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The Ziggurat Model - Release 2.0
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Autism Society Award Winner!
The award-winning Ziggurat Model, designed for individuals across the autism spectrum and across the lifespan, presents a process and framework for developing interventions for individuals with ASD of all ages. The model presents five levels of intervention that are necessary in order for individuals with ASD to make consistent progress. A key tenet of The Ziggurat Model- Release 2.0 -- it is important to recognize the underlying needs related to autism and to make certain to provide strategies that target those needs. The authors utilize the Underlying Characteristics Checklist (UCC) to identify these needs. The Ziggurat Model is consistent with current trends in education, including response to intervention (RTI), evidence-based practices, and positive behavioral supports. The Ziggurat Model 2.0 is newly updated and expanded with the latest research and a new version of the Underlying Characteristics Checklist for Early Intervention (UCC-EI), in addition to UCC-HF and UCC-CL for individuals with higher functioning and classic autism, respectively. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, Ph.D.
Meet the Authors
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in transdisciplinary assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She is the co-author of a comprehensive model of intervention, The Ziggurat Model, which earned the Literary Achievement Award from the Autism Society of America. Dr. Aspy speaks nationally and internationally. She has provided training and consultation throughout the United States and internationally. Her focus is on understanding the underlying strengths and characteristics of those with ASD and designing supports and strategies with their neurological/brain differences in mind. Dr. Aspy has co-authored other works including FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD; Excelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate Practice; Talk With Me; and High Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments.
Barry G. Grossman, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and author. He specializes in assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.Dr. Grossman, along with Dr. Aspy, wrote The Ziggurat Model - a book on designing interventions for students with high-functioning autism. He and his co-author present on this model nationally. The Ziggurat Model has been adopted at the district-wide and state-wide levels. Aspy and Grossman, along with colleagues, Brenda Smith Myles and Shawn Henry, have co-authored: FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASD.
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