Tales from the Table is a practitioner's account of the successes and limitations of using Lovaas/ABA home education with five young boys on the autistic spectrum.
The abilities and skills of these children before, during and after intervention are documented with a focus on the realities of undertaking Lovaas/ABA home education: the impact of a 35-hour learning week on both child and parents, changing tutors and issues of commitment to the approach. Each chapter includes a commentary on the programme from a different perspective, with the voices of parents, siblings and teachers providing the context to the individual children's learning processes.
This book will help parents to make an informed decision about using Lovaas/ABA interventions and will give professionals and students practical insights and useful information on the approach.
Margaret Anderson lives on the East coast of England with her daughter. She is a learning disability nurse by professional background and has studied philosophy and education; her PhD is in Health and Social Welfare. She has previously worked with a UK Lovaas provider for five years, has lectured in Higher Education and currently works independently with pre-school and school age children and young people on the autistic spectrum.