The Data Model For Teaching Preschoolers With Autism: Blending Approaches To Meet Individual Needs by Ilene S. SchwartzThe Data Model For Teaching Preschoolers With Autism: Blending Approaches To Meet Individual Needs by Ilene S. Schwartz

The Data Model For Teaching Preschoolers With Autism: Blending Approaches To Meet Individual Needs

byIlene S. Schwartz, Julie Ashmun, Bonnie Mcbride

Paperback | October 12, 2016

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How can you help preschoolers with autism thrive in inclusive classrooms? Support their success with this comprehensive, school-based program for children ages 3 to 5 with autism spectrum disorder. Blending best practices from applied behavior analysis and early childhood special education, the DATA Model is a proven program rooted in evidence-based practice and based on 20 years of testing and refinement. First, you'll assess children's functional needs with theDATA Model Skills Checklist; then you'll usemore than 140 instructional programming sheets and lesson plansto increase children's developmental progress in the areas identified with the checklist. This linked system helps you pinpoint learning goals for children, promote their progress through tailored interventions, and support children in generalizing new skills and behaviors across settings.

A must for autism and behavior specialists, SLPs, program directors, and early childhood special educators, the DATA Model is the all-in-one program you need to prepare young children with autism for long-term success at school and in their community.


  • create a developmentally appropriatelearning environment
  • conductassessmentwith the Skills Checklist to determine functional needs and learning goals
  • write clear, step-by-stepinstructional programsandlesson plansfor every learning goal
  • select and deliverinstructional strategiesthat fit the unique needs of each specific child
  • choose and useeffective instructional toolssuch as discrete trials, naturalistic instruction, shaping, and chaining
  • embed learning opportunitieswithin classroom activities and routines
  • addresschallenging behaviorwhile increasing children'¬'¢s ability to communicate their needs
  • expertly organizechildren's assessments, programs, and other information for easy access
  • collaborate with families and the communityto meet the needs of each child
  • monitor progresswith the Skills Checklist, so you can clearly see if your interventions are working

PRACTICAL MATERIALS:Skills Checklist, 140+ instructional programming sheets and lesson plans, sample schedules, daily data collection sheets, Family Interview Survey, and more. All materials are photocopiable from the manual.Learn more about The DATA Model here.

Ilene S. Schwartz, Ph.D. is Professor at the University of Washington in the area of special education. Dr. Schwartz has an extensive background working with young children with special needs, specifically with young children with autism and other disabilities. Dr. Schwartz is the Director of the Haring Center for Research and Training...
Title:The Data Model For Teaching Preschoolers With Autism: Blending Approaches To Meet Individual NeedsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 12, 2016Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

About the Author

Section I: Fundamentals of the Project DATA Model

1. Introducing the DATA Model Approach

2. Characteristics of a High-Quality Inclusive Early Childhood Program for Children with ASD

3. Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

4. Instructional Strategies to Facilitate Learning

5. Determining What to Teach

6. Writing and Using the Instructional Programs

7. Teaching Project DATA Style

8. Data-Based Decision Making

9. Collaborating with Families and Other Partners

10. Implementing Project DATA in Your Community

Section II: Project DATA Instructional Programs

I. Adaptive

II. Executive Functioning

III. Cognitive

IV. Communication

V. Social

VI. Play



Appendix A Project DATA Skills Checklist
Appendix B Curriculum Crosswalk
Appendix C Materials List
Appendix D Frequently Asked Questions