"In this entry of Woodbine House's excellent Topics in Autism series, psychologists Harris and Delmolino (both Douglass Developmental Disabilities Ctr., Rutgers Univ.) provide an overview for using Applied Behavioral Anaylsis (ABA), a proven therapy for individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They outline methods to encourage individuals with ASD to interact verbally with others by asking questions and expressing choices, e.g., reinforcers such as favorite food, games, and movies as rewards. In each chapter, the authors introduce a new or expanded concept with a personal narrative, the desired outcome, and a path to achieve that desired result; they continually integrate the example into that solution and provide worksheets and forms to track progress. Easy to follow, this first-rate introduction to ABA is accessible to a wide range of audiences. Strongly recommended for all public libraries and academic libraries with ASD collections."
--Library Journal, *starred review, November 1, 2004