Useful textbooks/manuals for Running an ABA program – Good Places to Start:
Lynn M. Hamilton, Bernard Rimland. Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reasons for Hope and Guidance for Help (purchase on Amazon)
A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies & A Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism by Ron Leaf, John McEachin, Jaisom D. Harsh, Ronald Burton Leaf – Very good information and is good to use as a compliment to the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (purchase on Amazon)
Sundberg, Mark, L., Ph.D. and Partington, James, W. Ph.D. Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities (purchase on Amazon)
Partington, James, W. PhD., and Mark L. Sundberg, Mark, L. PhD. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS)
“The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist” developed by Bernard Rimland and Stephen Eldelson from the Autism Research Institute. This checklist can evaluate the effectiveness of intervention. Follow the link to get the checklist, or you can fill it online and print a copy. http://www.autismeval.com/ari-atec/
Some Personal Stories
Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family’s Triumph over Autism by Catherine Maurice. (New York: Fawcett Columbia, 1993). ISBN: 0449906647 (paperback 371 pages, 1994) (purcahse on Amazon)
On-line e-mail Groups
“The ME-list”. A great place to post specific ABA questions. A wealth of information and a great archive section too. To sign-up send a message to LISTSERV@IUPUI.EDU and tell them you want to subscribe to the ME-list.
“ABAParents” a yahoo list serve for parents involved with an ABA program. E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to Yahoo website and search for “ABAparents” to subscribe to this list.
“The Verbal Behaviour List”. Similar to the ME-list, but deals with using ABA to teach verbal behaviour. To subscribe send an email to DTT-NETemail@example.com and in the body and subject heading of the text write the word “subscribe”.
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Verbal Behaviour Links
The Verbal Behavior Network www.verbalbehaviornetwork.com An awesome site with many free downloads and a 53-minute video on verbal behaviour. Highly recommended!