Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges and Thrive (Paperback)

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Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges and Thrive (Paperback)


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Discover strengths-based strategies to help your child with autism build life skills starting today

It can be a challenge to manage life as a special needs parent and feel like you are doing all you can to support your child's growth and development. Positive Parenting for Autism offers proven techniques for helping your child with autism develop the foundational skills they need to thrive and live a fulfilling life.

Using scientifically supported strategies based in applied behavior analysis (ABA), this practical guide provides concrete tools for developing personalized behavior change plans aimed at both increasing your child's positive behaviors and decreasing unwanted or problem behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders. Take a deep dive into topics like punishment alternatives, the power of reinforcement, communication and cooperation, and teaching complex behaviors in straightforward ways.

All parenting books on autism should include:
  • An introduction to ABA—Learn more about applied behavior analysis, including how and why it's used to treat people with autism, how you can get your child on board, and what you need to get started.
  • Strengths-based strategies—Explore techniques that are positive and strengths-based, rather than punishing or pathologizing, so your child is empowered to meet, and even exceed, the goals you envision for them.
  • Examples of ABA in practice—Read real-life examples of these techniques in action to help you understand how these new skills and strategies address the everyday situations you and your child with autism face.

Support your child with autism as they build necessary social and life skills with help from these practical, evidence-based techniques.
Victoria Boone, MA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and behavior change consultant. She is the founder and clinical director of The Hamilton Center, which is an ABA agency dedicated to helping individuals improve the quality of their lives one day at a time. In her spare time, she supervises graduate students passionate about ABA, trains staff on the implementation of various techniques, and hosts parent education seminars and professional workshops in the community.
Product Details ISBN: 9781641521239
ISBN-10: 1641521236
Publisher: Althea Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2018
Pages: 144
Language: English
"Positive Parenting for Autism is a great introduction to applied behavior analysis for parents of kids with autism, who are suddenly faced with the panic of trying to decipher truth from myths of effective interventions. To those parents I say, relax and read this book. The truth is here!"—Mark R. Dixon, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Author of the PEAK Relational Training System

"As a parent of an adult child diagnosed with autism, it is important to have books like Positive Parenting for Autism that empower guardians to assist those family members in achieving their goals. This book investigates reasons for behaviors and reinforcement techniques. The author did an excellent job of recognizing parents as the experts on their children, and teaching the skills of clinicians to caregivers."—Rebecca Goss, M.Ed., LPC