Angelman Syndrome: Communication, Educational and Related Considerations


Stephen N. Calculator

DOI: 10.2174/97816810811681150101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-116-8, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-68108-117-5

Indexed in: EBSCO

Individuals with Angelman Syndrome (AS) present many unique challenges to professionals, parents and others who are committed to maxim...[view complete introduction]
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Application of Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

- Pp. 217-243 (27)

Jane Summers


This chapter provides an overview of challenging behavior in children and adults with Angelman syndrome and outlines possible reasons regarding how and why it may develop. Approaches to address challenging behavior that are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis are presented, along with ways to replace challenging behavior with socially acceptable skills. Case examples are used to illustrate assessment and intervention procedures, with a focus on prevention of challenging behavior and functional communication training.

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