Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism: Science, profession, and practice

Brian Fennell, Karola Dillenburger

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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is recognised as the scientific basis of effective interventions in many educational, social, and medical fields, including autism. In this chapter, the basic tenets of ABA are described and briefly reviewed. Autism aetiology, diagnosis and prevalence are sketched out and the remainder of the chapter focusses on ABAbased interventions for children with autism. The chapter concludes with an examination of internationally recognised training standards for behaviour analysts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavior Analysis
Subtitle of host publicationHou, H.T. Ryan, C.S. (Eds)
EditorsH.T. Hou, C.S. Ryan
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-51-5977-3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


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