No fighting, no biting, no screaming : how to make behaving positively possible for people with autism and other developmental disabilities

By: Elven, Bo Hejlskov.
Contributor(s): Elven, Teresa.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781849051262.Subject(s): AUTISM | DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT | BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION | CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
Contents:
Challenging behaviour : definitions and theories What is challenging behaviour? Dangerous behaviour? Or just difficult Throwing the blame on somebody else History : theories and therapies A new outlook Background to our conceptions|Conceptions and misconceptions The importance of self-control Methods for changing behaviour Consequence and structure Conceptions of the causes of behaviour|Adjustment of demands Methods of adjusting demands Ability to respond to demands|Stress factors : a model for explaining chaos The effects of stress Basic stress factors Situational stress factors Warning signs Signs of chaos Protective or calming factors|When conflict happens : keeping it calm Theories of affect and emotion contagion The low-arousal approach Creating diversions Confrontation or intervention? Conflict-seeking service-users|Looking to the future Fundamental principles Leaving the past behind
Summary: "This practical guide explains how to reassess difficult situations and offers easy and effective strategies for eliciting positive responses without resorting to restraint and punishment. Based on the successful low-arousal approach, it is a proven method of stepping away from distress and towards calm, improving the quality of life of everyone involved. Helpful examples covering a wide range of developmental disabilities from autism to Down's syndrome in both adults and children illustrate the positive changes that can be achieved." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Autism with high needs in the classroom. June 2019 | Bo Hejlskov Elven Oct 2019 CM | WDSA education workshop. May 2021
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"This practical guide explains how to reassess difficult situations and offers easy and effective strategies for eliciting positive responses without resorting to restraint and punishment. Based on the successful low-arousal approach, it is a proven method of stepping away from distress and towards calm, improving the quality of life of everyone involved. Helpful examples covering a wide range of developmental disabilities from autism to Down's syndrome in both adults and children illustrate the positive changes that can be achieved." - BOOK JACKET

Challenging behaviour : definitions and theories
What is challenging behaviour?
Dangerous behaviour? Or just difficult
Throwing the blame on somebody else
History : theories and therapies
A new outlook
Background to our conceptions|Conceptions and misconceptions
The importance of self-control
Methods for changing behaviour
Consequence and structure
Conceptions of the causes of behaviour|Adjustment of demands
Methods of adjusting demands
Ability to respond to demands|Stress factors : a model for explaining chaos
The effects of stress
Basic stress factors
Situational stress factors
Warning signs
Signs of chaos
Protective or calming factors|When conflict happens : keeping it calm
Theories of affect and emotion contagion
The low-arousal approach
Creating diversions
Confrontation or intervention?
Conflict-seeking service-users|Looking to the future
Fundamental principles
Leaving the past behind

Patron comment on 30/03/2016

Some good information and explanations, particularly relating to stress and conflict.

Patron comment on

This book would be useful for families who have someone who is nonverbal or with limited speech like my nearly 6 year old son.

Patron comment on

In my opinion so far this book is very very helpful. Techniques and principles in this book made my job easier as it gave me more knowledge to understand people with intellectual disabilities.

Patron comment on

Excellent book with detailed answers on the subject matters required

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