For Speech Therapists
- ABAI Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
- Pediatric Feeding Disorders – Special Interest Group of Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Verbal Behavior special interest group
For Occupational Therapists
For Medical Professionals
- The Association for Science in Autism Treatment’s website features a special section for Medical Professionals
- Articles from Sources You Trust
- Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Scott M. Myers, Chris Plauché Johnson and the Council on Children With Disabilities, Pediatrics 2007;120;1162-1182
- Applied Behavioral Analysis: Overview and Summary of Scientific Support. Authors: Louis P. Hagopian, Ph.D. & Eric W. Boelter, Neurobehavioral Unit, Kennedy Krieger Institute. View a copy here.
- Mental health: A report of the surgeon general. Satcher, D. (1999). U.S. Public Health Service. Bethesda, MD.
- Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers (2nd ed.) is a resource from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) which contains general guidance and basic descriptions of typical ABA service delivery. This resource can also be found on the BACB website under Documents.
- OAR – Organization for Autism Research. The OAR website has a “Teacher’s Corner” section with resources to aid in teaching your students with ASD as well as a professional development curriculum.
- National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC)
- Keys To Classroom Management. Latham, Glenn (1998) North Logan, Utah: P&T Ink
- Autism In The School-Aged Child. Schmidt, Carol, & Heybyrne, Beth (2004) Denver, Colorado: Autism Family Press
- Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have. Latham, Glenn
This guide describes eight skills every teacher should learn that were derived from a study of 252 schools in 50 states, American territories and protectorates, and 14 foreign countries over a 16-year period (1980-1996). Interviews were conducted with 769 teachers, 253 administrators, and 23 other school personnel. The skills include:
(1) the ability to teach expectations;
(2) the ability to get and keep students on task;
(3) the ability to maintain a high rate of positive teacher-to-pupil interactions (including ensuring positive interactions with students who have developmental delays);
(4) the ability to respond noncoercively to inappropriate behavior that is consequential; (5) the ability to maintain a high rate of risk-free student response opportunities;
(6) the ability to serve problem-behavior students in the primary learning environment; (7) the ability to avoid being trapped into responses (criticism, sarcasm, threats, questioning, logic, arguing, force, and despair); and
(8) the ability to manage behavior “scientifically.”
Along with the description of each skill is an explanation of why teachers need to learn the specific skill and a discussion of supporting research findings and observations.
This information was taken from ERIC – Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have
Download a copy here: Behind the Schoolhouse Door: Eight Skills Every Teacher Should Have
- Latham, Glenn (1994) The Power of Positive Parenting. Providence, Utah: P & T Ink.
- Lutzker, John, & Campbell, Randy (1994) Ecobehavioral Family Interventions in Developmental Disabilities. Belmont, California: Brooks/Cole.
- Patterson, Gerald ( ) Families: Applications of Social Learning to Family Life.
- Behavior Analysis (Division 25)Behavior Analysis (APA Division 25) promotes basic research, both animal and human, in the experimental analysis of behavior.
- Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder (Division 33) covers the treatment of intellectual and developmental disabilities with specialists in behavior modification and technology, dual diagnosis, early intervention, aging and adult development, and making the transition into adulthood.
- Diagnosing and managing autism: How psychologists help with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior, communication and social functioning.Web Article (January 2017)