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VB/ABA - getting started and tutor recommendations - Walton on Thames area

(11 Posts)
WhatsHisChops Thu 30-Jan-14 14:21:24

Hi all, we are in the process of setting up a new VB/ABA programme for our 2.7mth-old boy who has just been diagnosed with ASD.

We are working with Duncan Fennemore, first mtg planned for 10th Feb.

Am bit swamped by it all tbh, if anyone can give me some tips on getting started and tutor recommendations I'd be so grateful, I have been reading a lot of old threads but am starting to confuse myself flipping back and forth so would help to gather a recent set of info in one place from those who have been there .thanks in advance xx

osospecial Thu 30-Jan-14 16:38:49

I found this book very easy to read and gives a good starting point to understanding it all!

www.amazon.co.uk/The-Verbal-Behavior-Approach-Disorders/dp/1843108526

Also I think you can find tutors on the ABA yahoo group.

Not from your area but somebody may come along who is and can recommend a tutor smile

WhatsHisChops Thu 30-Jan-14 18:19:10

Thks so much "oso", will definitely have a look at that smile

bialystockandbloom Thu 30-Jan-14 21:07:44

I found this book brilliant when we started our VB programme.

Don't worry - I felt overwhelmed at this stage too, but the hardest part I found was getting the tutors, but once we had them, and after our first workshop (same consultant smile) it all fell into place.

We found tutors mainly through the VB Community website and Gumtree (put an ad in the Education/SN section).

If you're doing a full week's programme (ie 25/30 hours) I would aim for at least two tutors. One of them ideally should be a lead/experienced tutor.

Good luck with it. Best thing we did smile

salondon Thu 30-Jan-14 21:21:57

Nothing more to add...

boobybum Thu 30-Jan-14 23:29:58

Hi, you may also want to contact the psychology dept of your local universities to try and find students to train up or try a nannying website to find any that have special needs experience. We once found a tutor on their who had just completed her degree in early childhood studies and although only with us for a short wh

boobybum Thu 30-Jan-14 23:32:58

Hi, you may also want to contact the psychology dept of your local universities to try and find students to train up or try a nannying website to find any that have special needs experience. We once found a tutor on such a website who had just completed her degree in early childhood studies and although only with us for a short while she was very good.
Lastly, try contacting Bangor University who run a masters in behavioural analysis as you may find that there are actually current students or recent graduates that live close to you.

WhatsHisChops Fri 31-Jan-14 00:16:26

Thanks so much all, boobybum I am Irish so Bangor could be a good call :-)

Bialy that is vv helpful would you mind if I PM'd you with some questions?

This to all for replies, don't know what I would be doing right now without the kindness of folk on here xx

zumbaleena Fri 31-Jan-14 08:37:15

Hi....whatshischops. I am a parent turned aba tutor. We ran a full vb program, started under Duncan, and are winding it up now as dd has come along really well and finished her vbmapp. I hv done lots of tutoring with her, play based vb....Duncan is sooooo good at this. I am currently on 3 programs but have availability for 2 full days. Let me know if I can help out.

bialystockandbloom Fri 31-Jan-14 20:11:58

That's fine, feel free to pm me smile

WhatsHisChops Mon 03-Feb-14 22:56:50

Thks zumba and bialy, sorry for late replies, was going a bit mad trawling the internet so had to make myself step away from the computer for a few days....will PM you both tmrw x

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