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Author Emerson, Eric, 1953-

Title Challenging behaviour / Eric Emerson, Stewart L. Einfeld
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 215 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series)
Contents The social context of challenging behaviour -- The epidemiology of challenging behaviour -- Biological influences -- Behavioural models: the functional significance of challenging behaviour -- Broader environmental influences on challenging behaviour -- Making connections -- The bases of intervention -- Intervention: assessment and formulation -- Pharmacotherapy -- Behavioural approaches -- The situational management of challenging behaviour -- Challenges ahead: adopting an evidence-based public health approach to challenging behaviour
Summary "'Challenging' behaviours are common among people with intellectual disabilities, resulting in significantly reduced quality of life. These may include aggression, self-injury, destructiveness, hyperactivity and inappropriate social conduct. This new edition provides a concise, accessible and contemporary summary of current knowledge about challenging behaviour, drawn from psychology, psychiatry, medicine and public health. Fully updated and revised, it includes comprehensive coverage of the epidemiology and aetiology of challenging behaviours, and evidence of the efficacy and effectiveness of different approaches to intervention. This edition contains significantly expanded sections on the emergence and development of challenging behaviour and strategies for prevention, at the level of both individuals and service systems. Essential reading for students undertaking professional training in health and related aspects of intellectual disabilities, including psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, teachers and social workers. This book is a key text for professional staff delivering health, educational and social care services to people with intellectual disabilities"-- Provided by publisher
"Over the past four decades we have learned much about the nature of challenging behaviours and developed approaches to support and intervention that have been shown to be effective, for some people, in bringing about rapid and socially significant reductions in challenging behaviour. The primary aim of this book is to provide a concise overview of this body of knowledge. This is not, however, a 'how-to-do-it' book. Instead, it will focus on describing developments in knowledge that have important implications for practice. A range of alternative texts are available for those seeking detailed instructions for carrying out intervention programs"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject People with mental disabilities -- Behavior modification.
People with mental disabilities -- Mental health.
Social Behavior Disorders -- therapy.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Mentally Disabled Persons -- psychology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Einfeld, Stewart L.
ISBN 051186096X (electronic bk.)
0511861176 (electronic bk.)
9780511860966 (electronic bk.)
9780511861178 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Challenging behavior