Resources

Below are a list of websites, books, journal articles and other pieces of information that you will hopefully find useful. We will regularly update this list when we find things that we feel will be of benefit to you.

Websites

www.autismawareness.com.au

www.raisingchildren.net.au

This website has a section for information relating to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

www.christinaburkaba.com

This is a great website with general information about ABA, verbal behaviour and natural environment training. This information in particular is related closely to the approach we take at Bright Eyes.

www.asatonline.org

Scientific website that gives easy to understand information about a wide variety of treatments for people with autism

www.bacb.com

Behaviour analyst certification board. Information about behaviour analysts all over the world.

 

Books

VB-MAPP

by Mark L Sundberg. VB-Mapp is used as an assessment tool at Bright Eyes Early Intervention.

Australian Autism Handbook

by Seana Smith and Benison O’Reilly. General book that covers a wide range of information on autism and services available within Australia.

Helping Your Anxious Child

by Ronald Rapee PhD, Ann Wignall D Psych, Susan Spence PhD and Heidi Lyneham PhD. Book recommended by the Centre for emotional health to assist you in helping your anxious child.

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism

by Dr Jed Baker. This book demonstrates, through pictures, nearly 30 social skills, such as conversation, play, emotion regulation and empathy.

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Parents

by Patricia Howlin, Simon Baron-Cohen, & Julie A. Hadwin. This is a guide on applying Theory of Mind – the ability to infer others’ mental states and use this information to interpret their behaviour – to children with Autism.

The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders

by Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera. This book provides information about how to help children develop better language and speaking skills, contains information on teaching non-vocal children how to use sign language, important information about how to reduce problem behaviour, and information on teaching important self-help skills.

Journal articles

Eldevik, S., Hastings, R. P., Hughes, J. C., Jahr, E., Eikeseth, S., & Cross, S. (2010). Using participant data to extend the evidence base for intensive behavioral intervention for children with autism. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115, 381-405. doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-115.5.381

Eldevik, S., Hastings, R. P., Jahr, E., & Hughes, J. C. (2012). Outcomes of behavioral intervention for children with autism in mainstream pre-school settings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42, 210-220. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1234-9

Peters-Scheffer, N., Didden, R., Korzilius, H., & Sturmey, P. (2011). A meta-analytic study on the effectiveness of comprehensive ABA-based early intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 60-69. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.03.011

Virues-Ortega, J. (2010). Applied behavior analytic intervention for autism in early childhood: Meta-analysis, meta-regression and dose-response meta-analysis of multiple outcomes. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 387-399. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.01.008

Wolfe, T., & Neisworth, J. T. (2005). Autism and applied behavior analysis. Exceptionality: A Special Education Journal, 13, 1-2. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327035ex1301_1