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We understand that families with
children diagnosed with a disability often feel isolated and without necessary
support.This is why we have developed a network to put families in touch
with other families and community resources. Additionally, Applied
Behavioral Concepts attends conferences and workshops to provide up to date
information to the families we service. Please visit our web pages often for
additional information and upcoming events in the Carol's Kids Newsletters.
Recent Media Coverage of Applied Behavioral Concepts
- The Huntsville Times, Front Page, July 21, 2007 Page A1 with a continuation on Page A6
Suzanne's Research Review
"...Scientific research supports utilizing discrete trial therapy in a clinical
setting, (McEachin, Smith, & Lovaas, 1993) research has found a weakness in the
lack of generalization for skills taught in discrete trials therapy. The use of
incidental teaching strategies have shown to increase the transfer of skills to
novel settings yet never have the two therapies been implemented together for a
more global utilization of skill development. Literature utilizing typical
peers found that children taught in inclusive environments were able to model
and imitate behavior of typical peers were not only able to maintain their gains
after the teaching period but expand and build on their skills (Kalyva &
Ericzen, M., Stahmer, A. & Burns, A. (2007). Child demographics associated with
outcomes in a community-based pivotal response training program. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 9(1), 52-60.
Harrower, J., & Dunlap, G. (2001). Including children with
autism in general education classrooms: A review of effective strategies. Behavior Modification, 25, 762-784.
Kalyva, E., & Avramidis, E. (2005). Improving
communication between children with Autism and their peers through the “circle of
friends”: A small-scale intervention study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 18, 253-261.
McEachin, J., Smith, T., & Lovaas, O. (1993). Long-term outcome for children with autism who
received early intensive behavioral treatment. American Journal on Mental Retardation. 97(4), 131-166.
Ward, P., & Ayvaso, S. (2006). Class wide peer tutoring in Physical Education: Assessing its effects with kindergarteners with
Autism. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 23, 233-244.
Baron-Cohen S.; Allen J.; Gillberg C. (1992). Can autism be detected at 18 months? The needle, the haystack, and the CHAT"
To obtain a printable version of the CHAT checklist, click on Checklist for Autism In Toddlers (CHAT).