Title You Can’t Make Me!
Subtitle Pro-Active Strategies for Positive Behavior Change in Children
Author James Ball
ISBN 9781941765876
List price USD 18.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 150
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Future Horizons (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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A unique look at behavior through the child’s perspective!

Behavior isn’t an isolated event. All behavior is communication, and when it comes to figuring out what your child is trying to say, Dr. Jim Ball has the answers. This book walks the reader through a variety of scenarios that will explore why a child may engage in a specific behavior, and help you build your “behavior-investigator” skills to develop a behavior plan that works. You’ll find:

  • Short, quick-to-read, and easy-to-understand chapters about behavior and behavior change.
  • Stories that illustrate six main functions of behavior.
  • An on-the-spot behavior assessment tool to help you figure out the situation and why it’s getting out of control.
  • A worksheet to create a behavior plan to reduce problematic behaviors.
  • In-the-moment strategies adults can use when problems occur, and longer-term strategies to implement over time.

As the adult, behavior change starts with you. This book applies a whole-person perspective toward behavior management and will help you address the unwanted behavior in the moment, as well as provide strategies to prevent the behavior from recurring again in the future. Shaping and changing behavior is a journey—and it starts here.






Part 1: Why Does My Child Do That?

Chapter 1: Behavior Basics

Chapter 2: Here’s Where I’m At!

Chapter 3: Positive Strategies for Behavior Change

Chapter 4: Creating the Behavior Plan


Part 2: The Six Functions of Behavior Explained

Chapter 5: Leave Me Alone! Escape/Avoiding a Person

Chapter 6: Get Me Out of Here! Escape/Avoiding an Environment

Chapter 7: You Can’t Make Me! Escape/Avoiding a Situation

Chapter 8: Hey! Hey You! Look at Me! Attention-Seeking Behavior

Chapter 9: It Feels Sooo Good! Sensory-Seeking Behavior

Chapter 10: I Want What I Want and I Want It! Satisfying a Tangible Need


Part 3: Final Thoughts

Chapter 11: Let’s Be Honest: Whose Behavior are We Really Changing?

Chapter 12: ASD and Behavior Change



A. Behavior Plan Worksheet

B. The Crisis Plan

About the Author

About the Author:

Dr. James Ball is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and the President/Chief Executive Officer of JB Autism Consulting. He is also a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee as a public member. This committee, as outlined in the Autism Cares Act, makes recommendations to the Secretary on autism research gaps and submits to the Congress and the President an annual update on the summary of advances and to the strategic plan. He has been in the field of autism for over thirty years providing preschool, educational, residential, and employment services to children and adults affected by an autism spectrum disorder. He is also the Director of Clinical Services for New York Families of Autistic Children (NYFAC), a private, not-for-profit organization providing support and training for children and families in New York City. He provides private consultation to organizations, schools, and families regarding home program, staff/parent training, home support services, classroom design/support, behavior management/assessment, and functional behavior assessment.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for parents, educators, psychologists or therapists for bringing about positive behavior change.


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