An understanding of applied behavior analysis (ABA) can help teachers, therapists, and practitioners improve the lives of those for whom they are charged to care and serve.
In this introduction to ABA, Robert Pennington assembles a cast of talented researchers to describe in their own words important behavioral concepts to an uninitiated audience.
The book, comprised of 17 brief chapters, is chocked full of rich examples intended to help the reader navigate unfamiliar concepts and behavioral terminology.
The authors cover a range of topics from functional assessment and intervention to instructional strategies for teaching a range of skills to a range of populations.
It is a perfect gateway into behavior analytic practice for parents, educators, para-educators, registered behavior technicians, and related service providers.
About the Author
Robert Pennington, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and the Lake and Edward J Snyder, Jr. Distinguished Scholar in Special Education. He has over 25 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, their families and teachers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010 and since has published 50 articles, book chapters, and books related to working with persons with ASD and intellectual disability. Robert is passionate about the dissemination of research-based practice and has provided hundreds of refereed and invited presentations to researchers, practitioners, and families. He also currently sits on multiple journal editorial and advisory boards. His current interests involve behavior analytic communication instruction, expanding students' repertoires in written expression, and improving educational programming for students with severe disabilities.