Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

Challenging Behaviour

3rd Edition

$75.00

  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521728935

$75.00
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
About the Authors
  • ‘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.

    • Updated third edition enables the reader to understand the origins of challenging behaviour and learn effective treatment strategies
    • Thorough coverage of current knowledge across relevant disciplines and areas
    • Addresses key issues in current health and social policy relating to people with intellectual disabilities
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521728935
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 157 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The social context of challenging behaviour
    3. The epidemiology of challenging behaviour
    4. Biological influences
    5. Behavioural models: the functional significance of challenging behaviour
    6. Broader environmental influences on challenging behaviour
    7. Making connections
    8. The bases of intervention
    9. Intervention: assessment and formulation
    10. Pharmacotherapy
    11. Behavioural approaches
    12. The situational management of challenging behaviour
    13. Challenges ahead: adopting an evidence-based public health approach to challenging behaviour
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Eric Emerson, Lancaster University
    Eric Emerson is Professor of Disability and Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK and Visiting Professor, Australian Family and Disability Studies Research Collaboration, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

    Stewart L. Einfeld, University of Sydney
    Stewart L. Einfeld is Chair of Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences and Senior Scientist, Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×