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Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors

Matson, Johnny L. (Ed.)

2012, IV, 264 p. 5 illus.

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From the reviews:

“This text was well-written and flows well. … The authors labor on about how functional assessments are implemented, which undoubtedly would be useful detail for a beginning practitioner or college student. … this is a useful resource for college students as well as clinicians practicing in evidence-based child mental health. The editors were able to summarize pertinent research in a wide area and condense it into a logical sequence. They were able to describe challenging behaviors and the importance of functional assessments.” (Karen Li, Courageous Psychology, karenlipsychology.blogspot.com.au, July, 2013)

"Those from fields of clinical psychology, school psychology, applied behavior analysis, pediatric psychiatry, social work, and developmental psychology, will appreciate the review and update of essential theory and applied information offered in this volume... For those using applied behavior analysis, the text addresses current issues and questions in the field, with the newest findings about the application of functional analysis to challenging behaviors... The book provides a clear, cogent presentation about where behaviorism has come from conceptually, what changes and advancements have occurred, and where things have landed." (Julie Nelson, Psychology Times, Vol. 4 (10), June 2013)

“Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors provides clinicians the foundational knowledge needed to teach parents how to understand the causes of behavior in order to change future behavioral responses … . Matson and colleagues describe the technology and methods that are essential for clinicians who want to work with families where presenting concerns are complex and difficult behavioral problems. The book provides a summary of the techniques and methods for analyzing behavior in the context of environmental antecedents and consequences.” (Carol Naumann McKarrin, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (16), April, 2013)

“This book discusses applying behavior theory to difficult behaviors including self-injurious behavior (SIB), stereotypic behavior, aggressive behavior, and feeding disorders. … This book is easy to read and contains good information to assist clinicians in addressing problematic behaviors. … This book does a good job of providing answers for assessing and treating problematic behaviors. … The book should be in the libraries of clinicians and researchers who are assisting individuals with more serious/persistent behavior problems.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2012)



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