PROGRAM BOOKLETS WITH DVD

A Work in Progress Companion Series: Instructional Booklets with Demonstration Videos on DVD



Companion Series DVDs

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklets and DVD's

In 1999 we published, A Work in Progress, a manual containing strategies and programs that we had developed over that past 20 years. It is now 2012 and we have (finally!) made some more progress. Our approach and programming efforts have continued to evolve over the last 13 years. We have continued to try to blend a natural, child-friendly approach to teaching while remaining determinedly systematic. We have developed new approaches to solving challenging behavior problems as well as teaching communication, social and recreational skills. A Work in Progress received positive reviews from parents and professionals alike. However, we would often hear, “If we could just see the programs in action, that would be even more helpful!” We have taken the feedback and developed A Work in Progress Companion Series which combines written booklets on various teaching strategies along with actual demonstrations of our work with students on DVD. We have selected a few of our favorite programs which illustrate the use of behavior methods to teach a variety of skills to students of all ages.

We hope that parents and teachers will find this series a helpful companion and extension to A Work in Progress. We are also excited to announce that all of our proceeds from A Work in Progress Companion Series will go directly to the Autism Partnership Family Foundation! This Foundation was developed for three purposes: to provide services to families with limited resources; to fund research that will investigate new strategies and programs that truly make a difference in the lives of children and families; and to disseminate information about evidence-based treatment and provide resources for training parents and professionals


Cool vs. Not Cool

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklet and DVD

This is one of our most-used strategies for teaching students foundational as well as advanced social skills. Essentially, the strategy teaches students to understand the difference between behaviors that are socially appropriate (cool) and those that are inappropriate (not cool). In later stages they go on to actually practice the appropriate form of the behavior and receive feedback on their efforts. Research confirms our clinical experience that Cool versus Not Cool is effective in teaching social skills and enabling students to monitor their own behavior

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Learning How to Learn

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklet and DVD

This is an underemphasized area in treatment and education. We often take for granted that students know how to learn (or will acquire it on their own). But if students cannot pay attention, will not wait, or do not understand feedback, then learning is extremely difficult. In this volume we describe and demonstrate programs that we have found helpful in teaching students how to learn

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Teaching Interactions

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklet and DVD

Teaching Interactions is the subject of Volume 3. The Teaching Interaction is an approach that we have found especially effective with students who have more advanced language ability. It offers a conversation style of teaching which adds the all important element of leading students to understand rationales for why they might want to change their behavior and learn new skills. With Teaching Interactions, students develop understanding and insight that help develop their internal motivation

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Developing Reinforcers

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklet and DVD

The foundation of good teaching is utilizing powerful reinforcement so as to motivate students to learn as well as behave appropriately. We will show you how to be creative in the developing new sources of reinforcement, which is especially useful for students who have limited interests

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Token Economies

A Work In Progress Companion Series Booklet and DVD

Although token systems are commonly used in school as well at home, too often critical steps are neglected in their development. You will learn step-by-step how to ensure there is a strong connection between the target behavior and the reward that follows. Tokens have a number of advantages and can be very flexible in adapting to the age of the student, the types of rewards used and the skills and behavioral targets you are seeking to improve

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Bullying & ASD

The Perfect Storm - Booklet & DVD

Volume 6 in the Work in Progress Companion Series focuses on the tools needed to help children with autism combat bullying.Sadly, bullying has reached epidemic proportions in our schools, causing students both physical and psychological harm.Students with ASD are particularly at risk because of their behavior issues and their vulnerability.It is not surprising that more than 60% of children with ASD have been bullied at some point of their life.Traditional ways of combating bullying are not only ineffective, but often make the problem worse.This volume provides practical suggestions that help prevent the devastation of bullying.

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