Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities

Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities

1st Edition - November 2, 2007

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  • Authors: Johannes Rojahn, Stephen Schroeder, Theodore Hoch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553320
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080448893

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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.

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

Table of Contents

  • Abbreviated TOC
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: November 2, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553320
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080448893

About the Authors

Johannes Rojahn

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Stephen Schroeder

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Theodore Hoch

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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