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Scholarly and empirically based, yet friendly and accessible, this text shows teachers how to use the principles of behavior analysis to create their own recipes for success. Through classroom-based examples and practices firmly grounded in research, Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers gives teachers powerful ways of dealing appropriately and ethically with some of the most challenging behaviors students display. It takes readers through the entire process, from identifying a target behavior to collecting and graphing data, selecting an experimental design, conducting a functional analysis, arranging consequences, arranging antecedents, and generalizing behavior change. The authors’ emphasis on making the text readable and user-friendly features numerous examples describing students from preschool through young adulthood functioning at various levels of ability, and teachers ranging from excellent to poor, with many relatable examples of good teachers who learn from their inevitable mistakes. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.
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Paul A. Alberto
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Hunter College in New York City he taught elementary aged students with intellectual disabilities in the south Bronx. While teaching he completed a master’s degree in Special Education: mental retardation at Fordham University. He moved to Atlanta and completed his PhD in Special Education: Severe Disabilities at Georgia State University. His professional career in higher education has been at GSU in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. He is coordinator of the teacher education program in Multiple and Severe Disabilities. He is Co-Director of the program in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is Co-Director of the University Initiative on Language and Literacy. Since 2003 he has served as co-editor of the journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Currently he is Principal Investigator on a grant from the Institute on Education Sciences entitled "Integrated Literacy for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.”
Anne C. Troutman
After receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Georgia in 1964 Anne taught elementary grades for 5 years. She completed her Master’s Degree in special education from Georgia State University and taught students with behavior disorders in self-contained and resource settings and served as a crisis intervention specialist and special education supervisor. After receiving her Ph.D. from Georgia State in 1977 she taught graduate and undergraduate students in general and special education at The University of Memphis until her retirement in 2009.
1. Roots of Applied Behavior Analysis
2. Responsible Use of Applied Behavior Analysis Procedures
3. Preparing Behavioral Objectives
4. Procedures for Collecting Data
5. Graphing Data
6. Single-Subject Designs
7. Determining the Function of Behavior
8. Arranging Consequences That Increase Behavior
9. Arranging Consequences That Decrease Behavior
10. Differential Reinforcement: Antecedent Control and Shaping
11. Providing for Generalization of Behavior Change
12. Teaching Students to Manage Their Own Behavior
13. Putting It All Together