Series: The Assessment and Treatment of Child Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities

This series is aimed at addressing the rapidly expanding field of assessment and treatment of children with mental health issues and/or development disabilities. Each book will examine the conceptualisation of a condition, its diagnosis, assessment and treatment, using the following structure: *Defining the Population *Rationale/definition of the problem (inc historical context) *Review and analysis of Assessment Methods *Review and analysis of Treatment Methods *Critical Appraisal *Future Needs and Possible Developments Each book will contain reprints of graphs and original tables from research articles that summarize assessment and treatment research. Emphasis will be placed on these non-textual elements to provide key information for the evaluation of a topic. Detailed, original, references will be provided to enable readers to dig deeper.
Book Series: Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities

Most recent volume

Volume 2. Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities

Published: 2nd November 2007 Authors: Johannes Rojahn Stephen Schroeder Theodore Hoch
Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities gives a broad overview of the literature in the area of self-injurious behavior in people with intellectual disabilities, but most of the text is dedicated to the review of the behavioral and biological research in this field. In fact, it is our view that the most promising heuristic approach for the advancement of our understanding of this phenomenon and for its management and treatment is likely the bio-behavioral perspective in which behavior can be studied at the intersect of learning and the biological bases of behavior. We propose an overarching heuristic model, which we call the Gene-Brain-Behavior Model of Self-Injurious Behavior that presents a platform to integrate disparate, and previously isolated scientific approaches.

Additional volumes

Volume 1. Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Published: 12th April 2006 Authors: Johnny Matson Noha F. Minshawi