Selecting and Designing Contingencies
Vicci Tucci, M.A., BCBA
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Selecting and Designing Contingencies is an explicit and comprehensive manual on how to go about changing behavior effectively and efficiently. The text provides an impressive overview of the science and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and its relationship to behavior change via Managing Behavioral and Instructional Contingencies customized for each learner. The detailed guidelines and procedures, along with user-friendly worksheets, will support and assist practitioners with analyzing, selecting, and implementing the best possible contingencies to promote desired behavior change for their learners.
Over the past decades, several books and manuals have been developed to assist practitioners and teachers with designing and implementing behavior change procedures. However, this text covers a breadth of information related to the principles of ABA and several important factors related to guidelines and procedures with strengthening and weakening repertoires. Moreover, these guidelines and procedures are succinctly described in a manner that is user-friendly for a variety of skill-leveled audiences. This text is not intended to replace the clinical expertise required to supervise and monitor the program of any individual learner, but rather supports practitioners with analyzing, selecting and implementing the best possible contingencies to promote desired behavior change, and should be used in conjunction with supervision and consultation by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. I highly recommend the reader to take advantage of the detailed information and tools provided in this text.