman, Barbara J. Kaminski, Stephen T. Higgins, and Joseph V. Brady 28. Behavioral Gerontology, Linda A. LeBlanc, Paige B. Raetz, and Leilani Feliciano margin-bottom: 0pt"VIII. Professional Issues 29. Behavior Analysis and Ethics,William O\u2019Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson 30. Training and Professional Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, Gerald L. Shook and James M. Johnston

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