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Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Kindle Edition


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Self-injurious behavior occurs in almost half of those with autism and is one of the most devastating and challenging-to-treat behaviors. There are many different forms of self-injury, such as head banging, hand biting, hair pulling, excessive scratching, and much more. With contributions from the leading experts in research and treatment, the book provides a comprehensive analysis of self-injurious behavior (SIB) in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related developmental disabilities, and the different methods available to treat them.
Medical and behavioral researchers have studied SIB for over 50 years, but many practitioners and parents are still unfamiliar with the wide range of contributing causes and treatment options. 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 behavioral approaches, and show how an integrative approach to treating self-injury may be effective for many individuals.
The book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelves of any practitioner working with people with an ASD or related condition, as well as parents and direct care providers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2233 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (5 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01F2HV7DE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #585,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend reading this to anyone with a family member with ... 13 September 2016
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Highly recommend reading this to anyone with a family member with Autism who suffers from self-injurious behaviors. The behaviors are so challenging and we need all of the ideas we can get to help our loved ones.
5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend for any mother or father of an autistic child ... 20 April 2017
By TANYA GONZALEZ - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has helped me so much. I recommend for any mother or father of an autistic child to read this book, is imperative, you will discover and learn so many things with this book please read it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! I'm so glad this was just published ... 11 November 2016
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic book!
I'm so glad this was just published - there's so little available on this topic!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 September 2016
By Carole Harrigan - Published on Amazon.com
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Very good book, good information. I needed that book 20 years ago.
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