Explains Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), the systematic implementation of scientifically proven behavioural principles to develop skills in children. [The book] concludes by pointing out that, although there is ample evidence for the effectiveness of behaviour analysis and parents' education as autism therapists, these findings have not permeated all professional circles. They emphasise the child's right to scientifically validated and effective treatment and point to some problems that parents may encounter should they decide to pursue training in the science of behaviour.
Child Psychology & Psychiatry
programme descriptions are clear and helpful, with enough detail to allow replication and illustrations of programmes not working, and how they may be adapted. The authors are also right to stress the importance of UK parents having access to local support, rather than relying on infrequent visits from "experts".