Raising a Child With Autism by Shira Richman
A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.
 

About Shira Richman

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Shira Richman is a behavior therapy consultant who attained her MA in psychology at New York University. She has worked extensively with children with autistic spectrum disorders, creating and supervising programs in applied behavior analysis. Shira Richman is the author of Raising a Child with Autism: A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents, also published by Jessica Kingsley publishers.
 
Published November 1, 2000 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd. 176 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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