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Evidence-Based Practice and Intellectual Disabilities



Evidence-Based Practice and Intellectual Disabilities

Peter Sturmey, Robert Didden

ISBN: 978-0-470-71068-5 June 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 316 Pages


Evidence-Based Practice and Intellectual Disabilities responds to the recent increased focus on, and need for, the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) in treating intellectual disabilities.

  • The first book wholly dedicated to addressing EBP specifically in relation to intellectual disabilities
  • Provides clinical guidelines based on the strength of evidence of treatments for a given problematic behavioral topography or disorder
  • Highly relevant to a wide-ranging audience, including professionals working in community services, clinicians and parents and carers
Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Foundational Issues and Overview 1

1 Evidence-Based Practice: An Introduction 3
Peter Sturmey

2 Adaptive Behavior 29
Peter Sturmey

3 Maladaptive Behavior 62
Peter Sturmey

4 But Is It Worth It? 85
Peter Sturmey

Part II Specific Disorders and Challenging Behaviors 101

5 Aggressive Behavior 103
Olive Healy, Sinéad Lydon, and Clodagh Murray

6 Self-Injurious Behavior 133
Jeff Sigafoos, Mark F. O’Reilly, Giulio E. Lancioni, Russell Lang, and Robert Didden

7 Stereotypic Behavior 163
Timothy R. Vollmer, Amanda B. Bosch, Joel E. Ringdahl, and John T. Rapp

8 Feeding Problems 198
Keith E. Williams, Laura J. Seiverling, and Douglas G. Field

9 Sleep Problems 219
Robert Didden, Wiebe Braam, Anneke Maas, Marcel Smits, Peter Sturmey, Jeff Sigafoos, and Leopold Curfs

10 Anxiety Disorders 235
Peter Sturmey, William R. Lindsay, Tricia Vause, and Nicole Neil

11 Mood Disorders 261
Peter Sturmey and Robert Didden

12 Offenders with Developmental Disabilities 280
Peter Sturmey and Klaus Drieschner

Index 292