1. Introduction.- Part I: Organizational Preparedness.- 2. Importance of Organizational Infrastructure.- 3. Peer Review.- 4. Evidence-Based Practice and Crisis Intervention.- 5. Empirically-Supported Staff Selection, Training, and Management Strategies.- 6. The Use of Protective Equipment in the Management of Severe Behavior Disorders.- 7. Therapeutic Restraint and Protective Holding.- Part II: Crisis Identification and Acknowledgement.- 8. Assessment of Problem Behavior.- 9. Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior.- 10. Assessment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders.- 11. Unique Considerations of Prader-Willi Syndrome.- 12. The Motivation for Self-Injury: Looking Backward to Move Forward.- 13. Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders in Individuals with Intellectual Disability.- 14. Involving Family in the Prevention and Intervention of Behavior Problems in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.- Part III: Navigating the Continuum of Care.- 15. Legal and Ethical Issues.- 16. Less to More Restrictive Settings: Policy and Planning Considerations.- 17. How to Make Effective Evaluation of Psychotropic Drug Effects in People with Developmental Disabilities and Self-injurious Behavior.- 18. Consultation in Public School Settings.- 19. Home-Based Services.- 20. Components of a Private School Program Serving Children and Adolescents with Severe Problem Behavior.- 21. Treating Severe Problem Behavior within Intensive Day-Treatment Programs.- 22. Intensive Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders.- 23. Outpatient Units.- 24. Intensive Outpatient Services.- 25. Do Good, Take Data, Get a Life, and Make a Meaningful Difference in Providing Residential Services.
Synthesizes a vast literature and integrates findings into a comprehensive review of services for addressing behavioral crises in individuals with developmental disabilities
Details the decision-making process for treatment or program placement
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Addresses a broad range of developmental disabilities and topics, from legal issues to organizational preparedness