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The following books are some suggested readings by Vista Behavior Consulting:

Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley. The authors published the results of a 2 and 1/2 year study of 42 families examining how differences in the early family experiences of children contributed to their vocabulary growth rate, vocabulary use, and IQ scores.  

The Social World of Children: Learning to Talk by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley. A companion to Meaningful Differences, this book discusses the pattern of the "social dance" of children learning to talk with their families.  Click the link to reference an outline of language development in children from the book.

Applied Behavior Analysis by John O. Cooper, Timothy Heron & William Heward

About Behaviorism by B.F. Skinner

Pivotal Response Treatments for Autism by Robert & Lynn Koegel Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to target and modify key behaviors in children with autism, leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. The product of 20 years of research.

Overcoming Autism: by Lynn Koegal & Claire Lazebnik The techniques of applied behavior analysis can reduce the characteristic behaviors of autism while improving a child's prognosis for intellectual and social development.

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron. A complete guide to social relationships written by two adults with Autism.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.  A widely acclaimed, nationally best-selling novel depicting what life is like from the perspective of a child with autism.    

Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism. A Manual for Parents and Professionals by Catherine Maurice and co-edited by Gina Green & Stephen C. Luce. In this book you will find information on interventions, treatments, programs, skill levels, identification of professionals, behavior analysis, and language.

Ecobehavioral Family Intervention in Developmental Disabilities by John R. Lutzker & Randy Campbell  This book describes an ecobehavioral model used effectively for 15 years with families who have children with developmental disabilities. Scientifically-based and multifaceted, the ecobehavioral approach is clearly described.

The world of the autistic child by Bryna Siegel. This book was written for parents, teachers, and specialists and discusses care giving, diagnosis, and other aspects of autism.

Teaching Children with Autism by Robert L. Koegel & Lynn Kern Koegel. This book provides information on various topics such as stereotypes, self-management, teaching, planning, goals, and interventions.

Educating Children with Autism by the National Research Council outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas.

Facing Autism by Lynn M. Hamilton. This book will help you learn how to deal with your child's autism, learn about interventions, choices, and how to keep your family together.

Toilet Training in Less Than a Day by Nathan Azrin. This book clearly outlines a research-based procedure for teaching the toileting skills to children.

Decreasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism by Richard M. Foxx outlines research-based procedures for the reduction of challenging behaviors.

Increasing Behaviors of Persons with Severe Retardation and Autism by Richard M. Foxx outlines research-based procedures for increasing skills and alternative behaviors.

Severe Behavior Problems A Functional Communication Training Approach by Mark V. Durand A valuable resource for practitioners in offering a concise, step-by-step, concrete, yet scientifically based approach to the assessment and intervention of challenging behaviors.

Prevention & Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems. Models and Methods in Developmental Disabilities by Nirbhay N. Singh.  This book reveals methods to assess problems, procedures, strategies, and communication training when dealing with developmental disabilities.