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Changing Behavior One Step At A Time
Parents are their child's best teachers!
Changing Behavior One Step At A Time will guide parents to understanding their child and solve problems related to behavior. Each child with autism is unique. Yet, children CAN learn, and with the 119 rules and tools presented here in their Parenting Toolbox, parents will now be able to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents will eventually develop their child’s MAP – Master Action Plan.
National Parenting Product Award Gold Winner
NAPPA Awards says this:
"This book should be on every child therapist’s shelf, as it covers so many of the issues child mental health professionals deal with on a daily basis. The book is able to impart helpful information to professionals, while also being written in such a straightforward manner to be equally helpful to parents. Highly recommended."
Changing Behavior One Step At A Time is most certainly the best behavior resource for parents of children with ASD available! Through a simple and structured approach to behavior planning, this book guides parents to understand why behaviors occur, to identify patterns of behaviors, and use appropriate, evidence-based strategies. Whether you are a family member, an educator, or a health professional working with families, you will want to keep this resource close at hand!
--Laura L. Maddox, PhD, BCBA, program director, Online Learning, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities
Changing Behavior One Step At A Time is an indispensable resource for families with children of all ages on the autism spectrum. It provides accessible, yet detailed strategies for understanding why people on the spectrum behave the way they do, as well as how to help them overcome the struggles they face living with a neurotypical world. It is a crucial resource to help families address pressing concerns, prepare for the future, and see the bigger picture. This is not just a collection of rules and tools but a comprehensive and systematic way to effectively and lovingly parent a child with autism.
--Daniella Simon, LLMSW, MPH, BCBA, program consultant, Novel Responses, Inc.
The strongest part of the book and the thing I liked best was all the tools. I think they will be very helpful to many people in lots of different circumstances and I will likely use them myself in my work. Finally, the layout of the book is superb, easing the flow of reading.
--Judy Endow, MSW, author, artist, speaker, consultant
MEET THE AUTHOR
Judith Coucouvanis, MA, PMHCNS-BC, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has been a clinician for over 35 years, specializing in the treatment of children with developmental disabilities, severe behavior challenges, autism spectrum disorders and co-occurring conditions. Coucouvanis is a national speaker on the topics of behavior management, social skills training, psychopharmacology, educational strategies, and toilet training. She is the author of Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-functioning Autism and Related Challenges, and the award winning book, The Potty Journey: Guide to Toilet Training Children with Special Needs.
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