Behavior Mapping

A Visual Strategy for Teaching
Appropriate Behavior to Individuals With
Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

by Amy Buie, MEd, BCBA, LBA

What is Behavior Mapping Maker?

Behavior Mapping Maker is the only web-based tool for making Behavior Maps for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities including those with emotional disorders. As a teacher, consultant or parent you can make an unlimited number of personalized Behavior Maps for the children you work with who are experiencing problem behavior. Behavior Mapping Maker allows you to make individual maps with a great selection of pictures that include some of the most common behaviors we see in children as well as common reinforcers used to teach new behaviors. In addition, Behavior Mapping Maker allows you to upload photos in order to make a Behavior Map that is individualized for a child’s particular interests. This way, you can ensure the success of each of the children you work with.

What is a Behavior Map?

Behavior Mapping is the latest visual based strategy for children with autism to decrease challenging behaviors. Behavior Mapping complements other visual strategies that are available to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Behavior Maps, also known as Consequence Maps, create a visual tool that list the reinforcement that will occur for a given behavior choice. For example, if the behavior you want to teach is to raise one’s hand to get the teacher’s attention in class rather than blurting out, the Behavior Map indicates the reinforcer for doing so, such as a sticker on the student’s sticker chart to time play with a Buzz Light Year figure. The Behavior Map also indicates what the consequence would be if the child “shouts out” and does NOT raise his hand; in the case, NO time with Buzz Light Year. As such, Behavior Maps visually show kids how they can earn the things they like by doing what teachers and parents want them to do.

About Amy Buie

Amy Buie is a Board Certified Licensed Behavior Analyst and has over 20 years of experience with students who have Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. She is the founder of The Center for Autism Education, a non-profit school for children and adults with severe behaviors. She is recognized as a Missouri Autism Consultant and has worked with school districts as a consultant for the last 15 years. Amy has a Masters Degree in Special Education and frequently presents at workshops and conferences throughout the Midwest. As a faculty member at the University of Missouri Saint Louis, Amy teaches course-work in Autism Studies for the Masters Program in Special Education. Her area of expertise is working with Functional Behavior Assessments and Reinforcement Based Strategies for Behavior Reduction. Amy has a passion for helping children with special needs succeed in and out of the classroom and has worked tirelessly to help a number of students achieve success.

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Behavior Mapping

A Visual Strategy for Teaching
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Amy Buie, Author of Behavior Mapping is the Executive Director of Learning Momentum, LLC, located in O’Fallon, Missouri. Amy provides training and education in the area of Behavior intervention for Children with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and those with Mental Illness. Learning Momentum offers state of the art training and education in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for people working with children and adults who have Autism, Developmental Disabilities and those with Emotional/Behavior Disorders.

Training addresses curriculum and behavior strategies for all children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as behavior strategies and other evidence-based topics for agencies and school districts.

Training in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders specifically on the use of Behavior Mapping is offered nationally. In addition, Learning Momentum travels to school districts to provide training and consulting for children who have challenging behaviors in the classroom.

For more information visit www.learningmomentum.com

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