Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual by James K. Luiselli

By James K. Luiselli

This e-book discusses the most recent evidence-based practices and the way they are often carried out to handle illnesses in individuals with highbrow and developmental disabilities (IDD). It deals quite a few intervention and prevention concepts for treating as a rule encountered concerns in sufferers with IDD, similar to consuming and slumbering problems, repetitive self-harming behaviors, and private hygiene difficulties. fundamental options comprise encouraging healthy behavior, lowering noncompliance and risk-taking behaviors, and direct intervention to advertise optimal functioning whereas lowering soreness, frustration, and hostile behaviors. furthermore, individuals describe education and session types to let readers to paintings extra successfully with practitioners, clinicians, and fogeys in addition to with the sufferers themselves.

Topics featured during this publication contain:

  • Compliance with scientific routines.
  • Increasing and conserving workout and different actual activities.
  • Assistive applied sciences in serious and a number of disabilities.
  • Substance use and health-related issues.
  • Consultation with clinical and healthcare providers.
  • Parent education and support.

Behavioral healthiness promoting and Intervention in highbrow and Developmental Disabilities is a important source for researchers, clinicians, and graduate scholars in medical psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social paintings, public healthiness, and different interrelated fields.

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Slevin, I. (1992). A comparison of two approaches for identifying reinforcers for persons with severe and profound disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 491–498. 25-491 Frankl, S. , Shiere, F. , & Fogels, H. R. (1962). Should the parent remain with the child in the dental operatory? Journal of Dentistry for Children, 29, 150–163. Gillis, J. , Lockshin, S. , & Romanczyk, R. G. (2009). Fear of routine physical exams in children with autism spectrum disorders: Prevalence and intervention effectiveness.

H. (2001). Empirically supported psychological interventions: Controversies and evidence. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 685–716. , Miltenberger, R. , et al. (2004). An evaluation of an in vivo desensitization and video modeling to increase compliance with dental procedures in persons with mental retardation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 37, 233–238. , & Burnham, H. (2000). Needs for oral care among people with intellectual disability not in contact with community dental services. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, 44, 45–52.

Only in two studies involving efforts to increase compliance with behavioral momentum was reinforcement used without graduated exposure. Reinforcement was delivered contingent upon appropriate approach behaviors, successful completion of a step, or compliance with substeps in the medical/dental routine. , Cuvo et al. 2010b; Gillis et al. 2009). For example, Cuvo et al. (2010a, b) asked parents and the child’s clinician to complete a questionnaire of the child’s preferred items. The items were then presented in a brief paired stimulus preference assessment (Fisher et al.

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