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Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • James K. Luiselli


  • Synthesizes research on behavioral prevention and intervention of health issues for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Reviews evidence-based practices from applied behavioral analysis, behavioral medicine/psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy

  • Explores how to treat health problems and reduce risk factors in people with IDDs

  • Examines methodologies for advancing clinical and applied research?


Part of the Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health book series (EBPBH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Maria G. Valdovinos
    Pages 1-19
  3. Keith D. Allen, Sara Kupzyk
    Pages 21-42
  4. Jennifer M. Gillis Mattson, Matthew Roth, Melina Sevlever
    Pages 43-72
  5. Giulio E. Lancioni, Nirbhay N. Singh, Mark F. O’Reilly, Jeff Sigafoos, Doretta Oliva
    Pages 95-115
  6. Raymond G. Miltenberger, Claire A. Spieler
    Pages 117-136
  7. Valerie M. Volkert, Meeta R. Patel, Kathryn M. Peterson
    Pages 137-161
  8. James K. Luiselli
    Pages 163-176
  9. David A. Wilder, Joshua L. Lipschultz
    Pages 177-195
  10. Robert Didden, Joanneke VanDerNagel, Neomi van Duijvenbode
    Pages 197-209
  11. Kimberly Guion, Erin Olufs, Kurt A. Freeman
    Pages 211-229
  12. Jonathan Tarbox, Monica L. Garcia, Megan St. Clair
    Pages 231-255
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-260

About this book


This book discusses the latest evidence-based practices and how they can be implemented to address health problems in people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It offers various intervention and prevention strategies for treating commonly encountered issues in patients with IDD, such as eating and sleeping disorders, repetitive self-harming behaviors, and personal hygiene problems. Primary strategies include encouraging healthful habits, reducing noncompliance and risk-taking behaviors, and direct intervention to promote optimum functioning while reducing discomfort, frustration, and adverse behaviors. In addition, contributors describe training and consultation models to enable readers to work more effectively with practitioners, clinicians, and parents as well as with the patients themselves.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • Compliance with medical routines.
  • Increasing and maintaining exercise and other physical activities.
  • Assistive technologies in severe and multiple disabilities.
  • Substance use and health-related issues.
  • Consultation with medical and healthcare providers.
  • Parent training and support.

Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and other interrelated fields.


Acute health conditions and people with IDDs Applied Behavioral Analysis and IDDs Assistive technologies for severe and multiple disabilities Behavioral consultation for people with IDDs Behavioral psychology and IDDs Body-focused repetitive behavior in people with IDDs Chronic health conditions and people with IDDs Dental care and people with IDDs Health promotion and interventions for people with IDDs Injury prevention and reduction for people with IDDs Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) Interventions and individuals with IDDs Learning and behavior and people with IDDs Medical care and people with IDDs Medical compliance and developmental disabilities Parent training and support and IDDs Personal hygiene training and people with IDDs Prevention and people with IDDs Primary prevention and IDDs Rumination disorders in individuals with IDDs

Editors and affiliations

  • James K. Luiselli
    • 1
  1. 1.North East Educational and DevelopmTewksburyUSA

About the editors

James K. Luiselli, Ed.D., ABPP, BCBA-D, is a Chief Clinical Officer, Clinical Solutions, Inc., and North East Educational and Developmental Support Center, Tewksbury, MA 01876,USA, a private human services and behavioral healthcare organization serving children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disorders, and medically compromised conditions. He also maintains a private practice in educational, clinical, and behavioral consultation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Editors James K. Luiselli
  • Series Title Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Evidence-Based Practices in Behavioral Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27295-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80110-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27297-9
  • Series ISSN 2366-6013
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-6021
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
    Behavioral Therapy
    Social Work
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“This book provides useful information about behavioral issues in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It explores a variety of behavioral disorders and provides intervention strategies. It will be a wonderful addition to the libraries of clinicians and researchers who work with this challenging population.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2016)