Essential For Living
Essential For Living was designed for children and adults of all ages with moderate-to-severe disabilities and limited skill repertoires, specifically…Children with autism or related disorders, Children and adults of all ages with Down Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Hunter Syndrome, Cri du Chat (5p-) Syndrome, Smith—Magenis Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Microcephaly, Tay-Sachs Disease, and other named and unnamed congenital disorders that consistently result in moderate-to-severe disabilities.
One of the The Purposes of ‘Essential for Living’ is to help teachers, curriculum coordinators, speech-language pathologists, QIDPs, behavior analysts, and support coordinators select functional, life skills for instruction and problem behaviors for management.
‘Essential for Living’ can be used along with developmental curricula, such as the VB-MAPP, the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), the ABLLS, and the CABAS Curriculum.
Dr. Patrick Mc Greevy - Ph.D BCBA-D
Patrick McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Psychology and Special Education, respectively, from the University of Iowa. He worked for years with children and young adults with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. He received the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University. He has served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Louisiana State University, the University of Central Florida, and the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Teaching and Learning in Plain English, an introduction to Precision Teaching, and the founder and first editor of the Journal of Precision Teaching and Standard Celeration Charting. He is the author of ten journal articles and a book chapter on teaching verbal behavior. He is the first author of Essential for Living, a functional skills curriculum, assessment, and professional practitioner’s handbook based on B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities.
Troy Fry - BCBA
He received his B.A. in Science and Mathematics from North Dakota State University and M.S. degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Troy attended the University Of Kansas doctorate program in the Department of Human Development and Family life for four years. He has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for the past 25 years. Troy has worked with children and adults with significant developmental disabilities in schools, clinics, hospitals, and residential programs across North America and Europe. Over the years, he has held the positions of teacher, consultant, clinical director, and chief executive officer. He is the second author of Essential for Living, a functional skills curriculum, assessment, and professional practitioner’s handbook based on B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior for children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities. He is the Associate Director of Training and Consultation Services for Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., P.A. and Associates, and the second author of Essential for Living.
THE ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING TREATMENT MODEL AND THE NEW PROGRAM ASSESSMENT TOOL: THE P.A.T.