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1. Understanding Applied Behavior
2. Applied Behavior Analysis for
3. Behavioral Detectives: A Staff
4. Principles of Everyday Behavior
5. Behavior Analysis and Learning:
6. Functional Analysis of Problem
7. Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis
8. Behavior Analysis for Effective
9. Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms
10. Research Methods in Applied Behavior
11. Raising a Child With Autism: A
12. Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis
13. Verbal Behavior Analysis: Inducing
14. Concepts and Principles of Behavior
15. Behavior Analysis of Child Development
16. Individual Choice Behavior: A
17. Focus on Behavior Analysis in
18. Applied Behavior Analysis
19. Methods of Behavior Analysis in
20. Outlines & Highlights for

1. Understanding Applied Behavior Analysis: An Introduction to ABA for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals (JKP Essentials Series) (Jkp Essential Series)
by Albert J. Kearney
Paperback: 112 Pages (2007-11-15)
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Asin: 1843108607
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based on the premise that behavior can be influenced by changes in environment and by the reinforcing consequences of that behavior. This introductory guide to ABA demystifies the basic terminology, the underlying principles and commonly-used procedures of ABA using accessible, everyday language.
Albert J. Kearney explains the kinds of learning and reinforcement processes that form the basis of ABA programs. Having covered these essential principles, he describes how the science of behavior analysis can be effectively applied to real life behavior problems. He looks at how behavior is assessed and various intervention techniques that are often employed with children who have autism and other special needs. Having laid these essential foundations, Kearney touches on more advanced topics: the applications of ABA in behavioral education, such as precision teaching and programmed instruction.
Clear, accessible and with a structure that is easy-to-follow, this book is an essential introduction to the discipline of ABA and its applications for parents and professionals. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars I agree-Helpful for Novice!
While I had an older edition of this book (gave to a friend to borrow who could benefit from using it) (from around 2005), the book was very helpful for a novice.After I finished the course, I gave the book to a friend.She continues to get a lot of use from this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as easy to understand as stated
This book is a little more complicated than the author implies. There are some useful chapters, but I got a little lost with the "BIG" words.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great information in an easy-to-read format
This book had wonderful information about ABA in an easy-to-read format. The language was straightforward and easy to understand.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good resource
This is a very easy read an provides a wealth of information in a very small resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
A great introductory resource for students of ABA or parents and teachers of autistic children; easy to read, entertaining and thorough. ... Read more

2. Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers (8th Edition)
by Paul A. Alberto, Anne C. Troutman
Paperback: 504 Pages (2008-04-27)
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Asin: 0131592890
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Scholarly and empirically based, this market-leading text gives students what they need to understand using the principles and practices of applied behavioral management in the classroom. The content is presented clearly, in a friendly, accessible–even fun–manner. The eighth edition uses classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research. Content is presented in the order of decision-making by a teacher who has a student exhibiting challenging behavior in class or a student who needs to execute a behavior-change project. The text covers identifying target behavior, collecting and graphing data, functional assessment, experimental design, arranging antecedents and consequences, generalizing behavior change and discusses the importance of ethical considerations in using applied behavior analysis in the classroom. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars text book order
My book arrived in great condition but, it didn't arrive until the day before my 3rd class. It took about 3 weeks to arrive.

3-0 out of 5 stars Required reading
I purchased this book for a college course. A few of the chapters are entertaining with the diagrams and cartoon examples. The delivery and condition of the book are in good order.

5-0 out of 5 stars great
I got the book more quickly than expected. I sent an e-mail to the seller and got a quick response.

4-0 out of 5 stars Liked the book
Ordered the book for a class.Ended up not taking the class but liked the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars ABA Textbook- quick delivery!
I joined a class late and ordered the textbook with less than a week until class started.The book showed up 1 hour before class!!!Pretty fast for being sent media mail.The only negative was that it wasn't noted in the description that there was highlighting throughout the book which I don't love, but otherwise in excellent condition.Would definitely buy again from this seller. ... Read more

3. Behavioral Detectives: A Staff Training Exercise Book in Applied Behavior Analysis
by Bobby Newman, Dana R. Reinecke
Paperback: 260 Pages (2007-11-16)
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Asin: 0966852869
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Behavioral Detectives: A Staff Training Exercise Book in Applied Behavior Analysis allows readers in on case conferences discussing behavioral issues in developmental disabilities and applied behavior analysis. Short stories are presented, always with a clinical mistake present. The job of the reader is to discover the mistake. The reader can then turn to the back to see if (s)he was correct, learning about applied behavior analysis along the way. Note for kindle users: page numbers may not collate the same way and we suggest using a word search on name or chapter title instead. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book For Anybody
Learn how behavior analysis works from real examples of unwanted behavior and solving the problem, then, go out and have some fun changing behavior. I use behavior analysis and modification technology on everybody and everything that has behavior. This technology is not just for use on those with autism. It works on "normal" subjects too, like your awful kids, your inconsiderate spouse, your rude co-workers, your stupid boss, your neighbor's dog, your wild horse, your stubborn mule, your crazy monkey, etc. If Obama would learn this technology he could even modify the Republicans behavior.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dr. Newman is brilliant
Dr. Newman has once again conveyed complex information brilliantly. Family members and professionals who live and work with students diagnosed with disabilities, should read this book to guide them through the many behavioral challenges they may face.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book was incredibly helpful.As someone who is very interested in Applied Behavior Analysis, but has little training, this book made it very easy to understand why certain approaches to behavior didn't work as well as why other approaches did.This literature was refreshing.It was written with all of the expertise and intelligence of a PhD, but was still witty, and lacked all of the drab writing that typically exists in a nonfiction book.You will not regret buying this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Some very Smart Detective Work
I am always on the lookout for books about ABA that will appeal to my undergraduate Field Work class. Bobby Newman and Dana Reinecke's book BehavioralDetectives is a very useful teaching tool.The authors describe 59 challenging case consultations. There is a section of case studies and then a section of solutions.The person who reads the book as a self-tutorial can turn to the at the back of the book to learn how the authors thought about the case and how they identified the critical factors that were influencing the problematic behavior.For the faculty member who wishes to start a discussion about a particular aspect of ABA intervention one can read the case to the class and then encourage the students to discussfactors that might be pivotal in the person's failure to learn a new adaptive skill or why they are exhibiting a maladaptive behavior.One can ultimately share the authors' solution with the class.The book is clearly and engaging written with some fine bits of humor, and would be of interest to parents as well as students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool
As always, a Newman book delivers. I use this book in an intro Functional Analysis class at a State University, for students to practice skills with as they learn them.They enjoy the stories, and I like having real examples for them to practice with.The brief stories make for quick homework assignments, and I am able to quickly see which students need more instruction, or which topics I need to cover better!Thanks Bobby! ... Read more

4. Principles of Everyday Behavior Analysis (with Printed Access Card)
by L. Keith Miller
Paperback: 602 Pages (2005-07-05)
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Asin: 053459994X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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PRINCIPLES OF EVERYDAY BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS uses generalization programming to show you how to apply behavioral concepts to complex everyday situations. The author introduces, defines, and illustrates each behavior modification concept and then immediately includesvignettes that show you how to apply concepts to the real world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Basic Introduction to Behavior Analysis
This book is designed for students with no previous understanding of behavior analysis and breaks down each concept into easily understandable wording based on years of testing every part of the text and the quizzes by analyzing errors and readability, time taken to read specific passages, etc with students at the University of Kansas. The author was my graduate advisor so I am biased, but I have never seen a better text in behavior analysis that assures mastery of the material. I suggest anyone who reads this book and goes through the quizzes take a little time to notice how carefully every passage is programmed and presented and how easy it all seems as you go through. That is what good elegant programmed instruction produces, and it is extremely rare that anyone puts that level of energy and thought into their writing. Once you have mastered the concepts at the level presented in this book, I suggest picking up a text that takes the concepts to the next level of understanding.

Thomas Zwicker, Ph.D.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Intro to Behavior Analysis
I wish more college classes would use this as their textbook, particularly intro to ABA courses. I frequently recommend this book to anyone interested in learning Behavior Analysis (or Applied Behavior Analysis - ABA). As another reviewer stated, it makes learning the content almost effortless. It uses the behavior analysis principles to make learning efficient and easy. This book was the text for the first class I took on Behavior Analysis for my master's degree, and thank goodness it was. Other books I've seen used for intro or upper level courses would have been so difficult to understand if it were not for the simple, straight-forward way the material was presented in Miller's book. Well worth the price!

Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed.
Editor, Positively Autism Newsletter

5-0 out of 5 stars college student
Product arrived in plastic wrap as promised.Great price compared to the school book store.Due to the fact that it is more of a work book than text book, I would purchase it new.

1-0 out of 5 stars ?
Ordered the book by the 3rd of August and was supposed to get it by the 25th at the latest. classes started the 20th and the book never came. got a full refund with the promise that the book had been shipped but it never did show up. had to frantically find another book in order to keep up with quizzes and had to pay high university prices.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
I returned this item because it was the wrong edition. The seller was very accommodating and promptly credited my Amazon account. ... Read more

5. Behavior Analysis and Learning: Fourth Edition
by W. David Pierce, Carl D. Cheney
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2008-05-05)
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Asin: 0805862609
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Behavior Analysis and Learning, Fourth Edition is an essential textbook covering the basic principles in the field of behavior analysis and learned behaviors, as pioneered by B. F. Skinner. The textbook provides an advanced introduction to operant conditioning from a very consistent Skinnerian perspective. It covers a range of principles from basic respondent conditioning through applied behavior analysis into cultural design. Elaborating on Darwinian components and biological connections with behavior, the book treats the topic from a consistent worldview of selectionism. The functional relations between the organism and the environment are described, and their application in accounting for old behavior and generating new behavior is illustrated.

Expanding on concepts of past editions, the fourth edition provides updated coverage of recent literature and the latest findings. There is increased inclusion of biological and neuroscience material, as well as more data correlating behavior with neurological and genetic factors.

The material presented in this book provides the reader with the best available foundation in behavior science and is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology or other behavior-based disciplines. In addition, a website of supplemental resources for instructors and students makes this new edition even more accessible and student-friendly (www.psypress.com/pierceandcheney).

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1-0 out of 5 stars One would hope for better, given the subject matter...
I'm using this book in conjunction with a college undergraduate class I'm taking and my reaction is one of disappointment. In my experience, the most clearly written textbooks are ones designed for psychology classes, but this book is poorly constructed and painfully dull. It befuddles me to the highest that a textbook written about operant behavior and conditioning doesn't take advantage of it's own topic to help instruct the college student.

Topics are poorly introduced and definitions are incomplete. Particularly galling, the text will set up multiple items as subtopics and only define or explore some of those subtopics.

In my book (pardon the pun), this book fails not only at being a flowing, interesting text, but it also defies it's own subject matter.

I would implore instructors looking to engage their students in a dialog of the subject matter and spawn their students' curiosities, -not- to utilize this textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, detailed book on the topic
This text gives a lot of very detailed descriptions and also good examples and charts to help students understand the information.It has been a great supplement to my Operant Behavior course.

4-0 out of 5 stars Expaning on Skinnerian Ideology
As a book about Behavior Analysis, this book doesn't do bad at all. It has its pros and cons as all books do, and it does adopt something of a dogmatic approach when it comes to Skinnerian belief - as many ABA professions do. Still, that is the way of ABA and, in many rights, it does need to be acknowledged in order to understand how to truly help people.

It courts many of the mottos that ABA courts now: it talks about the individual and the mannerisms displayed according to the problem manifesting, it looks at a number of subjects with a little Darwinian "why," and it tries to address ABA in a way that walks the idealistic line between academia and really-real world without leaning too far either way. In some areas it does a great job of that too, helping the reader to better understand the trials and tribulations people face. In other ways it falters, sometimes missing small things and sometimes (debatably so) not streamlining B.F. Skinner enough and softening to some newer approaches.

Were I to fault this book as a text, it would not be for any of the aforementioned things because they are contextual subjects that are open for debate and because all texts are inherently flawed. I would have to say I did have some concerns that had to do with some of the examples proved throughout the reading, thinking they were a tad overbearing sometimes. This isn't to say that all of the examples are bad - some are really thought out and work the way they need to work. Like an overworked essay or a paper with a few too many pages, there are areas when redundancy creeps in.

Perhaps the review of the book seems a bit heavy-handed when it comes to be book, and perhaps it is. To their esteemed credit, the writers do know what they are talking about, they wrote a great job dealing with a subject that far too few people seem to grasp, and their textbook was readable. Above all, that should matter because, in teaching, texts are oftentimes ignored if they are too laden with weights that really don't have to be there because students are, well, students.

Keeping all of this in mind, I would recommended this book for review to teachers that agree with the author's points-of-view, that perhaps want more than one text for diversity's sake, and for students looking to do the same.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
The 3rd edition of this text was extremely helpful for me in my behavior analysis course. Word definitions were listed in the back for easy access, if they weren't defined in the text itself. Examples given were very helpful in understanding concepts and a lot of diagrams were given to help those of us who understand better via visual learning. Reviews at the end of each chapter included study questions which were very helpful. It was an interesting read, at least for someone already interested in the topic.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible!
This text is simply awful.It's badly written, sports terrible examples, gives outright incorrect information at times, and includes a full glossary of completely useless definitions.Half of said definitions don't even qualify as valid members of that category - the entries drone on about related concepts and examples without ever defining the word.Even when things are actually defined, they're often defined very very badly or just wrong.There's typos everywhere and even simple math errors.Please don't waste your money and PLEASE don't use this text for any valid course on Behavior Analysis.You'll loose credibility immediately, not least with your students. ... Read more

6. Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior: From Effective Assessment to Effective Support (The Wadsworth Special Educator Series)
by Alan C. Repp, Robert H. Horner
Paperback: 432 Pages (1999-02-01)
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Contains several articles by experts in the fields of special education and psychology. Each article explores the issues, theories, and practices of assessing problem behavior and determining how to use this information. Together, the articles of this text present current advances in the use of functional assessment technology: taking the techniques and strategies of traditional functional analysis and using this information to construct clinical interventions. Three sections focus on the following topics: how functional assessment can be used to intervene effectively and change problem behavior, common procedures for using functional assessment in the preschool and school classroom, and new directions and trends in the field of functional assessment. A thorough and well-researched base of knowledge on problem behavior is provided, and the student learns the many ways in which this behavior may be diagnosed, intervened, and ideally changed. ... Read more

7. Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis
Paperback: 488 Pages (2000-11-01)
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Asin: 1878978349
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) encompasses many disparate populations, settings, and interventions. If there is a problem, more than likely, ABA has addressed it. Interventions tend to be creative and, more often than not, effective. Within these pages are some of the field’s foremost practitioners discussing functional analysis, behavioral acquisition, school psychology, habits, pediatrics, delinquency, brain injury, autism, organizations, safety, consultation, sports, college teaching, and the future of ABA. Each chapter concludes with reading objectives helpful for deeper understanding and further discussion.

Forward by Beth Sulzer-Azaroff, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts

Stimulus Preference and Reinforcer Assessment Applications by Martin T. Ivancic, Western Carolina Center

Behavioral Acquisition by Persons with Developmental Disabilities by Anthony J. Cuvo and Paula K. Davis, Southern Illinois University

The Functional Analysis Model of Behavioral Assessment by Brian A. Iwata, SungWoo Kahng, Michele D. Wallace, and Jana S. Lindberg, University of Florida

Current Issues in the Function-Based Treatment of Aberrant Behavior in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities by James E. Carr, Sean Coriaty, and Claudia L. Dozier, University of Nevada

Behavior Analysis and School Psychology by Ruth A. Ervin and Kristal E. Ehrhardt, Western Michigan University

Assessment and Treatment of Habit Disorders by Raymond G. Miltenberger, North Dakota State University, and Douglas W. Woods, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Behavioral Pediatrics: The Confluence of Applied Behavior Analysis and Pediatric Medicine by Nathan J. Blum, Children’s Seashore House of Children's Hospital of Philidelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Patrick C. Friman, University of Nevada

Behavioral, Family-Style Residential Care for Troubled Out-of-Home Adolescents: Recent Findings by Patrick C. Friman, University of Nevada

Behavioral Contributions to Brain-Injury Rehabilitation by Harvey E. Jacobs, Cumberland, A Brown Schools Hospital for Children and Adolecents

Behavioral Psychotherapy and the Rise of Clinical Behavior Analysis by Steven C. Hayes and Richard T. Bissett, University of Nevada

Behavioral Interventions for Children With Autism by William D. Frea and Glenda L. Vittimberga, California State University, Los Angeles

Organizational Behavior Management in Human Service Settings by Dennis H. Reid and Marsha B. Parsons, Louisiana State University Medical Center and Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center, Morganton, NC

Basic Behavioral Research and Organizational Behavior Management by Alan Poling, Alyce M. Dickinson, John Austin, and Matt Normand, Western Michigan University

Performance Analysis and Performance Diagnostics by John Austin, Western Michigan University

Behavioral Approaches to Organizational Safety by Mark P. Alavosius, Augustus E. Adams, David K. Ahern and Michael J. Follick, Behavior Safety Advantage, Abacus Risk Management Technologies

Behavioral Consultation by W. Larry Williams, University of Nevada

Behavioral Sport Psychology by Garry L. Martin and Gregg A. Tkachuk, University of Manitoba

Organizational Behavior Management and Instructional Systems by Dale M. Brethower, Western Michigan University

Behavioral Approaches to College Teaching by Jennifer L. Austin, Florida State University

A Futurist Perspective for Applied Behavior Analysis by Jon S. Bailey, Florida State University ... Read more

8. Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching
by Julie S. Vargas
Paperback: 392 Pages (2009-03-05)
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Asin: 0415990084
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Modern teachers increasingly encounter students who enter their classroom with low motivation, learning problems, or disruptive behavior. The mission of this book is to provide teachers and other human service professionals specific tools they can use to teach more effectively without using the punitive methods that are too often part of educational practices. At the same time, the book explains the behavioral science on which behavioral practices are based.

This text is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in teacher education, special education, physical education, and educational psychology as well as for practicing teachers who would like to know what behavior analysis has to offer. The book is also appropriate for students in school psychology, school counseling, school social work and other human service areas. A course using this book as its basic text would qualify as one of the five courses required to sit for the credentialling exams given by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.

Outstanding features include:

Classroom Focus – The book seamlessly integrates behaviour management with effective instruction within a classroom context. It focuses on practical steps that teachers can take in any classroom setting to improve performance and reduce disruptions. It explains topics that teachers frequently encounter such as functional analysis, functional assessment, and behavior support plans. It addresses from a behavior analysis framework recent advances in Tag teaching, Precision Teaching, and verbal behavior. Exercises at the end of each chapter provide quick checks on basic concepts and problem-solving exercises, with answers where appropriate

Presentation – The author is an exceptionally clear writer who uses a wealth of real (not imaginary) classroom examples.

Pedagogy – The pedagogy follows behavior-analytic principles including clear behavioral objectives and coordinated end-of-chapter exercises. The book contains an end-of-book glossary and bibliography.

Website – A coordinated website provides additional web-based quizzes, illustrative video clips, and guidelines for research projects that can be done as part of course requirements.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed!
It took less than a week to receive the book and the book is exactly what I needed!No problems at all!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's What Real Teaching Is All About
This book is the best book of all time on teaching and learning. It's for those that really want to teach anyone anything. It's not going to be a hit with the public school systems or the child abusers that masquerade as teachers in the public schools. It's not about labeling children or anyone else. It's not about grading anyone below average, average or above average. It's not about punishing and abusing a child because the child does not learn at the "average" rate of learning whatever. It's not about blaming a child for the incompetency and inadequacy of the teachers, the teaching method and the school system. It's about honest teaching and learning based upon science.
All parents should read this book and use the knowledge in this book to teach their children. If you have to send you child to the public school, arm yourself with the knowledge of teaching in this book, so you can at least offer some protection and defense against the abuse your child's teacher and the system will be doing to your child.

If you are poor and cannot afford the cost of this very reasonably priced book; then, buy this 1977 book, used on Amazon instead, "Behavioral Psychology for Teachers", by Julie S. Vargas (I got mine for $4.50 plus $3.99 shipping). "Behavioral Analysis for Effective Teaching" by Julie S. Vargas appears to me to be an update of "Behavioural Psychology for Teachers" (Behavioural is the misspelling used in the Amazon listing for this title). The 1977 book contains all the essential ideas contained in "Behavioral Analysis for Effective Teaching" for a very low price. If you can afford the new book, please buy it and save the low priced old books for the poor folks that want to learn how to teach

5-0 out of 5 stars Must reading for teachers and parents
I am an author ("The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome"), the mother of a son with Asperger syndrome and other learning disabilities, a special education teacher, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The law of the land is clear: Children who receive special education and related services are entitled to scientifically based, data-driven, evidence-based educational approaches. Right now, the only intervention that fits that bill is applied behavior analysis. Contrary to popular misconception, applied behavior analysis is not about "modifying behavior"--it's about the science of teaching and the science of learning. And when we say "learning" in ABA, we mean learning literally anything and everything that can be taught: from academic subjects to daily living skills, from reading to social skills, from how to ride a bike to how to write about riding a bike. Dr. Vargas comes to this book with unique qualifications. Not only is she respected within the field of applied behavior analysis, she has also served her time as an elementary school classroom teacher. Her explanations of the science of teaching are clear, and her arguments for a more scientifically based approach are unassailable. Rich with illustrations and practical advice on how to apply these strategies effectively, "Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching" is a fantastic book and should be required reading for teachers and administrators, as well as the state and federal education agencies that define what constitutes "evidence-based."

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on the Technology of Teaching
This book is very well written and covers behavior analysis very thoroughly. I am not a teacher, but I wish all teachers, especially my grandson's teachers, will read and apply the methods outlined in this wonderful book. Teaching is much more than presenting information and Julie Vargas explains how to teach effectively without using aversive techniques. It is filled with many examples of classroom problems and how to deal with them. She explains how to motivate students with positive feedback - such as graphs that show their progress, not their absolute score. (When we can actually see our progress it is very motivating!)She explains many methods to provide immediate positive feedback to students, immediate feedback that is vital to effective teaching. This should be required reading for all teachers and parents interested in teaching their children! I highly recommend this book! ... Read more

9. Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis (Volume 1)
by Bobby Newman, Kenneth F. Reeve, Sharon A. Reeve, Carolyn S. Ryan
Paperback: 152 Pages (2003-11)
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Behaviorspeak is a glossary of terms in common usage in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the autistic-spectrum disorders. Deliberately written in a humorous and easily understood style, this will be an invaluable resource for parents and direct care service providers. ABA is a technically precise discipline, where a misunderstanding of a term can lead to a misapplied technique. Behaviorspeak will give readers the tools necessary to understand articles in professional journals, presentations, and books.A KINDLE version is now also available. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Glossary on ABA
I am studying Applied Behavior Analysis and sometimes the terminology gets confusing.This book has assisted in my learning process very much and I refer to it often.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource!
Great resource for providing parents with easy to understand definitions of ABA terms. Going to use these definitions in our parent trainings.

5-0 out of 5 stars An ABA Dictionary
It's good to see the growth of interest in treating serious behavior problems, such as those associated with autism-spectrum disorders, mental retardation, and schizophrenia, in the scientific manner provided by applied behavior analysis. But in order to do ABA effectively, those involved with treatment must speak a common language. This glossary will help people do just that. Everyone who works in a setting where applied behavior analysis is used should have a copy of this book. Study it, and keep it for future reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing ABA Dictionary
This book is fantastic, everything you ever wanted to know about ABA plus an almost satirical way of describing things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read
Useful and easy to read book. Great for explaining terms that people don't understand.Many uses in the professional world. Entertaining as well! ... Read more

10. Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis
Paperback: 280 Pages (2002-02-13)
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This very practical, how-to text provides the beginning researcher with the basics of applied behavior analysis research methods. In 10 logical steps, this text covers all of the elements of single-subject research design and it provides practical information for designing, implementing, and evaluating studies. Using a pocketbook format, the authors provide novice researcher with a "steps-for-success" approach that is brief, to-the-point, and clearly delineated. 

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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a text that teaches behavior analytic research skills behavior analytically!
I found Bailey & Burch's outstanding text by happy accident, while searching for a resource for my BCBA students, who are preparing posters to present at the end of their practicum course.It was so perfect for them that I sent the publication information to them -- with an apology that it came too late for their course on research methods in applied behavior analysis!

Bailey and Burch get the pedagogy for this text RIGHT -- that is to say, they teach like the behavior analysts they are.Behavior analysts are those helping and teaching professionals who, by dint of their research and practical experience, really should "know better" than to confuse "telling" with "teaching."In consultation to teachers and caregivers, behavior analysts have repeatedly demonstrated that effective instruction is based on task-analysis followed by practice and feedback on those tasks.Unfortunately, up to now, there was no text on research methods that went beyond a "train and hope" orientation.

Previous texts adroitly described the types of research designs available and accurately explained the means by which to evaluate graphic displays of data; this provided the "training."Beyond that, though, students had to "hope" that a willing mentor assisted with the rest.Instructors, too, had to "hope" that, after the coursework was finished, the students were ready to apply what they and the text had taught (presumably through contingency adduction and selection through consequences).

Bailey and Burch do something completely different: they provide what was previously left to "hope;" the text progresses from the task analysis components involved, from picking a topic of study, through gaining access to a research site, to currying favor with the persons found there, in preparing a successful HS-IRB application, all the way through manuscript preparation and publication.This is what it means to teach behavior analysis behavior analytically.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read
This book is easy to read, has useful information, and the author has a good sense of humor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Splendid guide to quality research
Up-to-date guide to developing worthwhile research projects in applied behaviour analysis.Well-written and stimulating style.Will be an essential read for students who are aiming for Behavior Analyst Certification Board credentials and for professionals who aspire to publishing high quality research in top-rated research journals.I will certainly be recommending it to graduates and advanced undergraduates who choose to conduct applied projects as part of their studies.

There are several other books on the topic available.Many are useful, even if up to 20 years in print, and should be read too as they contain different details.However this book updates recommendations and includes recent developments in electronic literature research, data-collection, and presentation.

A distinctive aspect of Bailey & Burch (2002) is that it acknowledges the difficulties of conducting good behaviour analytic research and suggests how to avoid those difficulties (e.g., conducting informal pilot studies) or how to escape them if they do arise (e.g., recognising when a service is just not a suitable host for the fledgling researcher).These considerations are not usually included in research methods texts.It is refreshing and inspiring that the authors are making public their research development "secrets for success".

The authors recommend extremely high standards for evaluating the quality of data.Even some well-established highly published research groups may not meet those standards.Students may need help in recognising where compromises are acceptable to enable them to conduct reserach that is practically possible and still valid.

Overall - this book is splendid. ... Read more

11. Raising a Child With Autism: A Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis for Parents
by Shira Richman
Paperback: 173 Pages (2001-05)
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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a method which has been found to be effective in teaching children with autistic spectrum disorders and changing their behaviors. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home. Richman provides tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interactions and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and school. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good how to manual
This is a pretty good book. I think it delivers what it promises. it's kinda a quick overview/manual book. I am the parent of a child with Autism and I am always looking for ways to connect with my son. I am always searching for how to communicate with him, how to direct him to follow directions and how to make connections with him.

This book covers some straightforward tips, reminders and tools for parents. Kinda like a high-level how-to book. and it explains the theory behind the ideas it advocates.

The book is kinda thin and has lots of space in the margins, so don't expect an overabundant wealth of information. But this was a nice compliment to my arsenal of ideas on how to communicate with my son. ... Read more

12. Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis (Volume 1)
by Bobby Newman, Dana Reinecke, Sarah Birch, Frederica Blausten
Paperback: 148 Pages (2002-06)
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Applied Behavior Analysis has proven to be the most effective means of teaching children diagnosed with autistic-spectrum disorders.ABA is not, however, "one size fits all."Different teaching techniques within ABA must be chosen, based upon student need.In Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis, Dr. Bobby Newman and colleagues describe an approach that alters teaching methodologies based on the functioning level of the student.While there are many schools of thought within ABA, they are all part of the same basic science.Aspects of that science are outlined.Portions of an introductory manual and a study describing the effectiveness of an ABA preschool are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable!
Once again, Bobby Newman has created a fresh, clear, comprehensive way to view applied behavior analysis. Like all of Dr. Newman's books, "Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis" is elegantly organized and written so logically that even the most counterintuitive details of ABA slide effortlessly into place. I recommend this book to everyone I work with, and they all say the same thing: Thanks!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
This book provides additional information that is essential for developing behavioral programs. It provides an excellent description with examples to use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading from Dr. Bobby Newman
The explanations provided in Dr. Newman's book have assisted us in the implementation of an intensive home ABA program. After much misunderstanding of what ABA truly is, we have come to the realization that employing behavioral science will give our child the opportunity to reach his full potential. More importantly, we have seen the positive results. Using a data-based methodology as described in Dr. Newman's book enables us to objectively assess in a timely manner whether or not our child is making progress and learning.

To put it simply, this gives us the tools and measures we need to ensure that we are maximizing our child's opportunities to learn. When we first started on our journey with our child almost 2 years ago, the majority of the information we were given about ABA was incorrect. As Dr. Newman points out in his book, ABA is not just discrete trial teaching (which is only ONE of many tools available in the world of ABA). ABA is an all encompassing philosophy that is positively influencing our child's life.

For parents like us, reading "Graduated ABA" includes straight-forward explanations, rather than academic dissertations. What do I need to know to move ahead promptly and help my child? This is the type of question that can be addressed by reading this book. Dr. Newman's book has helped us establish the foundation on which to build a solid home program. I highly recommend this book to all parents who are eager to educate themselves in order to educate their child.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book from the prolific Bobby Newman.
A Review of Graduated Applied Behavior Analysis

An excellent book from the prolific Bobby Newman. This is Bobby's third book on the application of behavior analysis to helping children with autism. All three books, are excellent reads--warm, humanistic, humorous, informal, and anecdotal (case-studyish), easy, fun, but not condescending, written for parents, trainers, tutors, and teachers of autistic children. Not only are these books easy reads, but they are also valuable reads; each book makes serious points, and the books are not redundant with each other, nor are they redundant with any other autism books. I recommend them to my undergrad and grad students working with autistic children.

Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down until I'd finished it--rare for me.

In addition to the case studies, this book also gives how-to-apply-behavior-analysis details and an excellent outcome study empirically demonstrating the power of applied behavior analysis to improve the quality of the student lives.

Other contributors to this book are Sarah Birch, Frederica Blausten, and Dana Reinecke.

Richard Malott, Ph.D.
Behavior Analysis Program
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

5-0 out of 5 stars Hooray for One Science
Bravo to Dr. Newman for advocating for the science and not for the person behind it.This book will be extremely valuable to interventionists and parents alike.Its "stream of consciousness" style makes the most scientific concepts reader friendly.I highly recommend it to anyone interested in using applied behavior analysis. ... Read more

13. Verbal Behavior Analysis: Inducing and Expanding New Verbal Capabilities in Children with Language Delays
by R. Douglas Greer, Denise E. Ross
Paperback: 336 Pages (2007-05-11)
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Help children develop language and verbal functions!


“This is definitely a book I will be purchasing for my professional use. I supervise student teachers in home-based programs as well as school programs and this book will be a perfect fit for the program implementation we currently present. Greer and Ross have produced an excellent accumulation of research compilation, assessment and program descriptions for implementation by professionals training and working with autistic children and adults.” 

-Dr. Irfa Karmali, Shelby Residential and Vocational Services


 “Overall, a very technically accurate book and one well suited to accompany a practicum component in verbal behavior. Very comprehensive and [does] a good job of covering most questions, concerns and issues [for] training others to implement verbal behavior strategies. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.” 

-Janet Goodman, University of West Georgia



Responding to the overwhelming demand for effective language development tools for children with no language and severe language delays related to autism and other disabilities, Douglas Greer and Denise Ross present newly identified methods to assist teachers and parents in their efforts to provide verbal capabilities to children. In their book Verbal Behavior Analysis, Doug and Denise describe how to help children produce novel and spontaneous verbal functions, acquire language incidentally, and become socially verbal. They carefully integrate the latest research, including many new findings, and present readers with a clear outline of the current state of the science of verbal behavior and its application to children with real needs. Behavior analysts, parents, and teachers will find the procedures applicable to all forms of language (signs, pictures, and voice-generating devices) while maintaining a strong emphasis on the vocal production of a child’s speech.

  • Describes how to teach children to be literate listeners, reducing the number of instructional times required to teach basic skills from four to ten times. (Chapter 3).
  • Presents the necessary procedures to teach children to become observational learners. (Chapter 5 and 7).
  • Offers practitioners methods for teaching children to acquire novel language and language usage incidentally, allowing children to expand their language without direct instruction. (Chapters 3, 5, and 6).
  • Demonstrates helping children to move from emergent speakers to readers, and learn to enjoy books in free time,  and  to read. (Chapter 6).
  • Introduces a verbal developmental scheme to guide instruction and aid practitioners in determining which children need particular interventions and when they need them, along with alternative tactics and strategies for solving learning problems. (Chapters 2 and 7).
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4-0 out of 5 stars A book one of its kind
This book is very good in many respects:
1) it introduces the reader in the underlying theory of VBA.
2) it gives data extracted from research, so the reader knows that what he reads is scientifically proven.
3) it outlines plans that one may use to develop a full-fledged therapy.
4) it provides criteria for checking a child's progress.

It's main drawback is the content presentation: poorly organized, it does not have clear boundaries between the categories mentioned above. This makes reading more difficult than it should be.

But the results pay off the effort. "Verbal Behavior Analysis" clearly contains the latest research in the field of Verbal Behavior and no one interested in VB should overlook this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Effects of applying tacticsfrom "Verbal Behavior Analysis"
After reading through "Verbal Behavior Analysis: Inducing and Expanding New Verbal Capabilities in Children with Language Delays" tactics from the readings were utilized to increase verbal behavior in 2 non-verbal boys diagnosed with Autism. Echoic behavior was established, followed by mands (requests) and tacts (labeling) with both boys. Presently, one of these students' has generalized mand behavior to various environments and people. "Verbal Behavior Analysis" has been a key component in providing step by step information and assisted with programmatic changes.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but maybe technical for an intro to Verbal Behavior
I am the parent of a child with autism who has had ABA and VB programming for some years.
If I were a parent unfamiliar or new to applied behavior analysis, I think that this (text)book might be an overwhelming introduction and too technical as a starting point or as a basic "how-to" of verbal behavior. That said, having attended some workshops and read the basic manuals and parent-oriented texts on verbal behavior, I find this a useful next step and reference that adds nuance and sophisticated information such as autoclitics, use of graphical information for instructional decisionmaking, detail of the transfer process across verbal operants, multiple and joint control, a nice hierarchical progression of speaker behavior, WH questions, why "self-talk" is a prerequisite skill target towards functional conversation, and integrating textual information as a scaffold for vocal and conversational behavior (including conditioning books as reinforcers and using yoked contingencies to shape reading and writing behavior), etc. There are many descriptions and examples of specific instructional tactics and data collection, as well as appendices of data collection forms, graphical data collection, and a glossary.
So while technical, I believe that it is a valuable text as an intermediate step between the fairly descriptive but not necessarily comprehensive or detailed materials usually available and the really professionally-oriented journal articles. For professionals and students of behavior analysis, this could be at a useful and more immediately applicable level.
If I had a real criticism, it might be in the layout. Some information might be more accessible to those unfamiliar with the subject matter if the chapters included interspersed sub-summaries before the end of chapter summaries for allow some pause to contemplate and integrate the material. Perhaps some practice problems or exercises would be useful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most frequently found in my photocopier!
With all respect due to copyright law, Greer & Ross's Verbal Behavior Analysis is the single text that I find most frequently off the shelf and in my overburdened all-in-one printer-fax-scanner-photocopier unit.I have purchased eight copies already, giving them away whenever needed by colleagues and friends.

As a field supervisor working with ABA teachers and teacher assistants in the birth-to-kindergarten age range, I have found this text to be indispensable for troubleshooting instruction and expanding teachers' fund of knowledge within the field.This text is not, as others note, for the faint of heart: many of the interventions that are described had not yet made it into journal publication at the time of printing.It IS very technical, but for providers who have run into difficulties with the basic teaching operations for verbal behavior, this book will provide new "leads" on empirically-derived alternative interventions.

1-0 out of 5 stars Just read this book
As the mother of a three year old Autistic son, I have purchased and read alot of books on ABA. When I found a book on VBA I was very excited. As I was reading this book, I became more and more disappointed and frustrated. It is all in technical terms. Even simple things that could of been explained very easily, where put into the most complex formats. The back cover states that it is a book for PARENTS and professionals/teachers, but when you read the preface, it states it is for professionals. I feel the marketing on this book is very decieving. Warning to parents...if you don't have many years of ABA/VBA under your belt already(or an extended education in these fields), this book will be a complete waste of time for you. ... Read more

14. Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
by Jack L. Michael
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15. Behavior Analysis of Child Development
by Sidney William Bijou
Paperback: 159 Pages (1993-05)
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This volume is the second revision (third edition) of one of the classic texts in child development and the analysis of behavior. First published in 1961 and revised in 1978, this volume is now entirely updated, especially including new material on verbal interactions both from the point of view of the speaker and the listener. It takes a thoroughly natural science approach to what is popularly called child psychology.

Authored by Sidney W. Bijou, widely considered one of the fathers of applied behavioral psychology, this book is intended for the student with a limited background in psychology who is embarking on a study of human development, particularly child development. It provides one of the most succinct available presentations of basic behavioral terms and principles, and provides many examples of the application of these principles to the understanding of children. Like the earlier versions it can also be used as a primer of behavioral principles in a variety of courses related to human behavioral development and learning. ... Read more

16. Individual Choice Behavior: A Theoretical Analysis
by R. Duncan Luce
Paperback: 176 Pages (2005-01-17)
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This influential treatise presents a mathematical analysis of choice behavior. It begins with the statement of a general axiom, then explores applications of the theory to substantive problems: psychophysics, utility, and learning. Includes considerations of the Fechnerian assumption and signal detectability theory; utility theory; stochastic theories; more. 1959 edition.
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5-0 out of 5 stars a classic
This book is a classic, foundational work in the field of discrete choice theory, written in Duncan Luce's typically crystal-clear prose and mathematics. The 1950s was clearly a fertile time for the decision sciences and this book---much like Luce's other book (co-authored with Raiffa) on game theory---shows this clearly. In this book, Luce introduces what came to be called "Luce's choice rule" or "Luce's choice axiom", providing a stochastic generalization of Arrow's independence of irrelevant alternatives axiom; in short, he invented multinomial logit analysis, although he quickly moved on to other things leaving the development to others. Everything built by authors such as 2000 Nobel Laureate Daniel McFadden rests (as he freely admits in his Nobel lecture) on Luce's fundamental contribution. It's really great that it's been made available again at an affordable price, making it possible for those of us who have continuously charged library copies to finally return them! ... Read more

17. Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education: Achievements, Challenges, & Opportunities
by William L. Heward, Timothy E. Heron, Nancy A. Neef, Stephanie M. Peterson, Diane M. Sainato, Gwendolyn Y. Cartledge, Ralph Gardner, Lloyd D. Peterson, Susan B. Hersh, Jill C. Dardig
Paperback: 384 Pages (2004-07-12)
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Primary text or supplement for graduate-level courses or seminars on applied behavior analysis, educational reform, and evidence-based curriculum and instruction. The nineteen chapters in this edited volume were developed from presentations given at The Ohio State University's Third Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education Conference. The contributing authors present literature reviews, conceptual analyses, and data from several original studies; they describe advancements in curricula, classroom and schoolwide interventions, and teacher training programs; and they offer personal perspectives on the current status and future directions of behavior analysis in education. This text is an ideal resource for three groups (1) educators seeking information and resources on measurably effective instructional tools; (2) students of behavior analysis wishing to learn about its applications, accomplishments, and future research needs in education; and (3) anyone--pre-service education major, in-service teacher, school administrator, parent, or consumer--who has heard about the "behavioral approach" and wonders what it is all about. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Evidence-based practice in education
The book "Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education" is based on presentations made at Ohio State University's third Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education conference. (Each of the prior two conferences also resulted in very worthwhile books). The 19 articles, written by experts in the fields of education and behavior analysis, cover such topics as autism treatment, educational program design, teacher training, schools that use behavior analysis successfully, the supposed detrimental effects of rewards on intrinsic motivation, and why there is continued resistance to behavior analysis's broader acceptance in the educational system.

The book begins with two articles concerning the education and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, currently a very hot topic in the field of behavior analysis. The lead article by the late Donald Baer, "Letters to a Lawyer" is a synopsis of Baer's responses to criticisms and misconceptions about applied behavior analysis (ABA). The article could easily serve as a "how-to guide" for why ABA is the best-practice recommendation for autism treatment. In another article, autism advocate Catherine Maurice, and author of "Let Me Hear Your Voice," writes eloquently about the shameful state of affairs in autism treatment, a field that is unfortunately pervaded by pseudoscientific and anti-scientific beliefs. Maurice points out, however, that the use of empirically-validated treatments for autism (such as ABA) has recently seen a wider dissemination. In the second part of the same article, Bridget Taylor describes the necessary characteristics of effective early intensive behavioral intervention for autism.

The remainder of the book deals with some of behavior analysis's less well known forays into the education field. Two articles, one by Sugai and Homer, and the other by Peterson and Lacy-Rismiller, address the philosophy and practice of positive behavior support in the schools. Discussed is the notion that positive behavior support needs to be implemented at all school levels, not just at the level of behavioral interventions for students. These articles are particularly relevant since they squash the myth that behavior analysis is used only for removing undesirable behavior.

Other articles examine issues pertaining to the development of effective teachers. Maheady, Harper, and Mallette, for example, describe the implementation of a preparation program in behavior analysis for preservice teachers. In another article, Alber and Nelson describe how student teachers and their mentors can more effectively research areas pertaining to quality instruction.

A very interesting article by Rolider and Axelrod examines variables concerning why behavior analysis has not been more widely accepted. Using empirical data, they demonstrate that laypersons view behavioral interventions in a much more favorable manner when the interventions are described in conversational language, and not in technical jargon. In contrast, when technical jargon is used to describe these interventions, they are rated as being less understandable and less compassionate.

Another hindrance to behavior analysis's acceptance in the education field may have to do with the popular belief that rewards impede the intrinsic motivation to learn. (This idea is argued by Alfie Kohn in his influential book "Punished By Rewards"). In an article by Judy Cameron, she argues that the negative effects of rewards are not supported by empirical research, except under very narrow and contrived circumstances. Rather, when properly implemented, reinforcement has been shown to be an effective process for behavior change that typically has no negative effects for learning. (This article is somewhat of a "Readers Digest" condensed version of Cameron's recent book "Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation: Resolving the Controversy" which was co-authored with W. David Pierce. Interested readers may wish to take a look at that book for a more thorough debunking of this educational myth.)

In the book's final, and perhaps most powerful, article, Bill Heward argues that there are many reasons why educational specialists should be more interested in what behavior analytic practices could offer for education. Unfortunately, as Heward points out, many of the philosophical views in education contradict those in behavior analysis, as well as contradicting the empirical research! He describes how educators often see the use of behavior analysis as too simplistic, too confining, and as an impediment to their creativity. Heward argues effectively against these impediments and provides suggestions for increasing the likelihood that behavior analysis will find a broader acceptance in education.

"Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education" is a must read for any professional who wishes to employ the most effective educational methods. In this time of No Child Left Behind and the need for evidenced-based practice, the time is right for the field of education to finally embrace what a science of behavior has to offer.
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18. Applied Behavior Analysis
by John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, William L. Heward
Hardcover: 651 Pages (1987-06-19)
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For courses of Behavior Management in Special Education.Changing behavior can be at once a challenging, perplexing, and frustrating endeavor. The challenge lies in recognizing what to do and how to do it. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book full of resources, and help for the state board
This book is really great, it says it all about the ABA, all you will ever need for the Exam.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Basic book!
This is a very basic overview of ABA.Some of the chapters are long and boring but it's very thorough.If you're in the field of ABA, this is the book you must have in your library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Prompt
I received this book a day before the estimated time that I was suppose to get it. The book can very well packaged and in perfect condition. Very pleased with my purchase and sender.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's not called the "Bible of ABA" for no reason...
This textbook is a must-have for anyone doing ABA. It's comprehensive and explains even the most difficult concepts in ways to help you truly learn the material and understand what you're reading. This is one book that I will be keeping even after I finish my degree. I'm also a parent of a child with autism and recommend this for parents who want to understand the foundations of ABA and why we do what we do with our kids.

5-0 out of 5 stars Applied Behavior Analysis by Cooper, Heron, & Howard
This book is the gold standard of texts for ABA practioners. It covers the primary material well in addition to the focus on certification. I should have bought it as soon as it came out. The first edition was good, but this is a much more useful text, not just an update of the first edition. ... Read more

19. Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience (Frontiers in Neuroscience)
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2000-08-29)
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Using the most well-studied behavioralanalyses of animal subjects to promote a better understanding of the effects of disease and the effects of new therapeutic treatments on human cognition, Methods of Behavior Analysis in Neuroscience provides a reference manual for molecular and cellular research scientists in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The materials presented draw from the scholarly works of recognized experts in several fields of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Each contributor describes the most frequently used and most widely accepted version of the model, and each chapter includes: (1) a well-referenced introduction that covers the theory behind and the utility of the model; (2) a detailed and step-by-step methodology; and (3) an approach to the interpretation of the data presented. Many chapters also provide examples of actual experiments that use the method.This text eliminates the guesswork from the process of designing the methodology for many of the animal behavioral models that are used to study brain disorders, drug abuse, toxicology, and cognitive drug development. It will also significantly reduce the time spent assessing literature and developing models for studying animal subjects. Overall, Methods of Behavioral Analysis in Neuroscience is an invaluable reference source for the professional who seeks to comprehend the effects of disease on human cognition. ... Read more

20. Outlines & Highlights for Applied Behavior Analysis by John O. Cooper, ISBN: 9780131421134
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Paperback: 148 Pages (2009-12-29)
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again!Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. ... Read more

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