Chapter 8

Application of Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in Addressing Challenging Behaviors of Individuals with Angelman Syndrome

Jane Summers

Abstract

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.

Total Pages: 217-243 (27)

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