By John Clements
Individuals with developmental disabilities occasionally behave in ways in which others, or they themselves, regard as complicated. This unique booklet is set what practitioners can do to make feel of these behaviors in order that contributors will be extra successfully supported. the writer deals sensible techniques for amassing and reading information regarding behaviors, in partnership with the person involved, for you to achieve an invaluable knowing of why a selected habit happens. The inclusion of case histories, with corresponding habit plans, truly demonstrates the real-life program of review tools. With its robust emphasis at the significance of building equitable, respectful relationships among pros and other people with studying disabilities, it is a booklet that pros fascinated about the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities will locate worthy.
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We have to find ways of offsetting our social baggage – to seek an equitable and respectful relationship, and to wrestle with the devil of power. Yet we have to be a force for change. Things should stay good or improve for the other as a result of our participation in the journey. What models can we have? How should we call ourselves? Friend does not sound right. Partner, in the business sense? Mentor? Coach? Guide? Teacher? Some of us may have a formal role with attached authority (for example, teacher in a society where schooling is compulsory).
We recognize also that some groups are especially vulnerable to victimization in this way. Powerlessness…again Skills and knowledge can be a source of power, lack of them a major disadvantage. Membership of a privileged, high status group can be a source of power (‘good family’, ‘right skin color’, ‘right religion’, ‘good old boy’). Membership of a low status, socially despised group makes you vulnerable…even if you have skills and knowledge. Money is a source of power, lack of it a disadvantage.
Rutter, M. ’ Development and Psychopathology 12, 375–406. Zarkowska, E. and Clements, J. (1994) Problem Behaviour and People with Severe Learning Disabilities: The STAR Approach. London: Chapman & Hall. chapter 4 The Tool Box John Clements and Neil Martin Chapter One Establishing the Assessment Agenda Chapter Two Relationships in Assessment – The Empathy Mode Chapter Three Relationships in Assessment – The Analytic Mode Chapter Four The Tool Box Chapter Five Extracting Meaning from the Information Gathered Chapter Six The Behavioral Explorer Assessment System Chapter Seven The Stories We Can Tell Chapter Eight Organizing the Practice Chapter Nine Last Words 60 The Tool Box 61 This chapter will look at how to focus an assessment and gather information so that the reasons for a behavior are likely to be clarified.