Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis: A Handbook for ABA Practitioners

Genetic Syndromes and Applied Behaviour Analysis: A Handbook for ABA Practitioners

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Overview

This ground-breaking resource demonstrates how genetic knowledge can influence our understanding of a child's behaviour and therefore inform their behavioural support plan. With expert advice and clear instructions, it shows exactly how to go about incorporating syndrome knowledge into ABA practice and start treating children with specific genetic syndromes more effectively. Six different genetic syndromes are covered in detail, ranging from Angelman syndrome to Williams syndrome. The book also includes general sections on genetic intellectual disability syndromes and an explanation of ABA methodology.

This will be an invaluable and enlightening book for ABA practitioners and other professionals supporting people with intellectual disabilities caused by a specific genetic syndrome from age 3 to young adult, providing the missing link between ABA and the role that genetics can play in accurate assessment and intervention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857008251
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,007,298
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dorothy Griffiths, CM, OOnt, PhD, is a Professor in the Child and Youth Studies Department and the Center for Applied Disabilities Studies at Brock University, Ontario. She has co-written and edited seven books and writes and speaks extensively on topics relating to developmental disability. Dorothy is a recipient of numerous teaching, research and advocacy awards, including the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. Rosemary A. Condillac, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D, is an Associate Professor and Psychologist working at the Centre for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University, Ontario. Over the past 25 years she has worked as a scientist-practitioner in the fields of intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and applied behaviour analysis in community, educational, and clinical settings. Melissa Legree, MADS, BCBA, is a Behaviour Analyst working in private practice, Whitby, Ontario. The majority of her 14 years of experience in the field of disability studies and applied behaviour analysis has been as a Behaviour Consultant and ABA Classroom Supervisor at Lake Ridge Community Support Services, Whitby, Ontario and as a Teaching Assistant at the Centre for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University, Ontario.
Melissa Legree, MADS, BCBA, is a Behaviour Analyst working in private practice, Whitby, Ontario. The majority of her 14 years of experience in the field of disability studies and applied behaviour analysis has been as a Behaviour Consultant and ABA Classroom Supervisor at Lake Ridge Community Support Services, Whitby, Ontario and as a Teaching Assistant at the Centre for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Preface. Dorothy Griffiths, CM, OOnt, PhD, Professor, Child and Youth Studies Department and the Center for Applied Disabilities Studies at Brock University, Ontario. Dedication. 1. An Introduction to Genetic Intellectual Disability Syndromes: Basic Concepts and Applications for Applied Behavior Analysis Professionals. Elliott W. Simon, PhD, Executive Director of Research and Health Services, Elwyn Institute, Pennsylvania, Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA, Director of Genetic Services, Elwyn Institute, Pennsylvania and Brenda Finucane, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor, Associate Director, Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute, Geisinger Health System, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. 2. Understanding Applied Behaviour Analysis. Rosemary A. Condillac, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D, Associate Professor and Psychologist, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario and Melissa Legree, MADS, BCBA, Behaviour Analyst, Private Practice, Whitby, Ontario. 3. Fragile X Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Ami Morris, MADS, BCBA, Behavioural Consultant, blueballoon Health Services, Burlington, Ontario, Diana Kondratenko, MADS, Instructor Therapist, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Ontario and Dorothy Griffiths, CM, OOnt, PhD, Professor, Child and Youth Studies Department and the Center for Applied Disabilities Studies at Brock University, Ontario. 4. Down Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Keeley White, MA, PhD Student, Applied Child Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Tracy Billingsley, BA, Bed, MADS, Special Education Teacher, Ottawa, Ontario and Rosemary A. Condillac, PhD, CPsych, BCBA-D, Associate Professor and Psychologist, Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University, Ontario. 5. Smith Magenis Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Anne Brennan, MADS, BCBA, Clinical Lead, Applied Behaviour Analysis Based Services and Supports Program for Children and Youth with Autism, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, Ontario, Jennifer Tysick, MADS, BCBA, Senior Behaviour Therapist, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Elliott W. Simon, PhD, Executive Director, Research and Health Services, Elwyn Institute, Pennsylvania and Jeffery Hamelin, MA, PhD, (conferred posthumously), Queen's College, New York. 6. Williams Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Andrew Davis, MADS, Training Institute, Geneva Centre for Autism, Toronto, Ontario, Joanna Cappuccitti, MADS, ABA Coordinator, Simcoe County District School Board, Ontario and Jan Frijters, PhD, Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies Department, Brock University, Ontario. 7. Angelman Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Jane Summers, PhD, CPsych, Co-Director, Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, McMaster Children's Hospital, Ontario, Milena Kako, HBSc, MADS, Senior Behaviour Therapist, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and Dayna Taylor-Weir, MADS, BCBA, Behaviour Therapist, Peel Behavioural Services, Trillium Health Partners, Ontario. 8. Prader Willi Syndrome: Implications for Applied Behaviour Analysis. Carina Gratton, MADS, BCBA, Clinical Co-ordinator, McMaster Children's Hospital's ABA Services and Supports Program, Hamilton, Ontario, Tali Amar, MADS, Teacher, York Region District School Board and Shelley L. Watson, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, Laurentian University, Ontario. 9. Guidelines for Incorporating Syndrome Knowledge into Applied Behaviour Analysis. Kerry Boyd, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Chief Clinical Officer, Bethesda Services, Thorold, Ontario, Kristin L. Baker, BMT, MTA, MADS, Behaviour Therapist, Pathstone Mental Health, Niagara Region, Ontario, Emily Moxey, BA, BEd, OCT, MADS, Special Education Teacher, Halton District School Board, Ontario, Dalena Anzivino, MADS, BCBA, Senior Behaviour Therapist, Kerry's Place Autism Services, Ontario, Sylvana Yeung, MADS, Instructor Therapist, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Julie Krieger, MADS, CBIST, Compliance Officer and Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist, New York State, Faten Matar, MADS, Matar Behavioral Services, Toronto, Ontario, Linda Moroz, BA, BCaBA, Children's Behaviour Therapist, Bethesda Children's Outreach Services, St. Catharines, Ontario and Sarah Ruiter, MA, Support Coordinator, Community Living St. Catharines Association, Ontario. Appendix: Glossary of Terms. Lauren Ireland, Hons BA, completing Masters of Arts, Applied Disability Studies with a concentration on Applied Behaviour Analysis, Brock University, Ontario.

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