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ERIC Number: ED529065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 320
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7168-4
The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Luiselli, James K., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
Aggressive and destructive behaviors are an ongoing challenge for many children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). What's behind these high-risk behaviors, and how can professionals help manage them? Discover the answers in this comprehensive text, the most up-to-date compendium of knowledge on addressing challenging behaviors in the least restrictive settings using evidence-based, empirically supported practices. With contributions from more than 30 prominent clinicians and researchers, this book gives readers cutting-edge research and clear assessment and intervention guidelines in six key topic areas: (1) Self-Injurious Behavior; (2) Aggressive Behavior; (3) Sexual Offending Behavior; (4) Health-Threatening Eating Disorders; (5) Criminal Behavior; and (6) Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint. Ideal for use as a graduate-level textbook or a valuable in-service reference for psychologists, social workers, educators, and other professionals, this book represents the best and latest thinking on an issue of critical importance to people with I/DD. Professionals will come away with the knowledge and proven best practices they need to assess high-risk challenging behavior, intervene appropriately, and improve quality of life for the people they serve. This book is divided into six parts. Part I, Self-Injurious Behavior, contains the following: (1) Biological Perspectives on Self-Injury Among People with Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Frank J. Symons & Craig H. Kennedy); (2) Functional Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis of Self-Injury (David E. Kuhn); and (3) Function-Based Behavioral Intervention for Self-Injury (Johannes Rojahn, Iser G. Deleon, Griffin W. Rooker, Michelle A. Frank-Crawford, Abbey B. Carreau-Webster, & Yanerys Leon-Enriquez). Part II, Aggressive Behavior, contains the following: (4) Environmental Determinants of Aggressive Behavior (Johnny L. Matson & Alison M. Kozlowski); and (5) Biopsychosocial Features Influencing Aggression: A Multimodal Assessment and Therapy Approach (William I. Gardner, Dorothy M. Griffiths, & Jeffery P. Hamelin). Part III, Sexual Offending Behavior, contains the following: (6) Risk Assessment for Sexual Offending (William R. Lindsay); (7) Behavior Assessment and Intervention for Sexual Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Timothy R. Vollmer, Jorge R. Reyes, & Stephen F. Walker); and (8) Problem-Solving Treatment for Sexual Offending (Christine M. Nezu, Travis A. Cos, & Arthur M. Nezu). Part IV, Health-Threatening Eating Disorders, contains the following: (9) Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Pica (Louis P. Hagopian, Natalie U. Rolider, & Griffin W. Rooker); (10) Ruminative Vomiting (Jonathan Tarbox, Amy L. Kenzer, & Michele R. Bishop); and (11) Obesity and Weight Regulation (Richard K. Fleming). Part V, Criminal Behavior, contains the following: (12) People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System (Susan Carol Hayes); and (13) The Death Penalty, the Courts, and Intellectual Disability (J. Gregory Olley). Part III, Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint, contains the following: (14) Therapeutic Implementation of Physical Restraint (James K. Luiselli); (15) Regulatory Governance of Physical Restraint in Schools (Joseph B. Ryan & Reece L. Peterson); and (16) Emergency Physical Restraint: Considerations for Staff Training and Supervision (David B. Lennox, Mark A. Geren, & David Rourke). [Foreword by Peter Sturmey.]
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