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Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment

by Ennio Cipani Springer Publishing Company
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'Both parents and professionals who work with young children with autism should read this book.' --Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures (From the Foreword) 'To Miss Molly, before you started with an ABA program, we couldn't sing to you , we couldn't talk too loud, or even play music. Now you are in the drama club, dance classes, and on stage singing at the school talent show!!! I'm so proud of you.' --Mother of Molly Martin, featured in Chapter 4 Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment offers a wealth of insight and hope to both parents and clinicians. This book documents the latest research that shows that children who receive Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment consistently progress in skill development. This groundbreaking treatment has allowed numerous children to reach the 'best outcome status,' a level of normal intellectual and educational functioning. In essence, they become indistinguishable from their peers in everyday life. A must-read for parents and clinicians, this book is the first to document 'best outcome' case studies using exclusively ABA treatment. Key Features: First-hand accounts of the intellectual and behavioral progress of seven autistic children, written in a narrative style by the ABA professionals who conducted the consultationsContributors include Audrey Gifford, who is both a professional Behavioral Analyst and a parent of an autistic child who received ABA treatment Overview of autism research prior to ABA and an introduction to the development of the methodAnalysis of ABA treatment demonstrating why ABA is the most effective of all treatment methods

Contributors Foreword Preface Section I: Seven Best Outcome Cases Diamond in the Rough, Audrey Gifford Into the light: The Case of Maggie May, Audrey GiffordHey look, It's a Train! Rebecca P. F. MacDonaldGood Golly Miss Molly! Audrey GiffordThe Case of Nicholas B.,Glen O. Sallows and Tamlynn D. GraupnerA Parent's Story: Jake and Nick, Justin Leaf, Ronald Leaf, and Jamison Dayharsh Leaf Section II: An Historical View of Behavioral Treatment of Autism Autism: The Early Years, Ennio CipaniA Study in Perseverance: The Emergence of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, Tristram Smith, Daniel W. Mruzek, and Robert Peyton Appendices: Appendix A: Why is Joint Attention Important? Appendix B: Summary of Joint Attention Curriculum Sequence Appendix C: Why Artie Can't Learn! Appendix D: What Do We Know About Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention?

Ennio Cipani, PhD, a graduate of Florida State University, is a licensed psychologist and a full professor in the Department of Special Education at National University- Fresno. He has published numerous articles, chapters, books, and instructional material (including software) in the areas of child behavior management in homes and schools. Among his latest books are Classroom Management for All Teachers: Evidence-Based Practice, 3rd edition (Prentice Hall, 2007), and Punishment on Trial (Context Press, 2004). He has given many workshops at state and national conventions, as well as continuing education courses for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and others, focusing on the effective management of problem child behavior. Dr. Cipani has been doing in-home behavioral consultation for families with problem behaviors since 1982. He has dealt with many families and a variety of behavior problems, conducting assessment and intervention activities in homes and classrooms.