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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading


Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism:  An Introduction
Suzanne Buchanan and Mary Jane Weiss, authors
Available from Autism New Jersey by calling 800.4.AUTISM.
Written to provide accurate and authoritative information to parents and professionals in the autism community about the scope and depth of ABA, this publication provides an introduction to the science of ABA, many ABA techniques, professional development for behavior analysts and science-based resources.

Family Stories:

Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph Over Autism
Catherine Maurice
Knopf, 1993

Autism: From Tragedy to Triumph
Carol Johnson and Julia Crowder
Branden Books (April 1994)
This book details the experience of a mother whose son is treated at the UCLA Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children under Ivar Lovaas and includes an afterword written by her son Drew for a psychology class during his second year of college.  Very inspiring.

Teaching manuals written for parents and educators:

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism:  A Manual for Parents and Professional
Edited by Catherine Maurice, PhD, Gina Green, PhD, & Stephen Luce, PhD
Pro-Ed, 1996.

Making a Difference: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism
Edited by Catherine Maurice, Richard Foxx & Gina Green, Pro-Ed, 2001.

Teaching Individuals with Developmental Delays
O. Ivar Lovaas
Pro-Ed, 2002

A Work in Progress:  Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism
Edited by Ron Leaf and John McEachin,
DRL Books, 1999

Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D. and James W. Partington, Ph.D., Behavior Analysts, Inc., 1998

Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs
Bruce L. Baker & Alan J. Brightman
Paul H. Brooks Publishing 1997

Right From the Start:  Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism
Sandra L. Harris, Mary Jane Weiss
Woodbine House, 1998

Activity Schedules for Children with Autism:  Teaching Independent Behavior
Lynn McClannahan, and Patricia Krantz
Woodbine House (1999)

The ABA Program Companion
J. Tyler Fovel
Strategic Alternatives (2002)

Increasing  and Decreasing Behaviors of Persons With Severe Retardation and Autism
Richard M. Foxx

The Power of Positive Parenting
Dr. Glenn I. Latham
P & T Ink (September 1994)

Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor
Bantam Books, 1999 Revised Edition
This is an excellent overview of the principles of behavior applied in everyday life situations.  It is easy to read and understand.

Defying Autism
Stephanie B. Lockshin, M.Ed., PhD., BCBA, Jennifer M. Gillis, MA, BCBA, and Raymond G. Romanczyk, Ph.D., BCBA
DRL Books, 2004
This book is written for families to help them evaluate their resources, generate home goals and implement home teaching programs.  Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of the family’s readiness and ability to implement goals.

Helping Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Stephanie B. Lockshin, M.Ed., PhD., BCBA, Jennifer M. Gillis, MA, BCBA, and Raymond G. Romanczyk, Ph.D., BCBA,
newharbingerpublications, inc. 2005.
This is a Step-by-Step workbook for families for “encouraging your child’s abilities and enhancing the health of your whole family.  The book encourages you to seek a balance between child-centered and family-centered goals.”

Sleep Better! A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs
V. Mark Durand
Brookes Publishing Company (November 1997)

How to Think Like a Behavior Analyst (2006)
Jon Bailey and Mary Burch
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers

Written Task Analyses:

Murdoch Center Program Library
Murdoch Center Foundation
Phone:  919-545-1000

Important Other:

Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities
John Jacobson, Richard Foxx, James Mulick, Editors
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers
Mahwah, New Jersey