This episode of The Hoot Chronicles came out on 16th May and you can listen to it on our podcast Chirping with ABA Owls. This should take you to our podcast page or you can listen on iTunes, Podbean and other podcasting apps.
Every month, we discuss a book or article(s) that we find interesting – For this episode, we’ve chosen a book: The Supervisor’s Guidebook: Evidence-Based Strategies for Promoting Work Quality and Enjoyment Among Human Service Staff by Reid, Parsons & Green.
We’ve read the 2021 edition, published by Charles C. Thomas.
About the authors
Dennis H Reid has over 40 years of experience providing, directing, and researching provision of support and services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism. He has published over 150 journal articles, chapters, and books as well as several widely used training curricula.
Marsha B. Parsons has worked with individuals across the lifespan and disabilities spectrum beginning as a classroom teacher for children with mild intellectual disabilities and later, as a curriculum specialist and director of vocational programs for adults with severe disabilities and autism.
She has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.
Carolyn W Green is a noted practitioner, educational administrator, and applied researcher in the human services. She has provided many professional presentations across the United States as well as in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
All the information regarding the authors was retrieved from one of the author’s website, which you can access to find out more.
What is the topic?
This guidebook explains different procedures on how to supervise staff, particularly staff in the human service field.
Some of the procedures they discuss are BST (Behavioural Skills Training) and TEMP (Task Enjoyment Motivation Protocol).
Who should read this book?
Having a basic knowledge of ABA would help before reading this book – even if it’s just the concepts of Reinforcement and Shaping. But this book and their procedures can be used by people who supervise members of staff. Even people who are supervised could read this, as it gives them a bit of insight into how and why supervision occurs.
This book covers 5 areas: Introduction to supervision, critical supervisory skills, resolving common performance problems, supervising from a distance (Telehealth) and selected reading.
Each section will have a certain number of chapters and each of them will have examples and a summary of the topics discussed at the end.
We do discuss the contents in more detail in the podcast episode, if you’re curious, you can always listen here.
Where can you get the book?
Disclaimer: the prices might have changed since the time this post was published or the podcast episode recorded.
Creator’s website: http://www.dennishreidau.com/
Ebay: £ 75.59 (not including postage)
AbeBooks: s £ 75.98
Not found in: Blackwell, Book Depository, Waterstones nor World of books.
Google books: £34.28
Not found in: Apple Books nor Audible.
We would love to have more books in audio format – even in different languages! Any ABA authors interested, feel free to drop us a message!
We hope you’ve found this helpful, we will try our best to publish blog posts as the podcast episodes come out.
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Thank you for reading,
Carla and Lauren