Handbook of Crisis Intervention and Developmental Disabilities

  • Derek D. Reed
  • Florence D. DiGennaro Reed
  • James K. Luiselli

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Derek D. Reed
    Pages 1-4
  3. Organizational Preparedness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Mark R. Dixon, Amy K. Loukus
      Pages 7-26
    3. James K. Luiselli
      Pages 27-48
    4. Lindsay Maffei-Almodovar, Peter Sturmey
      Pages 49-69
    5. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Jason M. Hirst, Veronica J. Howard
      Pages 71-85
    6. Wayne W. Fisher, Nicole M. Rodriguez, Kevin C. Luczynski, Michael E. Kelley
      Pages 87-105
    7. Derek D. Reed, James K. Luiselli, Jonathan R. Miller, Brent A. Kaplan
      Pages 107-120
  4. Crisis Identification and Acknowledgement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Brian C. Belva, Megan A. Hattier, Johnny L. Matson
      Pages 123-146
    3. Pamela L. Neidert, Griffin W. Rooker, Makenzie W. Bayles, Jonathan R. Miller
      Pages 147-167
    4. Meeta R. Patel
      Pages 169-182
    5. Claudia L. Dozier, Joseph D. Dracobly, Steven W. Payne
      Pages 183-198
    6. Jennifer McComas, Frank J. Symons
      Pages 199-211
  5. Navigating the Continuum of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Jan Bowen Sheldon, Jennifer A. L. Sheldon-Sherman
      Pages 261-279
    3. Mitchell L. Yell, Erik Drasgow
      Pages 281-297
    4. Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Sarah R. Jenkins
      Pages 317-329
    5. Jonathan Tarbox, Angela Persicke, Amy Kenzer
      Pages 331-349
    6. Daniel M. Fienup, Amy Baranek, Jennifer Derderian, Maria Knox, Gary M. Pace
      Pages 351-365
    7. Nathan A. Call, Natalie A. Parks, Andrea R. Reavis
      Pages 367-391
    8. Suzanne M. Milnes, Cathleen C. Piazza
      Pages 393-408
    9. David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg, Kelly M. Schieltz, Patrick W. Romani, Yaniz C. Padilla Dalmau
      Pages 409-422
    10. Joel E. Ringdahl
      Pages 423-439
    11. Michael C. Strouse, James A. Sherman, Jan Bowen Sheldon
      Pages 441-465
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 467-482

About this book


The Handbook of Crisis Intervention and Developmental Disabilities synthesizes a substantive range of evidence-based research on clinical treatments as well as organizational processes and policy. This comprehensive resource examines the concept of behavioral crisis in children and adults with special needs and provides a data-rich trove of research-into-practice findings. Emphasizing continuum-of-care options and evidence-based best practices, the volume examines crisis interventions across diverse treatment settings, including public and private schools, nonacademic residential settings as well as outpatient and home-based programs.

Key coverage includes:

  • Assessment of problem behaviors.
  • Co-occurring psychiatric disorders in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Family members’ involvement in prevention and intervention.
  • Intensive treatment in pediatric feeding disorders.
  • Therapeutic restraint and protective holding.
  • Effective evaluation of psychotropic drug effects.

The Handbook of Crisis Intervention and Developmental Disabilities is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child, school, developmental, and counseling psychology, clinical social work, behavior therapy/analysis, and special education as well as other related professionals working across a continuum of service delivery settings.


Comorbid psychiatric issues Crisis intervention Destructive behavior Developmental disabilities Evidence-based practices Family involvement Feeding disorders and units Functional analysis Home-based services Inpatient units Legal considerations Outpatient units Peer review Policy and planning considerations Prader-Willi Syndrome Private school placement Problem behaviors Protective equipment Protective holding Psychopharmacology and self-injury Residential services School consultation Staff training Therapeutic restraint

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek D. Reed
    • 1
  • Florence D. DiGennaro Reed
    • 2
  • James K. Luiselli
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. Applied Behavioral ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2., Dept. Applied Behavioral ScienceUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  3. 3.May InstituteRandolphUSA

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