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Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment

Ennio Cipani, PhD, a graduate of Florida State University, is a Licensed Psychologist and a Full Professor in the Department of Special Education at National University– Fresno. He has published numerous articles, chapters, books, and instructional material (including software) in the areas of child learning and behavior management in homes and schools. Ofparticular note of materials relevant for families are Punishment on Trial: A Resource Guide to Child Discipline (2004) and an e-manual entitled A Six-Week Parenting Manual for Child Compliance (www.mobipocket. com). He also is the author of the 2008 publication of the ABA Cipani Elementary Arithmetic Curriculum (Behavior Development Solutions). He has given many workshops at state and nationalconventions and has been doing in-home and school-based behavioral consultation for families and school personnel since 1982. He has dealt with many families and a variety of behavior problems, conducting assessment and intervention activities in homes and classrooms.

Triumphs in Early Autism Treatment
ENNIO CIPANI, PhD Editor

NEW YORK

Copyright © 2008 Springer Publishing Company, LLCAll rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC. Springer Publishing Company, LLC 11 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 www.springerpub.com Acquisitions Editor: Philip LaughlinProduction Editor: Julia Rosen Cover design: Mimi Flow Composition: Apex CoVantage 08 09 10 11 12 / 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Triumphs in early autism treatment / Ennio Cipani, editor. p. ; cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8261-5995-3 (alk. paper) 1. Autism in children—Treatment—Case studies. I. Cipani, Ennio. [DNLM: 1. AutisticDisorder—therapy—Case Reports. 2. Child, Preschool—Case Reports. 3. Early Intervention (Education)—Case Reports. 4. Treatment Outcome—Case Reports. WM 203.5 T839 2008] RJ506.A9T78 2008 618.92'85882—dc22 2008013309 Printed in the United States of America by Bang Printing.

This book was inspired by the clinical work and effort of many behavior analysts across the country, including those who authored/coauthored these cases. They have helped many families dare to hope and dream that their child’s disability would be ameliorated and possibly overcome. It is also dedicated to Dr. Ivar Lovaas, a great researcher, teacher, and clinician of our times. He gave birth to the great proliferation of early intensive, behavioral, in-home treatment programs that have produced such dramatic results. Ourfield is indebted to him for his lifelong pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Contents

Contributors ix Foreword xiii Preface xv

SECTION I: SEVEN “BEST-OUTCOME” CASES
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Diamond in the Rough
Audrey Gifford

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Maggie Mae
Audrey Gifford

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Hey, Look, It’s a Train! 55
Rebecca P. F. MacDonald

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Good Golly Miss Molly! 71
Audrey Gifford

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The Case ofNicholas B.

89 113

Glen O. Sallows and Tamlynn D. Graupner

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A Parent’s Story: Jake and Nick
Justin Leaf, Ronald Leaf, and Jamison Dayharsh Leaf

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Contents

SECTION II: A HISTORICAL VIEW OF ABA ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM 139
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Autism: The Early Years
Ennio Cipani

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A Study in Perseverance: The Emergence of Early Intensive BehavioralIntervention 151
Tristram Smith, Daniel W. Mruzek, and Robert T. Peyton

Appendix A: Why Is Joint Attention Important?

171 173

Appendix B: Summary of Joint Attention Curriculum Sequence Appendix C: Why Artie Can’t Learn!

175

Appendix D: What Do We Know About Early Intensive

Behavioral Intervention? 185
Robert T. Peyton, Daniel W. Mruzek, and Tristram Smith

References 201 Index 205...
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