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Author Emerson, Eric, 1953-

Title Challenging behaviour / Eric Emerson, Stewart L. Einfeld.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  616.89 E53C    Check Shelf
Edition Third edition.
Description xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge medicine.
Cambridge medicine.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Subject People with mental disabilities -- Mental health.
People with mental disabilities -- Behavior modification.
Social Behavior Disorders -- therapy.
Mental Disorders -- therapy.
Persons with Mental Disabilities -- psychology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Added Author Einfeld, Stewart L.
ISBN 9780521728935 paperback
0521728932 paperback
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