1st Edition

Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood Education An Introduction to Evidence-based Interventions and Teaching Strategies

By Laura Baylot Casey, Stacy L. Carter Copyright 2016
    238 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    238 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood Education provides a basic introduction to applied behavior analysis and the highly beneficial role that it can play in early childhood education for both typically developing children and those with special needs. The objective is to provide future and current early childhood professionals with the tools that they need to positively impact the lives of young children. Specifically, the book will describe and provide useful examples related to the following:

    • Implementing effective techniques for changing behavior;
    • Strategies for every day challenges both in the classroom and at home;
    • Strategies for addressing less frequent issues;
    • Suggestions for how to consult and correspond with parents and caretakers.

    Applied Behavior Analysis in Early Childhood Education is written for professionals preparing for—or those already in—careers in child development, behavior analysis, early childhood education, developmental therapy, counseling, special education, and other helping professions. A Companion Website featuring additional information and resources for students and instructors can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/casey.



    Chapter 1. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis: Understanding the Role of the Environment

    Chapter 2. Creating Supportive Environments

    Chapter 3. Supporting Communication in the Early Years

    Chapter 4. Understanding Behavior at the Individual Level

    Chapter 5. Supporting Pre-academic Skills for all Children

    Chapter 6. Multi-tiered Systems of Support

    Chapter 7. Successful Toileting Strategies

    Chapter 8. Working through Common and Uncommon Feeding Issues

    Chapter 9. Teaching Social Skills and Addressing Antisocial Behavior

    Chapter 10. Working with Anxieties and Phobias

    Chapter 11. Putting it all Together: Connecting with Parents

    Chapter 12. Creating an ABA Classroom: Working with Assistants





    Laura Baylot Casey, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, is Associate Professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with a position in the Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Memphis, USA.

    Stacy L. Carter, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, is Associate Professor of Special Education at Texas Tech University, USA.

    "This book addresses a critical area of need in the preparation of early childhood educators and provides the reader with the application of evidence-based practices designed to support the developmental and behavioral support needs of young children in early childhood educational settings. The authors have provided applied illustrations of these practices with an engaging style that will enhance the learning experience for all."

    --John J. Wheeler, Professor of Special Education in the Clemmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University, USA

    "This is an excellent and insightful resource that offers practical strategies for effective early childhood service delivery. I would recommend it to everyone working with young children."

    --Morgan Chitiyo, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Special Education Program at Duquesne University, USA

    "This is an excellent book that will provide a great deal of information and reflection for early years professionals of all levels. Each chapter begins with an overview of the issue, a case scenario that anchors the text in real practice and a number of questions to consider, before tackling the chapter subject in greater depth."

    --Early Years Educator Magazine