‘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.Table of ContentsPreface1. Introduction2. The social context of challenging behaviour3. The epidemiology of challenging behaviour4. Biological influences5. Behavioural models: the functional significance of challenging behaviour6. Broader environmental influences on challenging behaviour7. Making connections8. The bases of intervention9. Intervention: assessment and formulation10. Pharmacotherapy11. Behavioural approaches12. The situational management of challenging behaviour13. Challenges ahead: adopting an evidence-based public health approach to challenging behaviourReferencesIndex.
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Titolo: Challenging Behaviour
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Edizione: III 2011
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
Misure: 15x23 cm
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