Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis (Behavior speak)

Behaviorspeak is a glossary of terms in common usage in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the autistic-spectrum disorders. Deliberately written in a humorous and easily understood style, this will be an invaluable resource for parents and direct care service providers. ABA is a technically precise discipline, where a misunderstanding of a term can lead to a misapplied technique. Behaviorspeak will give readers the tools necessary to understand articles in professional journals, presentations, and books.

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Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis

by Bobby Newman Ph.D. (Author), Kenneth F. Reeve Ph.D. (Author), Sharon A Reeve Ph.D. (Author), Carolyn S. Ryan Ph.D. (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dove & Orca (November 1, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0966852842
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0966852844

Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis by Bobby Newman Ph.D. (Author), Kenneth F. Reeve Ph.D. (Author), Sharon A Reeve Ph.D. (Author), Carolyn S. Ryan Ph.D. (Author)

“I have used Behaviorspeak as a reference…This glossary is an empowering resource.” —Jennica Velasquez, Parent

From the Publisher

It reads in the foreword to Behaviorspeak, “without a familiarity with some of the technical terms, understanding some practitioners of ABA is about as easy as trying to lip-read a muppet.” Behaviorspeak is the answer. A parent or professional can consult this work whenever they come across a term that is not immediately understood. ABA is a precise discipline, and an understanding of the terms is the first step in understanding the science.”I have used Behaviorspeak as a reference several times since you sent it to me. Often, I read information on the internet, or even hear a teacher use a term, and I’ll think “wait, that’s not right,” or “what does THAT mean?” Then I doubt my own knowledge and understanding of terms commonly used in ABA. Behaviorspeak is great for clarification, as well as inspiration for program and procedural ideas. I remember when I first joined autism groups on the internet, it took a few months before I truly understood the language parents and professionals were speaking. Behaviorspeak would have saved me a lot of time and confusion! This glossary is an empowering resource.”

Jennica Valasquez,Parent


From the Inside Flap

“In writing Behaviorspeak, Newman and his colleagues, Reeve, Reeve, and Ryan have provided the behavior analytic community a useful tool, a glossary of behavioral terms for people who are not behavior analysts, especially the parents of children labeled as being with autism. Their glossary is technically accurate, comprehensive, readable, and illustrated with example of interest to those who are involved with applied behavior analysis, as clients, family members, lay practitioners, students, and even professional behavior analysts. Their glossary is also up to date; for example, it’s the only glossary I know of that defines Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA); it also implies the significance of BCBA for those looking for behavior analytic help. And being a glossary of the 21st century, it contains the addresses of useful websites. I think this book is a must for consumers and providers of applied behavior analysis.”Richard W. Malott, PhD, BCBA Behavior Analysis Program, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University

About the Author

Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Psychologist. Bobby is the first author on nine books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, and utopian literature. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles. A popular speaker, Bobby also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups. Bobby is a lay leader with the Full Inclusion Living and Learning Unitarian Universalist Society (FILL UUS) and a Religious Exploration/Education facilitator for the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation (SNUUC). He is the director of Room to Grow and co-founder of the CUP Cafe (Coffee’s Untapped Potential), a Fair Trade coffee cafe staffed entirely by individuals with developmental disabilities.
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