Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism
A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective With contributions from the leading experts in research and treatment, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of self-injurious behaviour (SIB) in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related developmental disabilities, and the different methods available to treat them. Beginning with an explanation of SIB and its various forms, the contributors outline the many possible underlying causes of self-injury, such as seizures, hormonal imbalance in teenagers, gastrointestinal conditions, allergies, and stress, and show how a multi-disciplinary approach when uncovering the causes of self-injury can lead to successful treatment strategies. They explain the treatment options available for SIB, including nutritional, medical, psychiatric, sensory, and behavioural approaches, and show how an integrative approach to treating self-injury may be effective for many individuals.
Category:Autism/Asperger Subcategory:Professional/Educator/Parent Series:Behavior Intervention Author:Edelson, Stephen M/Johnson, Jane Botsford/Bauman, Margaret L