Steps to Independence Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs

ISBN-10: 1557666970
ISBN-13: 9781557666970
Edition: 4th 2004
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

As a parent, you are your child's first and most influential teacher. That's an important job -- and the fourth edition of the popular Steps to Independence makes it much easier! A hands-on resource that's already helped thousands of other parents, this book gives you proven strategies for teaching the life skills children from age 3 through young adulthood need to live as independently as possible. Based on more than 30 years of work with parents like you and laced with humor, illustrations, and vignettes, Steps to Independence is a trusted guidebook you'll want to keep close at hand as your child grows. Book jacket.

Bruce L. Baker, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

Theodore P. Beauchaine, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle Dr. Beauchaine is the Robert Bolles & Yasuko Endo endowed Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He recently received an Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association for his work addressing neurobiological vulnerabilities and environmental risk factors for conduct problems and depression.Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley Dr. Hinshaw is Chair of the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley. An internationally recognized scholar in the area of developmental psychopathology, he is Incoming Editor of Psychological Bulletin and Associate Editor of Development and Psychopathology.

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Basics of Teaching (Steps to ...)
Setting Out
Targeting a Skill
Establishing Steps
Picking Rewards
Setting the Stage
Teaching
Observing Progress and Troubleshooting
Skill Teaching
Get-Ready Skills
Self-Help Skills
Toilet Training
Play Skills
Independent Living: Self-Care Skills
Independent Living: Home-Care Skills
Independent Living: Functional Academic Skills
Behavior Problem Management
Identifying Behavior Problems
Examining Behavior
Beginning a Behavior Management Program--Part One: Consequences
Beginning a Behavior Management Program--Part Two: Antecedents and Alternative Behaviors
Supporting Independence
Computing--Now It's Personal
Partnership with Your Child's Other Teachers
Appendices
Get-Ready Skills
Self-Help Skills Inventory
Self-Help Skills Programs
Play Skills Programs
Functional Academic Skills Programs
Index

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