Carl Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, has created a list of approved resources to provide great understanding of autism and related spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis (ABA), B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, local support services and many other important subjects.

Suggested Websites

About Special Kids

About Special Kids is a resource for families that have a child with special needs. It’s a place to access information on topics such as health insurance, community resources and special education.

Answers for Autism

Answers for Autism is a volunteer organization founded by parents of children that have a diagnosis of autism. They create awareness of individuals on the autism spectrum through their grant program and fundraising events.

Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Consumer Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting, and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

An article “Consumer Guidelines for Identifying, Selecting, and Evaluating Behavior Analysts Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders” by the Autism Special Interest Group (SIG) by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Association for Science in Autism Treatment

ASAT is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism.

Autism Internet Modules

The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks, founded in 2005, is an autism science and advocacy organization in the United States. They sponsor autism research and conduct awareness and outreach activities aimed at families.

AVB Press: Advancements in Verbal Behavior

AVB Press was started in 2008 by Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, who is the author of the VB-MAPP. Dr. Mark Sundberg is a member of BACA’s clinical team.

B.F. Skinner Foundation

The foundation promotes the science founded by B.F. Skinner and supports the practices of the science. Students and scholars are able to have access to learning more about his legacy.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace.

Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis

The purpose of the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis is to facilitate humane, ethical and effective behavioral practices in academic, research, home, school, clinic, community, and other settings. HABA is Indiana’s state chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis(JABA) is a psychology journal that publishes research about applications of the experimental analysis of behavior to problems of social importance.

Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

The Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior(JEAB) is a psychology journal primarily for the original publication of experiments relevant to the behavior of individual organisms.

Morningside Academy

Morningside Academy, located in Seattle, WA, is a school that assists elementary and middle school students that may have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia or ADD/ADHD. The school was founded by Dr. Kent Johnson in 1980.

National Autism Center (NAC)

The National Autism Center is May Institute’s center for the promotion of evidence-based practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1998 to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.

The National Professional Development Center on ASD (NPDC)

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders is a multi-university center to promote the use of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

The Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA)

The Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) has been providing crisis management and behavior analysis training, certification, consulting and technology-based solutions that help individuals and organizations since 1981.

Suggested Journal Publications:

“Covert Verbal Mediation in Arbitrary Matching to Sample” – Carl T. Sunderbg, Mark L, Sundberg, Jack Michael

Colleague Websites

Dr. Jack Michael
Dr. Mark Sundberg
Dr. Patrick McGreevy
Christina Burk, M.A.
Dr. Vincent Carbone

Books

Applied Behavior Analysis  -Cooper, J.O., Heron, T.E. & Heward, W.L.

Applied Behavior Analysis provides a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. This comprehensive text, appropriate for courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.

Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It -Martin, G.L. & Pear, J.J.

Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. Those who want to know how to apply behavior modification to their everyday concerns—from helping children learn life’s necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behavior problems—will find the text useful.

Don’t Shoot the Dog -Pryor, K

Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips–or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of “shaping” behavior–for results without strain or pain through “affection training.” How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overheating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent.

Essential for Living -McGreevy, Patrick, Fry, Troy & Cornwall, Colleen

Essential for Living, written by Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Troy Fry and Dr. Colleen Cornwall, is a functional skills curriculum, assessment and practitioner’s handbook.

Breeding, Travis

“With a combination of personal experiences, information about Asperger’s and the autism spectrum, and Travis’s observations and advice, “I Want to be Like You” proves to be a perfect tool to help readers who are on the spectrum, are helping someone on the spectrum, or just want to understand what this relatively new diagnosis is to bridge the gap between autistic and neurotypical individuals.”

Quick Tips – Behavioral Strategies -Behavior Analysts, Inc.

Sense and Nonsense in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism: It Has to be Said

-By Autism Partnership: Ron Leaf, Ph.D., John McEachin, Ph.D. and Mitchell Taubman, Ph.D.

Teaching Language to Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

– Sundberg, M.L. & Partington, J.W.

This book provides an easy to understand introduction to Skinner s analysis of language (i.e., mands, tacts, & intraverbals) with easy to follow examples of everyday language skills demonstrated by children. The book contains a brief language assessment system; the Behavioral Language Assessment Form (BLAF) that will give parents and teachers a quick overview of a child s language skills (see the VB-MAPP for a more thorough assessment).

The Power of Positive Parenting – Latham, G.I.

The Verbal Behavior Approach – Barbera, M. & Rasmussen, T.

Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) – Sundberg, Mark L.

The VB-MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays. The VB-MAPP is based on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior, established developmental milestones, and research from the field of behavior analysis.