Dr. Julie Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate. She is Executive Director of the Knapp Center for Childhood Development located in Boardman, OH, which specializes in the diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Knapp offers an International ABA Program assisting families from other parts of the world to travel to the US for ABA therapy. She offers remote training and supervision on ABA programs through a HIPPA secure website to families across the world who otherwise cannot find local ABA therapy or who wants expert advice on their program. Dr. Knapp is also a Consultant at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and holds an appointment at Case Western Reserve University.
Acknowledgments. About the Author. Part 1: Curriculum Implementation. 1. Introduction to the ABA Curriculum. 2. Curriculum Guide. 3. ABA Curriculum - Understanding the Task Analyses in this Program. 4. ABA Curriculum - Implementing the Task Analyses in this Program. 5. Teaching Strategies. 6. Data Collection and Data Recording. 7. Graphing. 8. Creating an ABA Environment. Part 2: Curriculum Programs. 9. Visual Spatial Skills Task Analyses. Combination Lock; Matrix Reasoning; Visual Spatial: Form Constancy; Visual Spatial: Spatial Relations; Visual Spatial: Visual Closure; Visual Spatial: Visual Discrimination; Visual Spatial: Visual Memory. 10. Pragmatic Language and Social Skills Task Analyses. Contacting Friends: Emailing; Contacting Friends: Texting; Expanding Conversations Based on Context: Adults; Expanding Conversations Based on Context: Camp; Expanding Conversations Based on Context: School; Eye Contact in Social Situations; Figurative Language: Idioms; Figurative Language: Similes; Identifying Social Language; Inferring Meaning from Conversational Tone; Interrupting Conversations and Waiting to Talk; Solving a Social Problem; Stages of Friendship; Stages of Romantic Relationships; Understanding Internet and Texting Language; Wii: Basketball. 1. Academic Skills Task Analyses. Alphabetize: DVD and Game Collection; Estimating Numbers; Following Directions to Complete a Worksheet; Geography: Expressive Labels of U.S. States; Geography: Expressive Labels of U.S. State Capitals; Geography: Finding Locations on a Map; Geography: Following Directions on a Map; Geography: Receptive Labels of U.S. States; Geography: Receptive Labels of U.S. State Capitals; Geography: Using MapQuest; Keyboarding; Math: Identification of Key Words in a Story Problem; Math: Interpreting Graphs; Math: Math Fluency; Math: Multiplication with Numbers 0-12; Math: Perimeter, Area and Circumference; Math: Word Problems - Addition; Math: Word Problems - Subtraction; Microsoft Word: Formatting Font; Microsoft Word: Formatting Page Layout; Microsoft Word: Inserting Items; Money: Counting with Money; Money: Making Change with Money; Money: Purchasing Items with Money; Money: Word Problems - Addition and Subtraction with Money; Reading: Decode Unknown Words; Reading: Reading Comprehension; Reading: Reading Fluency; Reading: Vocabulary Acquisition; Recalling Sentences; Retelling Stories; Writing: Writing an Essay; Writing: Writing Fluency; Writing: Writing Sentences.12. Executive Functioning Skills Task Analyses. 20 Questions Game; Solving Everyday Problems; Using an Organization System for Scheduling/Completing School Assignments; Verbal Processing. 13. Behaviors and Emotional Regulation Task Analyses. Negotiation versus Compromise; Obnoxious versus Appropriate Behavior; Systematic Desensitization: Sleeping with the Lights Off; Systematic Desensitization: Staying in Room Alone; Systematic Desensitization: Wearing Clothes with Buttons. 14. Vocational Skills Task Analyses. Arriving on Time; Banking: Balancing a Checkbook; Banking: Checking Balance to Purchase an Item; Banking: Debit Card Withdrawal; Banking: Deposits; Banking: Opening a Bank Account; Banking: Writing a Check; Car Maintenance: Cleaning a Car; Car Maintenance: Checking and Filling Oil in a Car; Car Maintenance: Checking and Filling Windshield Wiper Fluid; Cleaning: Basement; Cleaning: Bedroom; Completing a Job Application; Cooking: Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies; Cooking: Finding a Cooking Recipe On-Line; Cooking: Making a Grilled Cheese Sandwich; Cooking: Making Individual Serving Size Drink; Cooking: Making Macaroni and Cheese; Cooking: Making Muffins; Cooking: Making Nachos; Cooking: Making Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich; Cooking: Making Pizza; Cooking: Measuring Ingredients; Dishes: Cleaning Dishes in a Dishwasher; Dishes: Cleaning up Dishes after a Meal; Dishes: Hand Washing Dishes in a Sink; Dishes: Putting Silverware Away; Inventory Sheet; Laundry: Drying Clothes and Putting Them Away; Laundry: Washing Clothes; Mail: Addressing an Envelope; Making a Bed; Putting Sheets on Bed; Setting a Table; Sweeping the Floor; Taking Out the Garbage; Video Editing: Add Music; Video Editing: Add Still Picture; Video Editing: Add Title and Credits; Video Editing: Add Transitions and Effects; Video Editing: Add Video Clip; Video Editing: Publish Video; Video Editing: Save Video; Walking the Dog; Washing Window. 15. Adaptive Skills Task Analyses. Clock: Setting an Alarm Clock; Clock: Setting an I-Phone Alarm; Clock: Telling Time; Completing Chores on a Chore Chart; Driver's Exam: Defining Traffic Signs; Eating Healthy Foods; Exercise: Elliptical; Exercise: Treadmill; Feminine Pads: Using and Changing Pads; Feminine Pads: Systematic Desensitization; First Aid: Identifying Items in a First Aid Kit; First Aid: Identifying Situations Requiring a First Aid Kit; First Aid: Using First Aid Kits; Grocery Shopping: Making a Grocery List; Grocery Shopping: Purchasing Groceries; Grocery Shopping: Purchasing Snack Ingredients; Grooming Nails; Matching Community Signs to Descriptions; Packing a Backpack; Putting on Deodorant; Shaving Face; Shaving Legs and Armpits; Shopping: Comparing Price Values; Shopping: Purchasing Items from a Vending Machine; Showering; Styling Hair; Telephone: Answering Telephone Calls; Telephone: Calling Someone; Telephone: Phone Number Search; Washing Hair; Wearing a Bra: Systematic Desensitization