The R.E.A.L. Model: Recreating Environments to Accelerate Learning
Are you a practicing Behavior Analyst or a professional who provides ABA treatment for children on the autism spectrum? Many barriers compete with the child’s ability to generalize concepts, skills and language taught during intervention and can vary as much as the disorder itself. Planned curriculums help to identify what to teach after an appropriate behavioral assessment, but they lack in guiding the practitioner to plan and teach for generalization systematically.
This new book by Brenda J. Terzich-Garland (M.A., BCBA) of Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc, addresses the gap in available materials to train other clinical staff, whether behavior technician implementers, behavior analyst supervisors, or other support roles vital to the treatment effectiveness for ABA intervention with regards to teaching for generalization.
ABA companies vary greatly in their approach to training new or seasoned behavior analyst practitioners— particularly around how to plan and teach for generalization for children with ASD. The R.E.A.L. Model described in this book is for any practitioner providing ABA services who needs to move beyond a conceptual understanding of generalization. It should be used as a guide to plan and systematically build in generalization while progressing intervention programs within intensive behavioral treatment.