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Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment

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Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment

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Author: Ennio Cipani PhD


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Both parents and professionals who work with young children with autism should read this book." --Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures (From the Foreword)

To Miss Molly, before you started with an ABA program, we couldn't sing to you , we couldn't talk too loud, or even play music. Now you are in the drama club, dance classes, and on stage singing at the school talent show!!! I'm so proud of you." --Mother of Molly Martin, featured in Chapter 4

Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment offers a wealth of insight and hope to both parents and clinicians. This book documents the latest research that shows that children who receive Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment consistently progress in skill development.

This groundbreaking treatment has allowed numerous children to reach the "best outcome status," a level of normal intellectual and educational functioning. In essence, they become indistinguishable from their peers in everyday life. A must-read for parents and clinicians, this book is the first to document "best outcome" case studies using exclusively ABA treatment.

Key Features:
  • First-hand accounts of the intellectual and behavioral progress of seven autistic children, written in a narrative style by the ABA professionals who conducted the consultations
  • Contributors include Audrey Gifford, who is both a professional Behavioral Analyst and a parent of an autistic child who received ABA treatment
  • Overview of autism research prior to ABA and an introduction to the development of the method
  • Analysis of ABA treatment demonstrating why ABA is the most effective of all treatment methods

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 17, 2008
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826159953
  • EISBN 9780826159960

About The Author(s) 

Ennio Cipani, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in California since 1983. He has been doing in-home and in-school behavioral consultation for children with problem behaviors for four decades. Dr. Cipani has published numerous articles, chapters, books, and software in the areas of child behavior management and parent and teacher behavioral consultation. He coauthored Behavioral Classification System for Problem Behaviors in Schools: A Diagnostic Manual (Springer Publishing, 2017).

Table of Contents 

    Section I: Seven Best Outcome Cases
  1. Diamond in the Rough, Audrey Gifford
  2. Into the light: The Case of Maggie May, Audrey Gifford
  3. Hey look, It's a Train! Rebecca P. F. MacDonald
  4. Good Golly Miss Molly! Audrey Gifford
  5. The Case of Nicholas B.,Glen O. Sallows & Tamlynn D. Graupner
  6. A Parent's Story: Jake and Nick, Justin Leaf, Ronald Leaf, & Jamison Dayharsh Leaf

  7. Section II: An Historical View of Behavioral Treatment of Autism
  8. Autism: The Early Years, Ennio Cipani
  9. A Study in Perseverance: The Emergence of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, Tristram Smith, Daniel W. Mruzek, and Robert Peyton

  10. Appendices:
    Appendix A: Why is Joint Attention Important?
    Appendix B: Summary of Joint Attention Curriculum Sequence
    Appendix C: Why Artie Can't Learn!
    Appendix D: What Do We Know About Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention?