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The Handbook of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities by James K. Luiselli, Ed.D., ABPP, BCBA

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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 guidelines to ensure safe and ethical physical interventions in cases of emergency.

Ideal for use as a graduate-level textbook or a valuable in-service reference for psychologists, social workers, educators, and other professionals, this book represents the best and latest thinking on an issue of critical importance to people with I/DD. Professionals will come away with the knowledge and proven best practices they need to assess high-risk challenging behavior, intervene appropriately, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.

With contributions by

  • Frank J. Symons

  • Craig H. Kennedy

  • Johannes Rojahn

  • William I. Gardner

  • William R. Lindsay

  • Timothy R. Vollmer

  • Christine M. Nezu

  • Arthur M. Nezu

  • Louis P. Hagopian

  • Susan Hayes

  • J. Greg Olley

  • and more
Table of Contents

Preface
James K. Luiselli, May Institute

I. Self-Injurious Behavior

1. Biological Perspectives on Self-Injury Among People with Intellectual and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Frank J. Symons, University of Minnesota, & Craig H. Kennedy, Vanderbilt University

2. Functional Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis of Self-Injury
David E. Kuhn, Westchester Institute for Human Development

3. Function-Based Behavioral Intervention for Self-Injury
Johannes Rojahn, George Mason University, Iser Deleon, Griffin W. Rooker, The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Michelle A. Frank-Crawford, Abbey B. Carreau, The Kennedy Krieger Institute and University of Maryland Baltimore County, & Yanerys Leon, The Kennedy Krieger Institute

II. Aggressive Behavior

4. Environmental Determinants of Aggressive Behavior
Johnny L. Matson & Alison M. Kozlowski, Louisiana State University

5. Biopsychosocial Features Influencing Aggression: A Multimodal Assessment and Therapy Approach
William I. Gardner, University of Wisconsin, Dorothy M. Griffiths, & Jeffery Hamelin, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY IIII Sexual Offending Behavior

6. Risk Assessment of Sexual Offending
William R. Lindsay, University of Abertay, Dundee, United Kingdom

7. Behavior Assessment and Intervention for Sexual Offenders with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Timothy R. Vollmer, University of Florida, Jorge Reyes, Westfield State University, & Stephen F. Walker, University of Florida

8. Problem-Solving Treatment for Sexual Offending
Christine M. Nezu, Travis A. Cos, & Arthur M. Nezu, Drexel University IV Health-Threatening Eating Disorders

9. Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Pica
Louis P. Hagopian, Natalie U. Rolider, & Griffin W. Rooker, The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

10. Ruminative Vomiting
Jonathan R. Tarbox, Amy L. Kenzer, & Michele R. Bishop, Center for Autism and Related Disorders

11. Obesity and Weight Regulation
Richard K. Fleming, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School

V. Criminal Behavior

12. People with ID/DD in the Criminal Justice System
Susan Hayes, University of Sydney Medical School

13. The Death Penalty, the Courts, and Intellectual Disability
J. Greg Olley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

VI. Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint

14. Therapeutic Implementation of Physical Restraint
James K. Luiselli, May Institute

15. Regulatory Concerns Governing Physical Restraint
Joseph B. Ryan, Clemson University & Reece L. Peterson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

16. Emergency Physical Restraint: Considerations for Staff Training and Supervision
David B. Lennox, Quality Behavioral Solutions, Inc. and Simmons College, Mark Geren, Quality Behavioral Solutions, Inc., & David Rourke, Quality Behavioral Solutions

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