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.
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
Robert Didden is Professor of Intellectual Disabilities, Learning and Behaviour at the Behavioral Science Institute and School of Education of the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He is a psychologist at Trajectum, a center for the treatment of clients with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Professor Didden is an associate editor for Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.