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..is a complete self-paced training program for preparing
parents, educators, students, teachers, therapists, service providers,
friends & family to use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs
to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, PDD, & other
Us Learn is designed to teach the foundations of ABA, so
readers will be able to understand, run, and manage a home or
school program. Early intervention is so important - the sooner
you start an ABA program the better. Now, you don't have to
wait months and pay a great deal of money to attend a seminar
by a Psychologist. You can start to train yourself or your team
now. And, you'll have the complete training seminar in a binder
for future reference. This is the program I wish that I had
when I was starting out!
What is ABA?
ABA' stands for Applied Behaviour Analysis, and it is a methodology
from behavioural psychology which has been adapted and applied to
teaching children with autism. It is also referred to as "Intensive
Behavioral Intervention" (IBI).
It is based on the principles of positive reinforcement, graduated
prompting, repetition and teaching tasks in very small, discrete steps.
The program is often done at home, using students and other part-time
workers as teachers. Studies show that children receiving behavioural
intervention generally achieve significant gains. Click here
to find out more about ABA.
creation of this program began with a personal need
the parent of a son with ASD, I managed a home-based ABA
program for 5 years. During
that time I've hired and trained many workers, and I was frustrated
with both the length of time it took to get them trained and up to
speed, and also with the gaps and misunderstandings in their knowledge,
which of course impacted on their work with my son.
Since I had spent many 'pre-children' years in the corporate training
and development field, designing and teaching courses for adults,
it seemed to me to be a natural solution to design a self paced training
program that I could use to train my son's workers/therapists.
I then found
that my training program had a broad usefulness with so many other
people who were a part of my son's life family, friends,
teachers, the school principal, our nanny, babysitters, summer camp
who wanted or needed to understand
what we were doing so they could support the goals and principles
of our home program. It made a difference in how they interacted
with my son, and how they supported my family.
This is the
program that I wish I'd had when I was starting my son's ABA program.
I believe that there are lots of people like me 'out there', who
would find this useful, so with the encouragement of friends, I
decided to make it available to others parents, teachers, and workers.
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