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Challenging Behaviour

Challenging Behaviour
Analysis and Intervention in People with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: May 2001
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521728935
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794442


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  • In this thoroughly revised and updated new edition, Eric Emerson provides a comprehensive overview of the current findings regarding the nature, epidemiology, causes, and treatment outcomes of challenging behavior caused by learning disability. The material discussing motivational factors and the relationship between challenging behavior and psychiatric disorder has been considerably expanded. The book combines evidence and research drawn from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and medicine. This volume will become essential reading for clinicians and all health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior.

    • Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded second edition of a highly successful book
    • Expanded sections on motivational factors for challenging behaviour and the relationship between behaviour and psychiatric disorders
    • Cross-disciplinary, combining knowledge from the fields of psychology, psychiatry and medicine
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Well-written - this book will be of great help to clinicians of any discipline who are struggling to manage challenging behaviours in their patients." International Review of Psychiatry

    "This is a good book and very essential reading for all health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of mentally retarded people." Saudi Medical Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794442
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 174 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 7 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521728935
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The social context of challenging behaviour
    3. Epidemiology
    4. Models and theories
    5. The bases of intervention
    6. Assessment and analyses
    7. Behavioural approaches
    8. Psychopharmacology
    9. Community-based supports
    10. Challenges ahead

  • Author

    Eric Emerson, Lancaster University

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