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ERIC Number: EJ777420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Assessing Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review
Matson, Johnny L.; Nebel-Schwalm, Marie
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v28 n6 p567-579 Nov-Dec 2007
A common covarying group of behaviors with ASD are self-injury, aggression, noncompliance, and stereotypies. These problems and related challenging behaviors are problematic in that they are physically dangerous and can impede learning and access to normal activities. Additionally, they require a considerable amount of resources, and compound the difficulty in treating core ASD symptoms. Despite the high profile challenging behaviors present in this population, there has not been a great deal of research regarding assessment, identification, and monitoring of such difficulties. This review covers available empirical based methods for assessing these behaviors. A discussion is provided of potential avenues for future research and clinical practice which is urgently needed for ASD children at this time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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