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Booklist for professionals

 

This list is not comprehensive but gives details of some of the key books and articles relating to challenging behaviour.

Additionally, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation offers a wide range of information sheets about challenging behaviour and related topics. All information sheets are available to download free of charge from our website here

 

Download a PDF version of this booklist here. 

 

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Challenging behaviour

EMERSON, E., & EINFELD, S     (2011, 3rd edition)

Challenging Behaviour

Cambridge University Press     ISBN: 9780521728935     

Available on Amazon and BILD

 

HUBERT, J     (1997, 2nd edition)

At home and alone: families and young adults with challenging behaviour. In J. Bornat, J. Johnson, C. Pereira, D. Pilgrim, & F. Williams (Eds),  Community Care: A Reader (Chapter 12)

Macmillan Press     ISBN: 0 33369847 9     

Available on Amazon 

 

SIGAFOOS, J., ARTHUR, M., & O’REILLY, M     (2003)

Challenging behaviour and developmental disability

Whurr     ISBN: 1 86156 378 7     

Available on Amazon or Abe Books

 

 

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

HARDY, S., & JOYCE, T     (2011)

Challenging behaviour: A handbook: Practical resource addressing ways of providing positive behavioural support to people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is described as challenging

Pavilion Publishing     ISBN: 1908066490     

Available on Amazon and BILD

 

KOEGEL, L., KOEGEL, R., & DUNLAP, G     (1996)

Positive behavioral support: Including people with difficult behavior in the community

Brookes Publishing Co     ISBN: 1557662282     

Available on Amazon

 

POSITIVE BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT (PBS) COALITION UK

Positive Behavioural Support: A Competence Framework

PBS Coalition UK           Free download from pbscoalition.blogspot.uk

 

TIZARD LEARNING DISABILITY REVIEW     (2005)

Volume 10, Issue 2. Special edition with a focus on Positive Behaviour Support

Pavilion          

Free to download on Emerald Insight

 

 

Strategies and interventions

BALL, T., BUSH, A., & EMERSON, E     (2004)

Psychological interventions for severely challenging behaviours shown by people with learning disabilities: Clinical practice guidelines

Faculty for Learning Disabilities: The British Psychological Society                  ISBN: 1 85433 402 6    

Available at www.westerncare.com/uploads/2008/challenging.pdf

 

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD)     (2004)

Factsheet: Intensive interaction

BILD     Free download from BILD and Mencap websites

 

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD)     (2010)

Factsheet: De-escalation and Deaf people

BILD     Free download from BILD website

 

CARR, E., LEVIN, L.,  McCONNACHIE, G., CARLSON, J., KEMP, D.,                    & SMITH, C     (1994)

Communication-based intervention for problem behaviour: A user’s guide for producing positive change

Brookes Publishing Company     ISBN: 1 55766 159 6     

Available on Amazon, on BILD, and through Brookes Publishing Company

 

HASTINGS, R., & BECK, A     (2004)

Practitioner review: Stress intervention for parents of children with intellectual disabilities

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,45, 1338-1349

Available for a fee on Wiley Online Library

 

LOVETT, H     (1996)

Learning to listen: Positive approaches and people with difficult behaviour

Brookes Publishing Co     ISBN: 9781557661647   

Available 2nd hand on Amazon 

 

LUISELLI, J     (2006)

Antecedent assessment and intervention. Supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities in community settings

Brookes     ISBN: 1 55766 849 3     

Available on Amazon

 

McDONNELL, A     (2010)

Managing aggressive behaviour in care settings: Understanding and applying low arousal approaches

Wiley-Blackwell     ISBN: 0470512318     

Available on Amazon or Wiley Online Library

 

NIND, M., & HEWETT, D     (2001)

A practical guide to intensive interaction

Kidderminster: BILD publications     ISBN: 9781902519630            

Available on Amazon

 

STENFERT KROESE, B., DAGNAN, D., & LOUMIDIS, K (Eds)     (1997)

Cognitive-behaviour therapy for people with learning disabilities

Routeledge     ISBN  978-0-415-12751-6     

Available on Amazon

 

 

Restrictive practices

ALLEN, D     (2003)

Ethical approaches to physical interventions vol I: Responding to challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities

Kidderminster: BILD     ISBN  1904082386     

Available on BILD and through Amazon.

 

ALLEN, D     (2003)

Ethical approaches to physical interventions vol II: Changing the agenda

Kidderminster: BILD     ISBN   9781905218110     

Available on BILD and through Amazon.

 

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD)     (2009)

Factsheet: Time out and seclusion

BILD     Currently under review (July 2015) - available free on BILD website soon

 

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD)     (2008)

Factsheet: Chemical restraint

BILD     Free download from BILD website

 

DEB, S., CLARKE, D., & UNWIN, G     (2006)

Using medication to manage behaviour problems among adults with a learning disability

University of Birmingham     Free download from University of Birmingham website 

 

HARRIS, J., CORNICK, M., JEFFERSON, A., & MILLS, R     (2008, 2nd edition)

Physical interventions. A policy framework.

BILD     ISBN: 9781905218042     

Available on Amazon and BILD

 

LYON, C., & PIMOR, A     (2004)

Physical interventions and the law: Legal issues arising from the use of physical interventions in supporting children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and severe challenging behaviour  

BILD     ISBN: 1 904082 734     

Available on the BILD website

 

 

Law and policy

BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES (BILD)     (2009)

Factsheet: Human Rights Act

BILD     Free download from BILD website

 

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE       (2007)

Mental capacity act 2005. Code of practice

London: TS     ISBN:978 0 11 7037465     

Available on Amazon, on www.gov.uk and on BILD

 

 

Commissioning and developing services

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION       (2014)

Ensuring quality services: Core principles for the commissioning of services for children, young people, adults and older people with learning disabilities and/or autism who display or are at risk of displaying behaviour that challenges

Local Government Association        Free download from www.local.gov.uk     

 

MANSELL REPORT, The     (2007)

Services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour or mental health needs: Report of a project group.  Revised edition

Department of Health     Free download from Department of Health website

 

ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS, BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS     (2007)

Challenging behaviour: A unified approach. Clinical and service guidelines for supporting people with learning disabilities who are at risk of receiving abusive or restrictive practices

The Royal College of Psychiatrists     CR144     

Free to download from the British Psychological Society website

 

 

Autism and challenging behaviour

CLEMENTS, J., & ZARKOWSKA, E     (2000)

Behavioural concerns and autistic spectrum disorders: Explanations and strategies for change

London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers     ISBN: 9781853027420     

Available on Amazon and BILD

 

WHITAKER, P     (2002)

Challenging behaviour and autism. Making sense – making progress. A guide to parenting and managing challenging behaviour for parents and teachers

The National Autistic Society     ISBN: 1 899280 5 1 3     £15.95

Available on Amazon 

 

 

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation would like to thank Peter McGill for his help in compiling this list.

Last updated July 2015

 

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