Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education

Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education : Achievements, Challenges, & Opportunities

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 22.9mm | 635.04g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0131113399
  • 9780131113398
  • 2,016,561

Table of contents

I. ACHIEVING IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM. 1. Letters to a Lawyer - Donald M. Baer. 2. Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Autism: Challenges and Opportunities - Catherine Maurice and Bridget A. Taylor. II. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS, CONTINUING CHALLENGES, AND EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES. 3. A Nonlinear Approach to Curriculum Design: The Role of Behavior Analysis in Building an Effective Reading Program - Janet S. Twyman, T. V. Joe Layng, Greg Stikeleather, and Kelly A. Hobbins. 4. Beginning Reading Failure and the Quantification of Risk: Reading Behavior as the Supreme Index - Edward J. Kame'enui, Roland Good III, and Beth A. Harn. 5. Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports: Achieving and Sustaining Effective Learning Environments for All Students - George Sugai and Robert H. Horner. 6. Individual Growth and Development Indicators: Tools for Assessing Intervention Results for Infants and Toddlers - Charles R. Greenwood, Judith J. Carta, and Dale Walker. 7. Choice Making in Educational Settings - Stephanie M. Peterson, Nancy A. Neef, Renee K. Van Norman, and Summer J. Ferreri. III. TRAINING, SUPPORTING, AND LEARNING WITH MEASURABLY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS. 8. Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a Responsive Educator Program for Preservice General Education Teachers - Larry Maheady, Gregory F. Harper, and Barbara Mallette. 9. Teaching Applied Behavior Analysis to Preservice Personnel: A Cooperative Field-based Approach - Jo Webber. 10. Collaborating with Preservice and Mentor Teachers to Design and Implement Classroom Research - Sheila R. Alber and Janet S. Nelson. 11. The Hawthorne Country Day School: A Behavioral Approach to Schooling - Christopher S. McDonough, Tina Covington, Sayaka Endo, Deborah Meinberg, Trina D. Spencer, and David F. Bicard. 12. Behavioral Systems Analysis and Higher Education - Richard W. Malott. IV. PERSPECTIVES ON THE CURRENT AND FUTURE FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATION. 13. Inclusion and Applied Behavior Analysis: Mending Fences and Building Bridges - Ilene S. Schwartz. 14. Building Behaviors versus Suppressing Behaviors: Perspectives and Prescriptions for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Change - Lloyd D. Peterson and Laura Lacy-Rismiller. 15. Plato's Allegory of the Cave Revisited: Disciples of the Light Appeal to the Pied Pipers and Prisoners in the Darkness - Timothy E. Heron, Matthew J. Tincani, Stephanie M. Peterson, and April D. Miller. 16. The Effects of "Behavior-Speak" on Public Attitudes Toward Behavioral Interventions: A Cross-Cultural Argument for Using Conversational Language to Describe Behavioral Interventions to the General Public - Amos Rolider and Saul Axelrod. 17. Applied Research: The Separation of Applied Behavior Analysis and Precision Teaching - John O. Cooper. 18. The Detrimental Effects of Reward Hypothesis: Persistence of a View in the Face of Disconfirming Evidence - Judy Cameron. 19. Reasons Applied Behavior Analysis is Good for Education and Why Those Reasons Have Been Insufficient - William L. Heward.show more

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