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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Jan;23(1):41-55. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2013.07.003. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

Using communication to reduce challenging behaviors in individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Vermont, 407 Pomeroy Hall, 489 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405, USA. Electronic address: Tiffany.Hutchins@uvm.edu.

Abstract

This article describes the relationship between expressive communication impairments and common challenging behaviors in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability. The communication challenges of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Intellectual Disability are described and several evidence-based intervention strategies are proposed to support communication so as to decrease challenging behaviors. Recommendations for practice are offered.

KEYWORDS:

Autism Spectrum Disorder; Behavior; Communication; Intellectual Disability; Intervention

PMID:
24231166
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2013.07.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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