ABA Program Companion: Organizing Quality Programs for Children With Autism and PDD, The

J. Tyler Fovel
This excellent new manual and CD is geared towards helping the reader integrate important theories and concepts from ABA into powerful, practical and comprehensive educational programming, from assessment through program methodology and evaluation of results. Topic summaries, key concepts, question lists and references are found throughout the manual, along with reproducible data forms in order to organize and expedite program development. The book and CD were designed specifically as a resource for special educators, parents, and program coordinators in various stages of organizing and implementing their ABA programs. Through clear language, illustrations, tables and real-life examples, the topics covered include basic ABA concepts; teaching formats; the principles, merits and clinical applications of discrete trials; incidental teaching; teaching language and social skills; inclusion; curriculum planning and evaluation, among many others. The included CD-Rom, titled The Consultant’s Companion, allows you to select, organize and manage curriculum goals for individual students. Based on the curriculum described in A Work In Progress, this software features over 500 goals in 54 areas, allowing users to easily choose goals, maintain updated program lists and track mastered skills. Users can generate reports of present and mastered curriculum with the click of a button and create goal databases for any number of students. Easily learned and intuitive to use, this program helps keep the educational team organized and on-track.

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