Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080448893, 9780080553320

Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities, Volume 2

1st Edition

Authors: Johannes Rojahn Stephen Schroeder Theodore Hoch
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080448893
eBook ISBN: 9780080553320
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 2nd November 2007
Page Count: 312
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Table of Contents

Abbreviated TOC Dedications Preface Chapter 1. Definition, Classification, Epidemiology Chapter 2. Etiology and Maintenance Chapter 3. Assessment Chapter 4. Prevention Management and Treatment Chapter 5. Summary and Future Directions


Intended to give 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 will propose an overarching heuristic model, which we will call the Gene-Brain-Behavior Model of Self-Injurious Behavior that presents a platform to integrate disparate, and previously isolated scientific approaches.

Key Features

Written by 3 authors to provide cohesive coverage Bridges the gap between psychological behavior and psychiatry *Examines the overlap between intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities


Students, practitioners, and researchers in the areas of psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, etc. special education


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About the Authors

Johannes Rojahn Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Cognitive Development, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, U.S.A.

Stephen Schroeder Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert Dole Human Development Center, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, U.S.A.

Theodore Hoch Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Northern Virginia Training Center, Fairfax, U.S.A.