The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS)​

The AFLS Guide- A teaching companion that contains task analyses, teaching suggestions, and prompting strategies.    Six individually available assessment protocols including Basic Living Skills, Home Skills and Community Participation Skills, School Skills, Independent Living Skills and Vocational Skills.

The AFLS is comprised of The AFLS Guide and assessment protocols that assess functional, practical, and essential skills of everyday life. Although each assessment protocol can be used as a standalone assessment, we conceptualize all protocols as being different modules of an extended assessment that exists on a continuum spanning throughout a learner’s life in home, school, and community settings. Each module is different yet each is connected by unifying themes and overarching goals for maximizing a learner’s freedom, independence, and opportunities. Bundle multiple modules and customize the perfect assessment for your setting and situation. ​

Capturing the Motivation of Children with Autism or Other Developmental Delays​

To help an individual with autism learn critical new skills and willingly participate in social interactions, a parent or educator needs to know how to capture the child’s motivation. This “must have” book provides research-based, practical information in a non-technical manner so that caring individuals can help children learn critical skills that are necessary for their life’s development.    Learn how to identify and capture motivational factors that will influence your child’s willingness to participate in both structured teaching sessions and everyday activities. Discover the techniques to create motivational conditions that result in increased spontaneous language and social interactions. Additionally, read about the strategies you can use to help develop and increase the reinforcing value of social feedback such as praise and smiles!

The Assessment of basic language and Learning Skills-Revised(ABLLSR)

​Social Behavior mapping

Learning to Motivate

Motivating an individual to learn is an essential ingredient for those looking to teach critical skills to children with autism-put simply, it’s easier to teach children when they are motivated to learn! Learning to Motivate, Motivating to Learn: How to Make Learning Fun for Your Child with Autism! was written to provide parents, educators, and professionals with a conceptual overview of motivation and strategies to motivate a child to participate in learning activities. This book was written in non-technical language and guides the reader through the process of capturing and maintaining the learner’s motivation in structured teaching sessions and during everyday routines. The evidence-based techniques presented in this book will leave readers better equipped to teach new and essential skills to individuals with autism.

DVD: Introduction to Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

This is the first DVD in this workshop series. It provides an overview of B. F. Skinner’s functional analysis of language to parents, educators, and other practitioners. A review of the primary types of expressive language skills (verbal operants) is included along with video clip demonstrations of effective teaching methods. Viewers will learn how to assess a child’s language abilities, and how to design and implement an appropriate language intervention program. A major emphasis is placed on identifying methods to enhance and utilize motivational variables to teach language in both structured teaching sessions and in daily activities. Techniques for coordinating the ongoing decision making necessary for effective language intervention and methods of data collection and tracking are also presented. We recommend that you purchase the book titled, Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities to complement this DVD.

The Assessment of Functional Living Skills-Revised(AFLS)

Growing up Social: Exploring How Social Communication Develops...and strategies to help!

Success on the Spectrum: How to Teach Skills to Individuals with Autism

Success on the Spectrum: How to Teach Skills to Individuals with Autism was written to provide parents, educators, and professionals with a comprehensive overview of how to teach critical skills to individuals of all ages. This book was written in non-technical language and guides the reader through the teaching process which includes assessing a learner’s skills and prioritizing learning objectives, how to teach new skills in structured sessions and during routine daily activities, and how to address common problem behaviors. This book provides the knowledge and essential tools to promote effective teaching, thereby maximizing the learner’s potential.

Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum

​This is written in nontechnical terms for parents and educators to learn how to teach a nonverbal child, or one with minimal verbal skills to ask for items he wants, imitate actions and vocalizations, attend to his actions with objects, and to initiate social interactions.  It provides the tools and necessary guidance such that they can help the child make the best possible progress in their skill development.

This book is a “must have” for every parent or educator of a child who has no—or very limited—language skills.  It provides evidence-based ABA/VB methodology, written in non-technical and easy to understand terms.  It provides critical information on where to start and how to teach initial skills to children with minimal language skills.  It provides the rationale for teaching six critical learning skills and the procedures necessary to develop them.  Professionals have identified these skills as an important basic foundation for a child’s overall development.

Step-by-step instructions allow a parent or teacher to implement training and track the child’s acquisition of these important skills.  All of the strategies in this book are linked to the skills in the ABLLS-R®.  In addition, it provides the reader with strategies to motivate the child to participate in those learning activities as well as identify appropriate goals.

​Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day

​Star Child on Earth

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