Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Adaptive Behavior Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Evidence-Based Practices Across the Life Span

Editors: Lang, Russell, Sturmey, Peter (Eds.)

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  • Details strategies for teaching adaptive behaviors to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the life span
  • Addresses functional life skills ranging from basic hygiene tasks (e.g., bathing, brushing teeth) to more complex skills (e.g., driving)
  • Describes interventions relating to recreation, play, and leisure 
  • Discusses strategies for maintaining independence and safety in community settings 
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About this book

This book examines strategies for teaching adaptive behavior across the lifespan to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who regularly experience difficulty learning the skills necessary for daily living. It details evidence-based practices for functional life skills, ranging from teaching such basic hygiene as bathing, brushing teeth, and dressing to more complex skills, including driving. In addition, the volume describes interventions relating to recreation, play, and leisure as well as those paramount for maintaining independence and safety in community settings (e.g., abduction prevention skills for children). The book details existing evidence-based practices as well as how to perform the interventions.

Key areas of coverage include:

  • Basic hygiene as bathing, brushing teeth, and dressing.
  • Advanced, complex skills, including driving, recreation, play, and leisure.
  • Skills to maintain independence and safety in community settings, including abduction prevention skills for children.
  • Teaching new technology skills, such as using mobile telephones and apps as well as surfing the web.
  • Training caregivers to promote and support adaptive behavior.
  • Use of evidence-based practices for teaching and supporting adaptive behavior for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.

Adaptive Behavior Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is an essential reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other scientist-practitioners in developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, clinical child and school psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, and special education.

About the authors

Russell Lang, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Special Education and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers and multiple book chapters concerning the education and treatment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His primary research interest is in the treatment of challenging behaviors and the acquisition of play and leisure skills in children with autism spectrum disorders.

Peter Sturmey, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. He has published more than 210 articles, 60 chapters, 25 books and more than 250 presentations, mostly in the areas of developmental disabilities and applied behavior analysis.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Adaptive Behavior and Functional Life Skills Across the Lifespan: Conceptual and Measurement Issues

    Pages 1-20

    Tassé, Marc J.

  • Interventions to Support Feeding in People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pages 21-45

    Penrod, Becky (et al.)

  • Empirically Supported Strategies for Teaching Personal Hygiene Skills to People with Intellectual Disabilities

    Pages 47-72

    McLay, Laurie (et al.)

  • Teaching Communication Skills to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Pages 73-102

    Sigafoos, Jeff

  • Teaching Academic Skills to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disability

    Pages 103-135

    Kim, So Yeon (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66441-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66440-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Behavior Strategies for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Book Subtitle
Evidence-Based Practices Across the Life Span
Editors
  • Russell Lang
  • Peter Sturmey
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66441-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66441-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66440-4
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations
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