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.
Table of Contents
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