ERIC Number: EJ781460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 80
Annotation: Early Intervention and Prevention of Self-Injurious Behaviour Exhibited by Young Children with Developmental Disabilities
Richman, D. M.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v52 n1 p3-17 Jan 2008
The ontogeny of self-injurious behaviour exhibited by young children with developmental delays or disabilities is due to a complex interaction between neurobiological and environmental variables. In this manuscript, the literature on emerging self-injury in the developmental disability population is reviewed with a focus on an operant conceptual model of how topographies of self-injurious behaviour can change structurally and become sensitive to various environmental consequences. Results of previous studies are reviewed in terms of extending our research focus from a reactive model of assessment and treatment of well-established cases of self-injury to an early intervention and prevention model.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Prevention, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Developmental Delays, Self Destructive Behavior, Environmental Influences, Models, Literature Reviews, Biological Influences, Neurology
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