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No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming

How to Make Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Bo Hejlskov Elvén

Paperback: £13.99 / $19.95

2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-126-2, BIC 2: VFJD JNS

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Fighting, biting, screaming and other behaviours that challenge the people dealing with them are often triggered by unsuitable surroundings or unrealistic demands. In this fresh and effective approach, Bo Hejlskov Elvén shows how identifying and adapting these problem areas can dramatically improve behaviour in people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

This practical book explains how to reassess difficult situations and offers easy and effective strategies for eliciting positive responses without resorting to restraint and punishment. Based on the successful low-arousal approach, it is a proven method of stepping away from distress and towards calm, improving the quality of life of everyone involved. Helpful examples covering a wide range of developmental disabilities from autism to Down's Syndrome illustrate the positive changes that can be achieved.

This empowering book will be invaluable to anyone attempting to deal with unproductive behaviour in individuals with developmental disabilities, whether at home or in a professional environment.

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An Interview with Bo Hejlskov Elvén: Making Behaving Positively Possible for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

22 September 2010

"Most of the methods used in changing challenging behaviours contain a degree of force or lack of respect for the choices of the service-user. My main principle is that the service-user always has the right to say 'no'. My job is to encourage her say 'yes'. That means that if she says 'no', I need to figure out what I did wrong. In that way I actually can change her behaviour by focusing on my own behaviour, not on hers."