Understanding and Treating Self Injurious Behavior in Autism

Understanding and Treating Self Injurious Behavior in Autism

With contributions by top experts, the book explains various forms of self-injury, discusses the treatment options available, including medical, psychiatric and nutritional treatments, and considers the effectiveness of integrated ...

Author: Stephen M. Edelson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784501891

Category: Education

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Education

Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

Understanding and Treating Anxiety in Autism

This book is the second in a series on understanding and treating autism by taking a multi-disciplinary perspective. The first book, Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism, complements this book well, as both books ...

Author: Stephen M. Edelson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787751538

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Anxiety is a prevalent and often debilitating condition for individuals on the autism spectrum. This book promotes a multidisciplinary approach to intervention and treatment of the condition, providing professional understanding of the underlying causes and available treatments. With chapters co-authored by well-known advocates and pioneering researchers, contributors examine factors including sensory processing issues, sleep impairments and the crossover between the autonomic nervous system and immune system. The book expands upon current areas of research, including immune activation and the role of environmental toxicants, dietary and nutritional support, the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and individualised methods of managing stress and anxiety. Providing an invaluable resource for professionals and academics seeking further insight into anxiety and autism, this book explores contemporary research and sets the groundwork for the most effective methods of treatment for individuals of all ages.
Categories: Psychology

Understanding and Treating Sleep Disturbances in Autism

Understanding and Treating Sleep Disturbances in Autism

... Stephen M. Edelson and Jane Botsford Johnson Foreword by Dr. David Amaral ISBN 978 1 78775 152 1 eISBN 978 1 78775 153 8 Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Edited by Stephen ...

Author: Stephen M. Edelson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787759916

Category: Psychology

Page: 146

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Sleep disturbance is a common challenge for those on the autism spectrum and can have a profound impact on quality of life. Sleep deprivation can exacerbate features of autism such as repetitive behaviours, can affect brain growth and negatively impact immune and metabolic functions. With contributions from pioneering researchers and clinicians, this book provides a professional understanding of the impact of sleep deprivation on autistic people. It offers insight into the latest research and available treatments, including the potential solutions offered by pharmacotherapy, using polysomnography in sleep evaluation, and the role of physical disturbances such as pain in sleep disorders. Contributing authors take an in-depth look at current behavioural interventions for sleep problems, conduct an extensive review of sensory processing in relation to sleep disturbances, and offer a discussion and analysis of the role of nutrition and dietary advice. This is the cutting edge resource for professionals and academics seeking further insight into sleep disturbances and autism, exploring contemporary research and setting the groundwork for the most effective methods of treatment for individuals of all ages.
Categories: Psychology

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In J. L. Matson (Ed.), Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors (pp. 25–44). New York: Springer. Edelson, S., & Johnson, J. (2016). Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.

Author: Nicholas W. Gelbar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190669003

Category: Psychology

Page: 536

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Adolescence is a challenging stage for all individuals, especially for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD face increased social isolation and engage in more challenging behaviors during adolescence. They also experience increased mental health challenges including anxiety and depression, and they are among the least likely of any disability group to attend college, be competitively employed, or live independently. At the same time, adolescents with ASD face a major shift in available services and support as they exit the K-12 educational system. The need to present what is known about this group in order to inform clinicians, researchers, and educators cannot be understated. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder synthesizes current science on adolescents and young adults with ASD in order to inform mental health practitioners and education professionals who work directly with these individuals. While early childhood interventions for ASD have been extensively developed and tested, research on adolescents and young adults with ASD has lagged behind until recently. This comprehensive handbook can be utilized to train students and professionals in applied mental health roles. The handbook includes three sections: Part I reviews diagnosis and treatment of adolescents with ASD; Part II details how to support their educational needs; and Part III discusses special populations including college students and young women. Chapters highlight recommendations for clinicians and include study questions and additional resources.
Categories: Psychology

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum

A Guide to Mental Health Issues in Girls and Young Women on the Autism Spectrum

... with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Karen Levine and Naomi Chedd ISBN 978184905 788 2 eISBN 978178450 044 3 Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Edited by Stephen ...

Author: Judy Eaton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503550

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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This book addresses the specific mental health needs of girls and young women with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Looking at the ways autism presents differently in girls than in boys, and the mental health conditions that occur most frequently in girls with ASD, this is the essential guide for clinicians and educators on tailoring interventions and support to meet girls' needs. Describing the current assessment process for autism diagnosis, the book explains why girls are under- or mis-diagnosed, leading to later mental health issues. It outlines the types of intervention that are particularly helpful for working with girls to reduce anxiety, improve social interaction skills, and manage self-harm. The book also covers how to manage eating disorders and feeding difficulties, focusing on working with girls with sensory processing difficulties. There is advice on how to deal with the emotional impact on parents, carers and families, and the challenges they face when negotiating appropriate psychological and educational support.
Categories: Psychology

Catatonia Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

Catatonia  Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism

... Amita Jassi and Kate Johnston Illustrated by David Russell ISBN 978 178592 379 1 eISBN 978178450 728 2 Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective Edited by Stephen M. Edelson and ...

Author: Amitta Shah

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505318

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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This ground-breaking book provides the first detailed clinical analysis of the various manifestations of catatonia, shutdown and breakdown in autistic individuals, with a new assessment framework (ACE-S) and guidance on intervention and management strategies using a psycho-ecological approach. Based on Dr Amitta Shah's lifetime of clinical experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and her research in collaboration with Dr Lorna Wing, this much needed book will be a valuable resource for professionals, autistic individuals and their families and carers.
Categories: Psychology

Evidence Based Assessment in ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder

Evidence Based Assessment in ASD  Autism Spectrum Disorder

(2016) Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 5. Matson, J.L. and Rivet, T.T. (2007) A validity study of the Autism Spectrum Disorders ...

Author: Kenneth Aitken

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857009449

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Advocating for an increased emphasis on evidence-based practice, this book describes and analyses a wide range of available Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment measures. The author offers guidance on how to evaluate services and programmes and how to recognise which will be most effective in different scenarios for people with differing needs. A wide range of measures are reviewed in detail, including assessments used in situations often ignored in overviews relevant to ASD, such as assessments of internet addiction, response to traumatic stress, and criminal offending risk and witness credibility. This book is an invaluable resource to professionals who support people with ASDs, including social workers and teachers, and who are under increasing pressure to reliably assess which services, programmes and therapies are effective and fit-for-purpose.
Categories: Psychology

New treatment perspectives in autism spectrum disorders

New treatment perspectives in autism spectrum disorders

Multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of self-injurious behavior in autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability: integration of psychological and biological theory and approach. J Autism Dev Disord (2014).

Author: Roberto Canitano

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889195305

Category: Autism

Page: 162

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Developing novel and more effective treatments that improve quality of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders is urgently needed. To date a wide range of behavioral interventions have been shown to be safe and effective for improving language and cognition and adaptive behavior in children and adolescents with ASD. However many people with ASD can receive additional benefit from targeted pharmacological interventions. One of the major drawback in setting up therapeutics intervention is the remarkable individual differences found across individuals with ASD. As a matter of fact the medications that are currently available address only symptoms associated with ASD and not the core domains of social and communication dysfunction. The pathogenesis paradigm shift of ASD towards synaptic abnormalities moved the research to pathway to disease that involve multiple systems and that are becoming the forefront of ASD treatment and are pointing toward the development of new targeted treatments. Some new therapeutics have been tested and others are being studied. In this context single gene disorders frequently associated with ASD such as Rett Syndrome, Fragile X and Tuberous Sclerosis have been of significant aid as neurobiology of these disorders is more clear and has a potential to shed light on the altered signaling in ASD. However much research is needed to further understand the basic mechanisms of disease and the relationship to idiopathic ASD. Clinical trials in children are underway with agents directed to core symptoms and to the associated disorders in the search of new therapeutics and progress are expected with possible new option for therapeutics in ASD in the upcoming future. Children and Adolescents with ASD and their families can provide important information about their experience with new treatments and this should be a priority for future research. In addition, research performed on genetic mouse models of ASD will keep on providing useful information on the molecular pathways dysrupted in the disease, thus contributing to identify novel drug targets.
Categories: Autism

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Perspectives on School Aggression and Violence . Highlights from the Working Forum on Children and Youth Who Have Aggressive and Violent Behaviors ( Tampa , Florida , February ED 391 338 2-3 . 1995 ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015079893023

Category: Education

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Categories: Education