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Early development of self-injurious behaviour in young children with intellectual disabilities

Murphy, Glynis H., Berkson, G. (2000) Early development of self-injurious behaviour in young children with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44. p. 406. Blackwell (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:16446)

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Abstract

Self-injurious behaviour (SIB) can be an extremely troublesome and sometimes life-threatening behaviour in people with learning disabilities. Current theoretical models of SIB, derived from prevalence and intervention studies, have been based on known risk and maintenance factors for self-injury. However, extremely little is known about the emergence of SIB. Recent research in the USA has examined the stereotyped behaviour and SIB of young children in early intervention programmes. This researchhas demonstrated that SIB and potentially SIB occur in children with severe disabilities who are younger than 3 years old. Recent research in the UK has examined SIB in young children in special schools and in very young children with Lesch–Nyhan syndrome. Evidence also exists of SIB and proto-SIB in these children, and there is often a background of stereotyped behaviours and/or minor illnesses. Using some methods of analysis, it was possible to predict which children’s SIB would escalate over short periods (e.g.18 months). These children are now being followed-up and the data from the study are reported. The theoretical and service implications of these findings are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x
Additional information: Meeting Abstract
Subjects: L Education
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2009 13:48 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16446 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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