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Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis
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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.

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I. Introduction 1. Applied Behavior Analysis: History, Philosophy, Principles, and Basic Methods, Wayne W. Fisher, Rebecca A. Groff, and Henry S. RoaneII. Basic Principles and Concepts2. Respondent (Pavlovian) Conditioning, John W. Donahoe and Rocio Vegas3. Basic Operant Contingencies: Main Effects and Side Effects, A. Charles Catania4. Schedules of Reinforcement, F. Charles Mace, Jamie L. Pratt, Amanda N. Zangrillo, and Mark W. Steege5. 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 Issues7. Defining and Measuring Behavior, SungWoo Kahng, Einar T. Ingvarsson, Anna M. Quigg, Kimberly E. Seckinger, and Heather M. Teichman8. Single-Case Experimental Designs, Henry S. Roane, Joel E. Ringdahl, Michael E. Kelley, and Ashley C. GloverIV. Behavioral Assessment9. Identifying and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Positive Reinforcement, Cathleen C. Piazza, Henry S. Roane, and Amanda Karsten10. Functional and Structural Approaches to Behavioral Assessment of Problem Behavior, David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Jay W. Harding, and Linda J. Cooper-Brown11. Indirect Behavioral Assessments: Interviews and Rating Scales, Michael E. Kelley, Robert H. LaRue, Henry S. Roane, and Dana M. Gadaire12. Direct Observation, Rachel H. Thompson and John C. Borrero13. Functional Analysis: History and Methods, Alison M. Betz and Wayne W. FisherV. Interventions for Increasing Desirable Behavior14. Differential Reinforcement Procedures, Gregory P. Hanley and Jeffrey H. Tiger15. Building Complex Repertoires from Discrete Behaviors by Establishing Stimulus Control, Behavioral Chains, and Strategic Behavior, George H. Noell, Nathan A. Call, and Scott P. Ardoin16. Teaching Verbal Behavior, Matt Tincani, Andy Bondy, and Shannon Crozier17. Staff Training and Management, Dennis H. Reid, Niamh P. O'Kane, and Kenneth M. MacurikVI. Interventions for Decreasing Problem Behavior18. Developing Antecedent Interventions for Problem Behavior, Richard G. Smith19. Developing Function-Based Extinction Procedures for Problem Behavior, Timothy R. Vollmer and Elizabeth Athens20. Developing Function-Based Reinforcement Procedures for Problem Behavior, Wayne W. Fisher and Kelly Bouxsein21. Developing Function-Based Punishment Procedures for Problem Behavior, Dorothea C. Lerman and Lisa M. Toole22. Token Economies, Kyle W. Boerke and David Reitman VII. Subspecialties23. Behavioral Approaches to Education, Brian K. Martens, Edward J. Daly III, John C. Begeny, and Amanda VanDerHeyden24. Behavioral Treatment of Autism, Tiffany Kodak and Laura L. Grow25. Teaching Safety Skills to Children, Raymond G. Miltenberger and Amy C. Gross26. 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. Brady28. Behavioral Gerontology, Linda A. LeBlanc, Paige B. Raetz, and Leilani FelicianoVIII. Professional Issues 29. Behavior Analysis and Ethics,William O'Donohue and Kyle E. Ferguson30. Training and Professional Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis, Gerald L. Shook and James M. Johnston

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Edited by Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Munroe-Meyer Institute, USA; Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, Munroe-Meyer Institute, USA; and Henry S. Roane, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, USA

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"This is an authoritative volume for practitioners, graduate students, and academicians. Authors include many top contributors to the field, who address basic principles; assessment and intervention; and specific applications in such areas as autism, education, addiction, and gerontology. The Handbook is well organized and chock full of valuable information. A great go-to resource." - Travis Thompson, Special Education Program, University of Minnesota, USA "Fisher, Piazza, and Roane have assembled leading behavior analysts to provide a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Readers will gain both an understanding of the science and an appreciation for how ABA can benefit education, autism treatment, behavioral medicine, and other disciplines. A major strength of the book is the high caliber of the contributing authors.This handbook will be a useful text for graduate courses, particularly those in the growing number of university programs focused on training individuals in advanced ABA." - Robert H. Horner, Professor of Special Education, University of Oregon, USA

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