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Evidence-Based Practice and Intellectual Disabilities

  • ID: 2674305
  • Book
  • 316 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Maladaptive behaviors and psychiatric disorders are common in individuals with intellectual disabilities. In clinical practice as well as in scientific literature much attention is given to the diagnosis, analysis and treatment of such disorders. Evidence–based practice (EBP) has become an important international movement in psychotherapy, and recent years have shown an increased focus on – and need for – the use of EBP in treatment in the field of intellectual disabilities. This is the first book dedicated to specifically addressing EBP in this area.

The authors review the current evidence base for behavioral and psychiatric disorders common in children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Treatment modalities are reviewed according to criteria for evidence based practice. In addition to this, clinical guidelines are given based on the strength of evidence of treatments for a given problematic behavioral topography or disorder. Evidence–Based Practice and Intellectual Disabilities will be highly relevant to a wide audience, including professionals working in community services, clinicians working in special education schools, residential facilities, and psychiatric hospitals, and parents and organizations involved in the care of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Foundational Issues and Overview 1

1 Evidence–Based Practice: An Introduction 3Peter Sturmey

2 Adaptive Behavior 29Peter Sturmey

3 Maladaptive Behavior 62Peter Sturmey

4 But Is It Worth It? 85Peter Sturmey

Part II Specific Disorders and Challenging Behaviors 101

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 Mood Disorders 261Peter Sturmey and Robert Didden

12 Offenders with Developmental Disabilities 280Peter Sturmey and Klaus Drieschner

Index 292

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Peter Sturmey
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