Severe Behavior Problems: A Functional Communication Training Approach (Treatment Manuals for Practitioners) (Paperback)
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This book provides the practitioner with step-by-step instructions for implementing functional communication training. A variety of assessment strategies are reviewed for assisting in determining appropriate interventions. The Motivation Assessment Scale--designed to assess the function of problem behavior--is outlined in detail and is accompanied with guidelines for its administration and interpretation. Communication training is then detailed and illustrated using speech, sign language, and augmentative systems as examples. Numerous case examples throughout illuminate both the assessment and intervention strategies.
About the Author
V. Mark Durand, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
"A well-written, practical summary of the most recent and most exciting advances in functional communication training....This book will be a valuable resource for families, teachers, clinicians, and researchers....Dr. Durand is to be congratulated for this excellent, timely contribution."--Robert H. Horner, Ph.D.
"Durand's seminal work represents the `new wave' in the treatment of behavioral problems....The approach enables one to get `inside the head' of the behaviorally troubled individual through a most comprehensive assessment and treatment program."--Robert Gaylord-Ross, Ph.D.
"Durand takes the reader step by step through chapters dealing with assessment, limitations, intervention strategies, and administrative issues....It is a cohesive book suitable for a wide range of professionals."
— Contemporary Psychology
"A valuable resource for practitioners in offering a concise, step-by-step, concrete, yet scientifically based approach to the assessment and intervention of challenging behaviors."
— Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment