No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming: How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

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Published USA, 2010
Fighting, biting, screaming and other behaviours that challenge are often triggered by unsuitable surroundings or unrealistic demands. In this fresh approach, Bo Hejlskov Elven shows how identifying and examining these problem areas can dramatically improve behaviour in people with autism and other developmental disabilities. The book explains how to reassess difficult situations and offers 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.

CONTENTS
Challenging Behaviour: Definitions and Theories
Conceptions and Misconceptions
Adjustment of Demands
Stress Factors: A Model for Explaining Chaos
When Conflict Happens: Keeping It Calm
Looking to the Future

Bo Hejlskov Elven is a clinical psychologist based in Sweden.
Paperback. 240 pages


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