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Challenging Behavior

International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities is an ongoing scholarly look at research into the causes, effects, classification systems, syndromes, etc. of developmental disabilities. Contributors come from wide-ranging perspectives, including genetics, psychology, education, and other health and behavioral sciences.

Volume 44 of the series offers chapters on challenging behavior.


Academic researchers in developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as neuropsychology.

Hardbound, 392 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-401662-0


  • Part I. Behavioral, Psychological and Biological aspects of Challenging Behaviors

    1. Challenging behaviour in genetic intellectual disability syndromes
      Chris Oliver, Dawn Adams, Debbie Allen, Leah Bull, Mary Heald, Jo Moss, Kate Woodcock and Lucy Wilde
    2. Early signs/development of challenging behavior and early intervention
      Jeff Sigafoos, Giulio E. Lancioni, Robert Didden and Mark F. O'Reilly
    3. Self-injurious behavior
      Frank Symons and Darragh Devine
    4. Aggressive behaviour
      Andrew Jahoda, Paul Willner, Carol Pert, and Ken MacMahon
    5. Criminal and offending behaviour
      Bill Lindsay
    6. Eating disorders
      Cathleen C. Piazza and Suzanne M. Milnes

      Part II. Intervention – Theoretical and Practical Innovations
    7. Behavioral theory and implications
      Iser DeLeon , Meagan K. Gregory, and Claire C. St. Peter
    8. Parent training
      Laura Lee McIntyre
    9. Pharmacological intervention
      Cristan Farmer and Michael Aman


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