Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ISBN-10: 1598571680

ISBN-13: 9781598571684

Edition: 2012

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Description: 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: Self-Injurious Behavior. Explore the behavioral and biological variables that contribute to self-injury, and learn the principles of effective function-based assessment and behavioral intervention. Aggressive Behavior. Investigate environmental factors linked with aggression, take a biopsychosocial approach to assessment and therapy, and learn about treatment options such as reinforcement procedures and functional communication training. Sexual Offending Behavior. Conduct reliable risk assessment for sexual offenses and consider multiple options for intervention, including the highly effective Problem-Solving Therapy (PST). Health-Threatening Eating Disorders. Determine the causes of pica, ruminative vomiting, and obesity-and get strategies for decreasing destructive eating behaviors and encouraging healthful choices. Criminal Behavior. Examine the latest information on people with I/DD in the criminal justice system, including demographic data, methods of screening for disabilities, and the death penalty and related legal concerns. Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint. Learn from thoughtful exploration of the complex, much-debated issue of restraint. Explore what the research says, find out which strategies can help reduce or eliminate the need for restraint, and get staff training

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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

Craig H. Kennedy, Ph.D., BCBA, Chair, Special Education Department, and Professor of Special Education and Pediatrics, Box 328, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203Dr. Kennedy is Chair of the Special Education Department and Professor of Special Education and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and is a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator. He also is Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Behavior Analysis Clinic. Dr. Kennedy received a master of science degree in special education and rehabilitation from the University of Oregon and a doctorate in special education with an emphasis in quantitative sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.Dr. Kennedy has published more than 140 scholarly works, including the book Single-Case Designs for Educational Research (Allyn & Bacon, 2005). He has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps.He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He is a member of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Association for Behavior Analysis, Society for Neuroscience, and TASH. He also serves on the editorial boards of many highly respected peer-reviewed journals.In 1991, Dr. Kennedy received TASH's Alice H. Hayden Award, and in 1993, he received the B.F. Skinner New Research Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 25. He was also recognized in 2003 for his research excellence by Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

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