Controversial Therapies for Developmental Disabilities Fad, Fashion, and Science in Professional Practice

ISBN-10: 080584192X

ISBN-13: 9780805841923

Edition: 2004

Authors: John W. Jacobson, Richard M. Foxx, James A. Mulick, Alfred A. Baumeister, Jay S. Birnbrauer

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Leading behavioural scientists & practitioners focus on major controversies surrounding therapies for developmental disabilities. They offer a clear rationale for evaluating the quality of services & review the origins, perpetuation & resistance to scrutiny of questionable practices.
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List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Alfred A. Baumeister is professor in the department of psychology and psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His primary research deals with the prevention of children#39;s health problems and public policy affecting children at risk. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters.

List of Contributors
General Issues
Where Do Fads Come From?
Sifting Sound Practice From Snake Oil
The Nature and Value of Empirically Validated Interventions
The Appeal of Unvalidated Treatments
Historical, Cultural, and Psychological Issues
Historical Approaches to Developmental Disabilities
Classification Versus Labeling
The Self-Esteem Fallacy
The Delusion of Full Inclusion
Credulity and Gullibility Among Service Providers: An Attempt to Understand Why Snake Oil Sells
Developmental Disabilities and the Paranormal
Field-Specific Issues
Fads in General Education: Fad, Fraud, and Folly
Fads in Special Education: An Overview
The Neutralization of Special Education
Fads in Speech-Language Pathology
Disorder- and Symptom-Specific Issues
Autism: A Late 20th Century Fad Magnet
Helping Parents Separate the Wheat From the Chaff: Putting Autism Treatments to the Test
Severe Aggressive and Self-Destructive Behavior: Mentalistic Attribution
Severe Aggressive and Self-Destructive Behavior: The Myth of the Nonaversive Treatment of Severe Behavior
Intervention-Specific Issues
Person-Centered Planning: A Faux Fixe in the Service of Humanism?
Sensory Integrative Therapy
Auditory Integration Training: A Critical Review
Facilitated Communication: The Ultimate Fad Treatment
Positive Behavior Support: A Paternalistic Utopian Delusion
Nonaversive Treatment
Gentle Teaching
Ethical, Legal and Political Concerns
Ethical Dilemmas and the Most Effective Therapies
Judicial Remedies for Fads and Fraudulent Treatment Practices
The National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on the Treatment of Destructive Behaviors: A Study in Professional Politics
Author Index
Subject Index
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