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This guide to functional assessment procedures includes a variety of strategies for assessing problem behavior situations, and presents a systematic approach for designing behavioral support programs based on those assessments. Professionals and other readers learn to conduct functional assessments and develop their own intervention programs.
Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook by Robert E. O'Neill, Richard W. Albin, Keith Storey, Robert H. Horner, and Jeffrey R. Sprague.
 
 
Building Independence: How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems presents an evidence-based approach structured work systems. Individuals with ASD and related disorders are supported by a variety of people throughout their day, whether in educational and work settings, transition programs, or at home. Structured work systems are one method that can be used to ensure that they develop and maintain their ability to work on their own without assistance and prompting from others. The characteristics and benefits of structured work systems are explained in this well-illustrated book. Structured work systems provide visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is completed, and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with ASD find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Full of colorful photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, how to build them into the curriculum, IEPs, lesson planning and more tools geared toward individuals with ASD. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.
Building Independence: How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems by Christine Reeve and Susan Kabot. 

 

 

With even the best curricula and interventions, students with autism spectrum disorders will not learn unless the classroom environment is organized with their specific needs in mind. Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders shows through clear and brief text and lots of photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective learning environment while reducing anxiety and preventing problem behaviors. It uses evidence-based practices of structure and visual supports to enhance the well-being and success of students. Examples are given for students across the age span with lots of lists and helpful resources, making it a must-have resource for every classroom. Foreword by Juane Heflin, PhD.​​​​​​​
Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders by Susan Kabot and Christine Reeve.