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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Tony A. Fletcher, PsyD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: The editors of this unique text address behavioral problems in children that are usually associated with developmental disabilities. In this book they accumulate the current research and the clinical expertise of international clinicians to aid in the advancement of relevant knowledge in effectively treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The editors update clinicians on the current reasoning in the field of behavioral problems in children with developmental disabilities.
Purpose: The purpose is to give mental health professionals the current trends in understanding, assessing, and diagnosing behavioral problems. The editors review the current literature and collaborate with internationally-know clinicians to provide information concerning the most effective and appropriate treatment options.
Audience: This book is written for graduate course study and clinicians who treat children with developmental delays. This will be an invaluable resource for the practicing professional who works in pediatric settings. The authors are well known in this field and give practical applications for this particular population.
Features: The book is sectioned into thirds to encompass an overview of various patterns of behavioral disorders, assessment of problem behaviors and strengths, and recent advances in treatment. This text includes several bar graphs, tables, and photos which help to round out the appreciation of the plight of individuals with developmental disabilities. The references are timely and give an innovative look at the use of behaviorally-oriented treatment.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource to be used as an overview of children with developmental disabilities and behavioral problems. Clinicians are updated on the most appropriate means of assessing, diagnosing, and treating the developmentally disabled. The editors of this text pull together the current developments of these types of behavioral dysfunctions in a clear and coherent fashion, which makes it easy to translate into clinical practice.