A Resource for Applied Behavior Analysis
in Autism Spectrum, Developmental and Behavior Disorders
Navigating the right path following a diagnosis of Autism, ADHD, a behavior disorder or related disability can be daunting.
It is important to quickly gain the skills necessary to sort out effective interventions from those with less solid or no support. Parents, educators and caregivers are encouraged to:
- Evaluate treatment claims using the scientific method with a healthy dose of skepticism. Become part of a community that supports scientifically-sound assessment and treatment procedures.
- Ensure those supervising services have specific competencies. See Autism SIG Consumer Guidelines and BACB links below.
- Develop a support network and seek ongoing training.
Relevant Readings and Links
- ADDitude resources for ADHD
- Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment for ASD Practice Guidelines (2nd Ed.) by BACB
- Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
- Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) of ABAI (2013). Autism SIG Consumer Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Working with Individuals with ASD
- Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
- Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
- Early Behavioral Intervention Associated with Normalized Brain Activity (2012)
- Howard, J.S., Sparkman, C.R., Cohen, H.G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H. (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359-383.
- Maurice, C. (1993). Let me hear your voice. New York: Knopf.
- Maurice, C., Green, G., Luce, S. (Eds.) (1996). Behavioral intervention for young children with autism: A manual for parents and professionals. Texas: Pro-Ed.
- National Resource Center on ADHD
- The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
- The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)
Our Service Area includes Northwest Fairfax County (north of I-66) and Loudoun County
Did you know ASAT provides accurate, science-based information
and promotes access to effective autism treatment?
See www.asatonline.org for more information.
We are highly committed to applying state-of-the-art techniques with established scientific effectiveness since these are mostly likely to lead to efficient improvements in skill and behavior. Read more…