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Developmental Disability and Behaviour

Developmental Disability and Behaviour

Christopher Gillberg (Editor), Gregory O'Brien (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-898-68318-6

Jan 2000

196 pages

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This book reviews clinical models for working with developmental disability and behavioural problems. The first section explores the causes and nature of behaviour problems amongst people with physical, learning, language and sensory disabilities, and some key specific conditions. The second section describes the assessment approaches that clinicians will find most useful in evaluating behaviour. The third section covers treatment approaches emphasising the importance of a broad, eclectic approach. The contributors, all acknowledged experts in their fields of paediatrics, psychology and psychiatry, provide a comprehensive overview of this set of major challenges, emphasising the importance of auditory detection, understanding, measurement and treatment.
Part I. The Behaviour of Children with Disability: 1. Overview C. Gillberg; 2. Different disabilities - different behaviours? C. Gillberg and G. O'Brien; 3. Language disability I. Goodyer and C. Stott; 4. Learning disability G. O'Brien; 5. Sensory disability R. Freeman and M. Gröenveld; 6. Epilepsy D. Taylor; 7. Rett syndrome A. Kerr; 8. Landau Kleffner syndrome B. Neville; 9. Acquired brain damage G. O'Brien; Part II. Assessment of Behaviour in Disability: 10. General principles C. Gillberg; 11. Overview of behavioural analysis E. Emerson; 12. The psychiatric diagnostic approach J. Turk; 13. Recent advances in neuropsychological examination T. Kelly; 14. Electrophysiological techniques D. Bramble; Part III. Treatment of Behavioural Problems in Disability: 15. Medication M. Prendergast; 16. Multimodal therapy: psychopharmacology J. Harris; 17. Psychotherapy with disabled young people S. Hollins and V. Hawes; 18. Recent advances in behavioural management P. Howlin; 19. Organising services for behavioural problems in child disability G. Baird and M. Bax.
Reviews clinical models for working with developmental disability and behavioural problems
Explores the causes and nature of behaviour problems amongst people with physical, learning, language and sensory disabilities, and some key specific conditions
Describes the assessment approaches that clinicians will find most useful in evaluating behaviour
Covers treatment approaches emphasising the importance of a broad, eclectic approach
Features contributions from acknowledged experts in their fields
Emphasises the importance of auditory detection, understanding, measurement and treatment