ERIC Number: EJ1062632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability: Integration of Psychological and Biological Theory and Approach
Minshawi, Noha F.; Hurwitz, Sarah; Morriss, Danielle; McDougle, Christopher J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n6 p1541-1568 Jun 2015
The objective of this review is to consider the psychological (largely behavioral) and biological [neurochemical, medical (including genetic), and pharmacological] theories and approaches that contribute to current thinking about the etiology and treatment of self-injurious behavior (SIB) in individuals with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual disability. Algorithms for the assessment and treatment of SIB in this context, respectively, from a multidisciplinary, integrative perspective are proposed and challenges and opportunities that exist in clinical and research settings are discussed.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mental Retardation, Self Destructive Behavior, Behavior Modification, Drug Therapy, Etiology, Mathematics, Literature Reviews, Genetics, Neuropsychology
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