5 Resources for Parents Starting an ABA Program


Most of the families I work with are African or expatriate families living abroad who have had little to no exposure to ABA before meeting me. They are hungry for information on applied behavior analysis and want to learn all they can before starting the program for their child. Here are some great resources to familiarize yourself with before starting an ABA program for a child with autism.

1) The Verbal Behavior Approach by Mary Lynch Barbara

This book is written by a Mother of child with autism who also became a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D). Extremely informative and a quick read.

2) The Association for Science in Autism Treatment

This website is a plethora of resources on evidence based treatment for children with autism. There are various articles laying out what is truly evidence based and what is not. Lots of great information on the pseudoscience floating around in the autism world. A fantastic way to become more informed about what treatments have a solid foundation of research to support the effectiveness and why it all matters.

3) Behavior Babe

Behavior Babe is a website written by Amanda Kelly, PhD BCBA-D that even has a "caregivers corner" and lays out facts vs. fads. See links below on quality indicators of an ABA program and her page that is dedicated to autism and ABA.

Quality Indicators of an ABA program

Behavior Babe's Autism Page

4) Dr. Mark Sundberg PhD BCBA-D

Mark Sundberg is the author of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and the co-autor of the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS). He is a leader in the ABA/verbal behavior world and has published research articles and book chapters.

The Benefit of Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior for Children with Autism by Mark Sundberg and Jack Michael

Information on the VB-MAPP Assessment

Mark Sundberg's Evaluation Detailed ABA program Assessment

5) Dr. Vincent Carbone PhD BCBA-D

Dr. Carbone is also a leader in the ABA/Verbal Behavior world and has over 35 years of experience in the field. He has published numerous research articles on B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior and gives workshops world wide.

Brief Video of Dr. Vincent Carbone BCBA-D speaking on ABA/Verbal Behavior

Dr. Carbone's workshop schedule

Dr. Carbone's research and publications

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