Introduction to Behavior Principles – Free

Introduction to Behavior Principles

Three Things No One Told You About How to Teach and Communicate With Your Child

An introduction to TAGteach and behavior science principles for effective teaching

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Welcome

Welcome to this short course for autism parents, presented by Martha Gabler, author and parent of a child with severe autism. In this course you will learn the following:

  1. How to observe behavior
  2. How to apply three principles of behavior science
  3. How to identify and use effective reinforcers

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Follow Up Courses

If you would like to go further with Martha, or learn more about TAGteach, we have more courses!

There is a FREE course on the Fundamentals of TAGteach and also a series of low-cost courses with Martha Gabler specifically for autism parents.  The more you know about TAGteach, the more success you’ll have teaching your child. Click on the button below to find out more about these courses.[/text_block]

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Chaos to Calm: Discovering Solutions to the Everyday Problems of Living with Autism

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Martha’s story and introduction to the TAGteach method.

  • Chapter 2: Quiet Mouth

    How Martha taught her son to stop screeching and engage in more appropriate moments of quiet and vocalization.

  • Chapter 3: Going for a Walk

    A step-by-step description of tag points involved in going for a walk, starting with taking one step and moving toward 5 mile hikes.

  • Chapter 4: Going into the Community

    Detailed explanations of how Martha taught her child to enjoy car trips, outings to the grocery store, play time at the park and waiting at the doctor’s office.

  • Chapter 5: Self-Stimulatory and Boisterous Behaviors

    Martha explains how she taught her son to engage in productive behaviors to reduce self-stimulatory behaviors and how to channel energy into non-destructive, productive behaviors. She explains how giving her child the gift of behavioral choice enhanced quality of life for the whole family.

  • Chapter 6: Social Skills

    Opportunities open up for children with social skills. Martha explains how to teach basic skills to children for whom these don’t come easily.

  • Chapter 7: Going to Sleep

    Exhaustion is a fact of life for many autism families. It doesn’t have to be that way. Martha describes her positive reinforcement-based sleep program in detail.

  • Chapter 8: Life Skills

    In this chapter Martha gives step-by-step details and suggestions for teaching specific life skills including: dressing and toileting, fine motor skills and fun in the tub and getting along around the house.

  • Chapter 9: Play Skills

    This chapter explains how to teach specific play skills, in baby steps, ending with playing with toys, riding a bike and ball play.

  • Chapter 10: Decreasing Disrputive Behaviors and Increasing Calm Behavior

    By selecting a reinforcing productive behaviors, Martha shows how to tame tantrums, ease transitions, eliminate territorial behavior and increase calm behavior.

  • Chapter 11: Self-Injurious Behaviors (SIB), Aggression and Property Damage

    Surely there is nothing more heart-breaking to a parent than to watch a child engage in behavior that causes self-injury. Martha explains how to use TAGteach and positive reinforcement to reduce SIB, aggression and property damage and replace these with productive behaviors that calm the child.

  • Chapter 12: Teaching the Babysitter

    Taking time out for yourself is essential. Martha provides the information you need to teach the babysitter how to use TAGteach with your child. Get out of the house for a while knowing that your child will be in good hands.

  • Chapter 13: Summary of the TAGteach Approach

  • Chapter 14: Questions and Answers

  • Chapter 15: Reforming the Future with TAGteach

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