Destructive Behavior in Developmental Disabilities: Diagnosis and Treatment

Destructive Behavior in Developmental Disabilities: Diagnosis and Treatment

by Travis Thompson
     
 

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Injury to themselves and to other people, and damage to property by people with learning disabilities, is the subject of this interdisciplinary volume. Contributors address such topics as how to diagnose those among the developmentally disabled who will commit such acts, and how to measure the effectiveness of intervention and//or treatment programmes.

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Injury to themselves and to other people, and damage to property by people with learning disabilities, is the subject of this interdisciplinary volume. Contributors address such topics as how to diagnose those among the developmentally disabled who will commit such acts, and how to measure the effectiveness of intervention and//or treatment programmes.

Among the related questions explored are: the epidemiology of self-injurious behaviour; developmental psychopathology of destructive behaviour; methods for studying these behaviours; biological and environmental interventions; and policy implications.

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Revised or rewritten papers originally presented at a conference sponsored by the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and held in Minneapolis in the spring of 1991, present research on destructive behavior by people with mental retardation. They address the epidemiology of self-injury and aggression, developmental psychopathology associated with destructive behavior, methods for studying these behavior problems, biological and environmental interventions for destructive behavior, and policy concerns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780803955837
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
SAGE Focus Editions Series, #170
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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