Assessing Behaviors Regarded as Problematic

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People with developmental disabilities sometimes behave in ways that others, or they themselves, regard as problematic. This original book is about what practitioners can do to make sense of those behaviors so that individuals can be more effectively supported. The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analyzing information about behaviors, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behavior occurs. The inclusion of case histories, with...
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Overview

People with developmental disabilities sometimes behave in ways that others, or they themselves, regard as problematic. This original book is about what practitioners can do to make sense of those behaviors so that individuals can be more effectively supported. The author offers practical strategies for gathering and analyzing information about behaviors, in partnership with the individual concerned, in order to gain a useful understanding of why a particular behavior occurs. The inclusion of case histories, with corresponding behavior plans, clearly demonstrates the real-life application of assessment methods.

With its strong emphasis on the importance of establishing equitable, respectful relationships between professionals and people with learning disabilities, this is a book that professionals involved in the lives of people with developmental disabilities will find invaluable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853029981
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/15/2002
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Establishing the assessment agenda. 2. Relationships in assessment: The empathy mode. 3. Relationships in assessment: The analytic mode. 4. The tool box. 5. Extracting meaning from the information gathered. 6. The Behavioural Explorer Assessment System. 7. The stories we can tell. 8. Organizing the practice. 9. Last words. Appendix 1: Behaviour recording charts. Appendix 2: Clements Rapid Assessment Protocol. Resources. Index.
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