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Widely regarded as the authoritative work on the principles and practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA), this indispensable volume is now in a revised and expanded second edition. Leading experts present evidence-based procedures for supporting positive behaviors and reducing problem behaviors with children and adults in diverse contexts. Chapters delve into applications in education, autism treatment, addictions, behavioral pediatrics, and other areas. Covering everything from behavioral assessment and measurement to the design and implementation of individualized interventions, the Handbook is a complete reference and training tool for ABA practitioners and students.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates key advances in research, theory, and clinical practice.
*Chapters on additional applications: school consultation, pediatric feeding disorders, and telehealth services.
*Chapters on quantitative analysis of behavior (matching and behavioral momentum theory) and behavioral economics.
*Updated discussions of professional issues, ABA certification, and technology tools.
About the Author
Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, is the Henry Rutgers Endowed Professor of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a core faculty member of the Brain Health Institute. He is also inaugural director of the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education, and Services (RUCARES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His influential research has focused on preference assessment, choice responding, and the assessment and treatment of autism and severe behavior disorders. Dr. Fisher has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a past editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB), and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Fisher is a recipient of the Bush Leadership Award; the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award and the SEAB Don Hake Translational Research Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association; and research and mentorship awards from the University of Nebraska.
Cathleen C. Piazza, PhD, BCBA-D, is Professor in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and founding director of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Piazza and her colleagues have examined various aspects of feeding disorders--among the most common health problems in children--and have developed a series of interventions to address them. Her research has established strong empirical support for applied-behavior-analytic interventions for feeding disorders. Dr. Piazza is a former editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, past president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She is a recipient of the Nathan H. Azrin Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavior Analysis Award from Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the ABAI.
Henry S. Roane, PhD, BCBA-D, is Vice President of Clinical Quality at Sprout Therapy and holds the Gregory S. Liptak, MD, Professorship of Child Development in the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Dr. Roane serves as Chief of the Division of Development, Behavior and Genetics; Director of the Golisano Center for Special Needs; and Chair of the Behavior Analysis Studies Program at Upstate. He is Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Development and has served as an associate editor and editorial board member for journals in the fields of pediatrics, behavior analysis, and school psychology. Dr. Roane has coauthored over 100 research articles and chapters as well as several academic texts on the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders in children with autism and related disorders. He is a Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, and a previous recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.
"The second edition of this handbook represents a monumental effort to capture the breadth and depth of behavior analysis, from the history and philosophy of the field to cutting-edge research on staff training, function-based procedures for treating problem behaviors, and advances in telehealth. Of particular value are chapters on the treatment of drug addiction, pediatric feeding disorders, and behavioral gerontology. The contributors are a virtual 'who’s who' in the field who bring the reader up to date on every important topic; their voices come through clearly in each chapter. This comprehensive handbook is an ideal text for a graduate course in ABA and an invaluable reference for practitioners and students."--Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Florida State University
"The second edition of this handbook builds nicely on the excellent first edition, which I have turned to frequently over the years. New chapters cover the quantitative analysis of behavior, special populations and targets, and more. Chapters on basic behavioral principles and concepts strike the optimal balance in terms of their depth and translatability to applied work. Chapters on methodology, behavior change technologies, and professional issues also will be of great value to practitioners. The volume illustrates ABA approaches across multiple contexts, including autism, behavioral pediatrics, education, and others. This is a 'must-have,' 'must-read' handbook that will continue to be a great resource for applied researchers, clinicians, and students of behavior analysis."--Louis Hagopian, PhD, BCBA-D, Program Director, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"A very impressive work that will benefit not only professionals and students in ABA, but also people with more basic and translational behavioral science interests. The contributors comprise a wide range of senior, mid-career, and junior leaders in their respective areas of expertise. Whatever their primary emphases, all behavior analysts should have ready access to the information in this second edition."--William J. McIlvane, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Highly readable, well organized, and well researched, this is the foundational text for graduate training programs. Like the first edition, the exceptional second edition integrates theory, basic research, and applied work, which is essential to establish the skill sets needed by the next generation of ABA practitioners. The Handbook also serves as an invaluable resource for current researchers, clinicians, and academicians. The high-level expertise of the contributors is reflected in the thoroughness with which each topic is treated.”--Jane S. Howard, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Psychology and Child Development (Emeritus), California State University, Stanislaus; Chief Executive Officer, Therapeutic Pathways