When an individual engages in Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB) it is incredibly stressful for both parents and professionals. Understanding and Treating Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective is designed to help both family members and professionals analyze self injurious behavior and form a plan for treatment.
Each chapter of this book is written by a leading expert in SIB. Pulling together over 50 years of research this book begins with an explanation of what SIB is and its various forms. Next, it outlines several possible causes for self injury such as hormonal imbalances in teenagers, gastrointestinal conditions, stress, and more.
The third part of the book covers a variety of treatment options available for SIB, including nutritional, medical, psychiatric, sensory, and behavioral approaches. It encourages you to use a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach while working with this challenging behavior.
Size: 6.8 x 0.7 x 9.7 inches