Cover image for Raising a child with autism : a guide to applied behavior analysis for parents
Raising a child with autism : a guide to applied behavior analysis for parents
Richman, Shira, 1972-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2001.
Physical Description:
173 pages ; 24 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
RJ506.A9 R535 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is increasingly recognised as a highly effective way of helping children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is based on a variety of methods and techniques which can be used to promote skills for daily living and change difficult behavior. In Raising a Child with Autism, Shira Richman explains how parents can adapt the practical techniques used in ABA for use at home, providing tips and guidelines to increase play skills, improve communication and sibling interaction and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading. It offers parents a practical and effective way to help autistic children interact more successfully with family, friends and at school.

Author Notes

Shira Richman is a behavior therapy consultant living in New York, who attained her MA in Psychology at New York University. She has worked extensively with children with autistic spectrum disorders, creating and supervising programs in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been in charge of staff training and evaluation in a number of educational institutions and has also formally instructed parents in Behavioral Theory and Application.