A Visual Strategy for Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie's Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented: Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates.
Behavior Mapping Maker
Behavior Mapping Maker is the only web-based tool for making Behavior Maps for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities including those with emotional disorders. As a teacher, consultant or parent you can make an unlimited number of personalized Behavior Maps for the children you work with who are experiencing problem behavior. Behavior Mapping Maker allows you to make individual maps with a great selection of pictures that include some of the most common behaviors we see in children as well as common reinforcers used to teach new behaviors. In addition, Behavior Mapping Maker allows you to upload photos in order to make a Behavior Map that is individualized for a child’s particular interests. This way, you can ensure the success of each of the children you work with.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Amy Buie, MEd, BCBA, LBA, has over 20 years of experience working in the field of applied behavior analysis and autism. She is the founder and executive director of The Center for Autism Education, a not-for-profit agency specializing in challenging behaviors. Amy teaches courses in autism and behavior studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and presents at workshops and conferences. Her area of expertise is teaching reinforcement-based strategies with visual supports and working with students who have significantly challenging or explosive behavior due to mental illness (www.behaviormappingmaker.com).