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Decreasing Behaviors Of Persons With Severe Retardation And Autism

This widely used manual shows how to increase desirable behaviors by using techniques such as shaping, prompting, fading, modeling, backward chaining, and graduated guidance. It offers specific guidelines for arranging and managing the learning environment as well as standards for evaluating and maintaining success. Exercises, review questions, and numerous examples are included. The book is written for special educators, aides, residential staff, and those responsible for designing or evaluating behavioral programs. Often adopted as a supplementary college text.

Paperback: 191 pages

Publisher: Research Press; 1 edition (October 1, 1982)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0878222642

ISBN-13: 978-0878222643

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Richard Foxx's two volume set, Increasing and Decreasing Behaviors... was one of my first introductions to Applied Behavior Analysis, and I still come back to them often. They are written in an easy to read and understandable style. The author is one of the best there is in this field, and it shows in his writing. He knows his subject matter, and he knows how to teach it. Keep this set for the shelves, you won't outgrow them.

Using both this and Increasing Behaviors for my Psych Tech class, learning about Developmental Disabilities, DD adults and how to assist in teaching behavior to increase good behaviors and decrease bad.

Being a parent, I would never want any intervention that will be used on my son to be foreign to me. I like to be an active and knowledgable participant whenever we are adjusting his curriculum, or behavior plans. I find this book to be an ongoing resource for me and it is reffered to at many team meetings.It is an easy read...and I like the TESTS that follow each chapter .. I have a clearer understanding on how to CREATE and DESIGN an EFFECTIVE behavior plan. This book has fed my confidence level when I am involved in a conversation or meeting about behavior plans on diminishing inappropriate/maladaptive behaviors(unfortunatley for me, the wonderful examples they used in the book did not pertain to my struggles with my son on his verbal /vocal anyone out there..Mr Foxx perhaps(?) consider writing a book on combating one of the MOST challenging beahviors the vocal perseveration..thanks :) ) . Thank you to the author of this book.It is a wonderful read!

Richard M. Foxx is a hands on clinician who writes from personal data based experience. His work is practical and concise. His more basic book "Increasing Behavior" is a wonderful companion to this book.


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