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Applied Behavior Analysis

Fifty Case Studies in Home, School, and Community Settings


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 3-43
    3. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 45-82
  3. Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 85-118
    3. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 119-153
  4. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 157-189
    3. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 191-226
  5. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 229-266
    3. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 267-307
  6. Research and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 311-342
    3. Kimberly Maich, Darren Levine, Carmen Hall
      Pages 343-371
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-392

About this book


This textbook offers real-world case studies for using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to create, implement, and appraise behavior intervention programs across a variety of client situations. Its chapters are formatted for ease of use and retention and organized to focus on the core components of ABA: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and research/ethics. Illustrative cases represent a diversity of problem behaviors, settings, social contexts, and life stages, and includes questions about data collection, goal setting, communication with families, and other processes of effective ABA practice. Together they emphasize not only the content knowledge involved in designing interventions, but also the interpersonal skills necessary for helping change complex challenging behaviors.

These fifty case studies:
  • Are suited to individual or team training.
  • Present guiding questions regarding ABA process and professional practice.
  • Feature charts, forms, templates, and other practical tools.
  • Include links to Behavior Analyst Certification Board resources.
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of ABA for use with children, adolescents, adults, or seniors.
Applied Behavior Analysis: Fifty Case Studies in Home, School, and Community Settings is an essential text for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in child and school psychology, behavior analysis, learning and instruction, counseling, and education. This singular volume models critical thinking and professional development in keeping with best practices and professional standards.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Teacher EducationBrock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  2. 2.Brock UniversitySt. CatharinesCanada
  3. 3.Fanshawe CollegeLondonCanada

About the authors

Kimberly Maich, Ph.D., OCT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brock University, and affiliated with the Centre for Applied Disability Studies. She has studied and taught from coast-to-coast in Canada from Vancouver, BC, to St. Anthony, NL. She has spent most of her career as a resource teacher, supporting students with exceptionalities from Kindergarten to Grade 12, but has also worked as a Guidance Counsellor, Vice-Principal, Librarian, Classroom Teacher, and Computer Lab Coordinator. Previously, she worked as an ASD Consultant and Program Coordinator with McMaster Children’s Hospital. Before moving to Brock University, she was a professor in Fanshawe College’s new Bachelor of Applied Arts in Early Childhood Leadership. Her primary interests lie in special education, primarily in autism spectrum disorders.

Darren Levine, Ed.D., is an adjunct faculty member in the Centre for Applied Disability Studies at Brock University. He has taught graduate level courses in Applied Behavior Analysis and supported student research and field-based learning and development. For more than fifteen years, Dr. Levine has held several progressively more senior positions implementing Applied Behavior Analysis intervention programs in home, school, and community settings, and conducting applied behavior analytic measurement, evaluation, and research. Dr. Levine holds a doctorate in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), specializing in adaptive instruction and special education.

Carmen Hall, MC, CCC, BCBA, has worked in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders for more than 10 years, in both educational and clinical settings. She graduated from the University of Calgary (BA, Psychology), St. Lawrence College (Behavioural Science Technology Diploma), the University of Lethbridge (MC, Counselling Psychology), and is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University. She is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her primary focus has been on promoting and researching social skill development for children with disabilities in inclusive recreation, educational, and child care settings, researching the use of the iPad to facilitate learning in K-Higher Education, and the use of intensive ABA strategies for adults with developmental disabilities. Carmen has worked as an Instructor Therapist, Educational Assistant, Autism Spectrum Disorders Consultant, and is currently the Coordinator of the Autism and Behavioural Science Program at Fanshawe College. She regularly presents at provincial, national, and international conferences, and in 2013 was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, in 2014 she received the College Sector Educator Award, and in 2015 received the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

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