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"Lindsay Hilsen's A Step-by-Step ABA Curriculum for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Age 3-10) is a welcome extension of her well-received earlier work, A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Writing with clear, easy-to-follow explanations and instructions, Hilsen provides a useful format that can be applied to additional behaviors and more advanced skills as the child's behavioral repertoire continues to expand. This book is well written and organized, making it easy to locate programs for the assessment and teaching of specific behaviors developmentally appropriate for young learners. It will not only be useful to experienced ABA practitioners, but also should be helpful to practitioners less familiar with ABA and those using a non-ABA approach.”
-Albert Kearney, clinical psychologist and author of Understanding Applied Behaviour Analysis

“Lindsay Hilsen's first book, A Step-by-Step Curriculum for Early Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders, truly works. It made a huge difference in my son's life as the transformation of his overall development has gone beyond all expectations. His negative behaviors significantly decreased and his receptive and expressive language skills tremendously improved since the implementation of the curriculum. I wholeheartedly believe in Lindsay Hilsen's curriculums and would recommend them for any child that can benefit from ABA therapy. It is evident from my own son's success that Lindsay Hilsen has a true understanding of children with ASD and her curriculums are definitely one piece of solving my son's ASD puzzle.”
- Michele Irizarry, parent to a son on the autism spectrum


Book Description


This curriculum uses the proven principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as a way to monitor the progress of children on the autism spectrum and make sure they reach their full potential. It gives adults a clear outline on what to teach and how to teach it, in order to ensure children are reaching developmental goals at this crucial stage.

The book's three sections, Assessment, Curriculum and Mastered, each include built-in data collection, which is reproduced on the accompanying CD so it can be printed off.

All three sections cover ten pivotal areas of progress for this age group, including reading, writing, math, conversation and social skills.

The Assessment section records the child's initial level of learning and then tracks their progress over time.

The Curriculum section provides the lesson plans for the skills which need to be developed.

The Mastered section is a tool for checking that learnt skills are being retained over time. It is also possible to record whether the child has adapted to using the skills in a variety of settings.

This curriculum provides everything that an adult working with a child with an autism spectrum disorder would need to ensure a thorough and appropriate ABA program for the young learner.


 Book Overview. Applied Behavior Analysis Overview.

1. ASSESSMENT. 1.1. Assessment Directions. 1.2. Assessment Section Example.

1.3. Classroom and Social Skills. 1.3.1. Playground. 1.3.2. Ask a Peer to Join in. 1.3.3. Winning and Losing. 1.3.4. Follows Basic Instructions. 1.3.5. Sits in Group. 1.3.6. Raises Hand.1.3.7. Weather.

1.4. Handwriting. 1.4.1. Writes Lines and Shapes. 1.4.2. Draws Pictures. 1.4.3. Writes Upper Case Letters. 1.4.4. Writes Lower Case Letters. 1.4.5. Writes Numbers.

1.5. Reading. 1.5.1. Receptive Identification Letter Sounds. 1.5.2. Expressive Identification Letters Sounds. 1.5.3. Match Word-Picture.1.5.4. Match Word-Word. 1.5.5. Receptive Identification of Simple Words. 1.5.6. Read Simple Words.

1.6. Math. 1.6.1. Patterns. 1.6.2. Gives a Specified Amount. 1.6.3. Math Terms. 1.6.4. Receptive Identification of Telling Time. 1.6.5. Expressive Identification of Telling Time. 1.6.6. Receptive Identification of Coins. 1.6.7. Expressive Identification of Coins. 1.6.8. Receptive Identification of Same/Different. 1.6.9. Expressive Identification of Same/Different.

1.7. Language Arts- Receptive Programs. 1.7.1. Receptive Identification of Prepositions. 1.7.2. Receptive Identification of Pronouns. 1.7.3. Receptive Identification of Adjectives. 1.7.4. Receptive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 1.7.5. Receptive Identification of Adverbs. 1.7.6. Receptive Identification of Class. 1.7.7. Receptive Identification of Feature. 1.7.8. Receptive Identification of Function.

1.8. Language Arts-Expressive Programs. 1.8.1. Expressive Identification of Prepositions. 1.8.2. Expressive Identification of Pronouns. 1.8.3. Expressive Identification of Adjectives. 1.8.4. Expressive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 1.8.5. Expressive Identification of Adverbs. 1.8.6. Expressive Identification of Class. 1.8.7. Expressive Identification of Feature. 1.8.8. Expressive Identification of Function.

1.9. Sort and Categorization. 1.9.1. Receptive Identification of What Goes Together. 1.9.2. Expressive Identification of What Goes Together. 1.9.3. Categorization. 1.9.4. Receptively Identifies What is Not the Item. 1.9.5. Expressively Identifies What is Not the Item. 1.9.6. Sort by Function. 1.9.7. Sort Feature. 1.9.8. Sort Class.

1.10. Conversation and Social Skills. 1.10.1. Receptively Identifies Items.1.10.2. Expressively Answers the Question “Name A---“. 1.10.3. Answers Questions about Items. 1.10.4. Answers What Questions. 1.10.5. Answers When Questions. 1.10.6. Answers Where Questions. 1.10.7. Answers Which Questions. 1.10.8. Answers Who Questions. 1.10.9. Answers How Questions. 1.10.10. Answers Why Questions. 1.10.11. Answers What Question in the Community. 1.10.12. Tell me About….1.10.13. Recall. 1.10.14. Conversation Starters.

1.11. Self Help and Daily Living Skills. 1.11.1. Brushing Teeth. 1.11.2. Washes Face. 1.11.3. Puts Shirt On. 1.11.4. Tie Shoes. 1.11.15. Goes to Toilet.


2. CURRICULUM. 2.1. Curriculum Directions. 2.2. Curriculum Section Example.

2.3. Classroom and Social Skills. 2.3.1. Playground. 2.3.2. Ask a Peer to Join in. 2.3.4. Winning and Losing. 2.3.5. Follows Basic Instructions. 2.3.6. Sits in Group. 2.3.7. Raises Hand. 2.3.8.

Weather. 2.4. Handwriting. 2.4.1. Writes Lines and Shapes. 2.4.2. Draws Pictures. 2.4.3. Writes Upper Case Letters. 2.4.4. Writes Lower Case Letters. 2.4.5. Writes Numbers.

2.5. Reading. 2.5.1. Receptive Identification Letter Sounds. 2.5.2. Expressive Identification Letters Sounds. 2.5.3. Match Word-Picture. 2.5.4. Match Word-Word. 2.5.5. Receptive Identification of Simple Words. 2.5.6. Read Simple Words.

2.6. Math. 2.6.1. Patterns. 2.6.2. Gives a Specified Amount. 2.6.3. Math Terms. 2.6.4. Receptive Identification of Telling Time. 2.6.5. Expressive Identification of Telling Time. 2.6.6. Receptive Identification of Coins. 2.6.7. Expressive Identification of Coins. 2.6.8. Receptive Identification of Same/Different. 2.6.9. Expressive Identification of Same/Different.

2.7. Language Arts- Receptive Programs. 2.7.1. Receptive Identification of Prepositions. 2.7.2. Receptive Identification of Pronouns. 2.7.3. Receptive Identification of Adjectives. 2.7.4. Receptive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 2.7.5. Receptive Identification of Adverbs. 2.7.6. Receptive Identification of Class. 2.7.7. Receptive Identification of Feature. 2.7.8. Receptive Identification of Function.

2.8. Language Arts-Expressive Programs. 2.8.1. Expressive Identification of Prepositions. 2.8.2. Expressive Identification of Pronouns. 2.8.3. Expressive Identification of Adjectives. 2.8.4. Expressive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 2.8.5. Expressive Identification of Adverbs. 2.8.6. Expressive Identification of Class. 2.8.7. Expressive Identification of Feature. 2.8.8. Expressive Identification of Function.

2.9. Sort and Categorization. 2.9.1. Receptive Identification of What Goes Together. 2.9.2. Expressive Identification of What Goes Together. 2.9.3. Categorization. 2.9.4. Receptively Identifies What is Not the Item. 2.9.5. Expressively Identifies What is Not the Item. 2.9.6. Sort by Function. 2.9.7. Sort Feature. 2.9.8. Sort Class.

2.10. Conversation and Social Skills. 2.10.1. Receptively Identifies Items. 2.10.2. Expressively Answers the Question “Name A---“. 2.10.3. Answers Questions about Items. 2.10.4. Answers What Questions. 2.10.5. Answers When Questions. 2.10.6. Answers Where Questions. 2.10.7. Answers Which Questions. 2.10.8. Answers Who Questions. 2.10.9. Answers How Questions. 2.10.10. Answers Why Questions. 2.10.11. Answers What Question in the Community. 2.10.12. Tell me About….2.10.13. Recall. 2.10.14. Conversation Starters.

2.11. Self Help and Daily Living Skills. 2.11.1. Brushing Teeth. 2.11.2. Washes Face. 2.11.3. Puts Shirt On. 2.11.4. Tie Shoes. 2.11.5. Goes to the Toilet.

3. MASTERED. 3.1. Mastered Directions. 3.2. Mastered Section Example. 3.3. Classroom and Social Skills. 3.3.1. Playground. 3.3.2. Asks a Peer to Join In. 3.3.4. Winning and Losing. 3.3.5. Follows Basic Instructions. 3.3.6. Sits in Group. 3.3.7. Raises Hand. 3.3.8. Weather. 3.4. Handwriting. 3.4.1. Writes Lines and Shapes. 3.4.2. Draws Pictures. 3.4.3. Writes Upper Case Letters. 3.4.4. Writes Lower Case Letters. 3.4.5. Writes Numbers. 3.5. Reading. 3.5.1. Receptive Identification Letter Sounds. 3.5.2. Expressive Identification Letters Sounds. 3.5.3. Match Word-Picture. 3.5.4. Match Word-Word. 3.5.5. Receptive Identification of Simple Words. 3.5.6. Read Simple Words. 3.6. Math. 3.6.1. Patterns. 3.6.2. Gives a Specified Amount. 3.6.3. Math Terms. 3.6.4. Receptive Identification of Telling Time. 3.6.5. Expressive Identification of Telling Time. 3.6.6. Receptive Identification of Coins. 3.6.7. Expressive Identification of Coins. 3.6.8. Receptive Identification of Same/Different. 3.6.9. Expressive Identification of Same/Different. 3.7. Language Arts- Receptive Programs. 3.7.1. Receptive Identification of Prepositions. 3.7.2. Receptive Identification of Pronouns. 3.7.3. Receptive Identification of Adjectives. 3.7.4. Receptive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 3.7.5. Receptive Identification of Adverbs. 3.7.6. Receptive Identification of Class. 3.7.7. Receptive Identification of Feature. 3.7.8. Receptive Identification of Function. 3.8. Language Arts-Expressive Programs. 3.8.1. Expressive Identification of Prepositions. 3.8.2. Expressive Identification of Pronouns. 3.8.3. Expressive Identification of Adjectives. 3.8.4. Expressive Identification of Noun and Adjective. 3.8.5. Expressive Identification of Adverbs. 3.8.6. Expressive Identification of Class. 3.8.7. Expressive Identification of Feature. 3.8.8. Expressive Identification of Function. 3.9. Sort and Categorization. 3.9.1. Receptive Identification of What Goes Together. 3.9.2. Expressive Identification of What Goes Together. 3.9.3. Categorization. 3.9.4. Receptively Identifies What is Not the Item. 3.9.5. Expressively Identifies What is Not the Item. 3.9.6. Sort by Function. 3.9.7. Sort Feature. 3.9.8. Sort Class. 3.10. Conversation and Social Skills. 3.10.1. Receptively Identifies Items. 3.10.2. Expressively Answers the Question “Name A---“. 3.10.3. Answers Questions about Items. 3.10.4. Answers What Questions. 3.10.5. Answers When Questions. 3.10.6. Answers Where Questions. 3.10.7. Answers Which Questions. 3.10.8. Answers Who Questions. 3.10.9. Answers How Questions. 3.10.10. Answers Why Questions. 3.10.11. Answers What Question in the Community. 3.10.12. Tell me About….3.10.13. Recall. 3.10.14. Conversation Starters. 3.11. Self Help and Daily Living Skills. 3.11.1. Brushing Teeth. 3.11.2. Washes Face. 3.11.3. Puts Shirt On. 3.11.4. Tie Shoes. 3.11.5. Goes to Toilet. Appendix. Data Sheets.




Author: Lindsay Hillsen Pub 2013 (USA)   Pbk 400 pages


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