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ATN/AIR-P Parent’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis

Parent’s Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis provided by Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, gives an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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A Brief Overview of a Behavioral Approach

This page provides an overview of Verbal Behavior. It also takes a look at language assessments and interventions using a more current assessment based on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).

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Resources, References, and Suggested Reading

Catania, A. C. (1998). Learning (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 
Greer, R. D., & Ross, D. E. (2007). Verbal behavior analysis. New York: Allyn & 
Lovaas, O. I. (2003). Teaching individuals with developmental delays. Austin TX: 
Michael, J. (2007). Motivating operations. In J. O. Cooper, T. E. Heron, & W. L. 
Heward, Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.) (pp. 374-391). Upper Saddle River 
NJ: Merrill/Prentice-Hall. 
Partington, J. W., & Sundberg, M. L. (1998). The assessment of basic language and 
learning skills (The ABLLS). Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. 
Skinner, B. F. (1957). Verbal behavior. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 
Spradlin, J.E. (1963). Assessment of speech and language of retarded children: The 
Parsons language sample. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders Monograph, 
10 , 8- 31. 
Sundberg, M. L. (1983). Language. In J. L. Matson, & S. E. Breuning (Eds.), Assessing 
the mentally retarded (pp. 285-310). New York: Grune & Stratton. 
Sundberg, M. L. (2007). Verbal behavior. In J. O. Cooper, T. E. Heron, & W. L. Heward, 
Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.) (pp. 526-547). Upper Saddle River, NJ: 
Merrill/Prentice Hall. 
Sundberg, M. L. (Under preparation). The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and 
Placement Program: The VB-MAPP. Concord, CA: AVB Press. 
Sundberg, M. L., & Michael, J. (2001). The benefits of Skinner’s analysis of verbal 
behavior for children with autism. Behavior Modification, 25, 698-724. 
Sundberg, M. L., Ray, D. A., Braam, S. E., Stafford, M. W., Reuber, T. M., & Braam,
C. A. (1979). A manual for the use of B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior 
for language assessment and programming. Western Michigan University 
Behavioral Monograph #9 , Kalamazoo, MI. 

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