Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism

Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Post Secondary
Mental Health Professional
6x9
Pages: 
230
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-263-6
Item Number:
2634
Price:$27.99
Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism

Overview

This widely used manual shows how to increase desirable behaviors by using techniques such as shaping, prompting, fading, modeling, backward chaining, and graduated guidance. It offers specific guidelines for arranging and managing the learning environment as well as standards for evaluating and maintaining success. Exercises, review questions, and numerous examples are included. The book is written for special educators, aides, residential staff, and those responsible for designing or evaluating behavioral programs. Often adopted as a supplementary college text.

Book Reviews

"Foxx deals with common teaching situations so logically that one feels as if 'I could do that' or better, 'I should do that!' When he discusses difficult subject matter such as exactly how one fades prompts or sets up backward chaining procedures, you actually feel that you can do this."

—Kenneth F. Kaufman, The Advocate

"The books would be fine supplemental texts for undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory course on behavior modification."

—Anthony F. Rotatori, American Journal of Mental Deficiency

"The books are very clearly written and have many practical everyday examples. . . Anyone who wants to know 'how to do' behavior modification and who reads the books and completes the tasks, will by the end of their work know how to go about it."

—Paul Berry, The Exceptional Child

Table of Contents

Preface

  1. Behavioral Objectives
  2. The Instructional Cycle or Three-Term Contingency
  3. Reinforcers
  4. Structuring the Learning Environment
  5. Schedules of Reinforcement
  6. Shaping
  7. Prompting and Fading
  8. Modeling and Imitation
  9. The Task Analysis Model and Stimulus-Response Chains
  10. Graduated Guidance
  11. Baseline Measurement
  12. Program Measurement and Evaluation
  13. The Development of Lasting Programs: Generalization, Behavior Maintenance, Program Pitfalls, and Guidelines for Establishing Behavioral Programs
Appendix A: Potential Reinforcers
Appendix B: Selected Journals
Appendix C: Answers for Practice and Review Sets
Glossary
Index
Training/Workshops

In-service training, consultation, workshops, or expert witness legal consultation by the author can be provided for your school, child, facility, agency, or organization. For more information and available dates, please contact:

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 17036
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Component/Ancillary Items: 

Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism

Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Post Secondary
Mental Health Professional
6x9
Pages: 
198
Item Number:
2642
Price:$27.99

Increasing and Decreasing Behaviors

Set of both volumes
Increasing and Decreasing Behaviors
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Post Secondary
Mental Health Professional
8.5x11
Item Number:
2650
Price:$49.99