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Pica in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Peter Sturmey
  • Don E. Williams

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Foundational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 3-18
    3. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 19-28
    4. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 29-38
  3. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 41-63
    3. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 65-79
    4. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 81-101
    5. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 103-113
    6. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 115-132
    7. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 133-140
  4. Emerging Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Peter Sturmey, Don E. Williams
      Pages 143-164
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-182

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the clinical phenomenon of pica. It focuses specifically on the disorder as it presents in children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID). Initial chapters introduce current theories and definitions, followed by a more detailed examination of how developmental disabilities complicate diagnosis and intervention. The volume describes evidence-based and clinically sound approaches to the treatment and prevention of pica in school and adult clinical settings, ranging from behavioral treatment to function-based interventions. In addition, it discusses common diagnostic, client, and provider issues that result in pica remaining undetected among individuals with ASD and ID.

Featured topics include:
  • Definition of pica in accessible terms, differentiating between various forms of the disorder.
  • Issues and practical methods of prevention and treatment of pica in developmentally disabled persons.
  • Functional and behavioral assessment methods for pica in individuals with ASD and ID.
  • A range of effective behavioral and nonbehavioral treatments for pica.
  • Illustrative cases and service delivery challenges.
  • Areas for future research and practice.
Pica in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians and other professionals, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, behavior analysis/therapy, and social work as well as child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatrics, family studies, and special education.

Keywords

Anemia and pica Antecedent and pica Applied behavior analysis and pica Asperger syndrome and pica Behavior disorders and pica Behavior modification and pica Developmental disabilities and pica Functional analysis and pica Functional assessment and pica Hand mouthing and pica Intellectual disabilities and pica Iron deficiency and pica Mental retardation and pica Pica and autism Positive punishment and pica Reinforcement and pica Self-injury and pica Sickle cell disease and pica

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Sturmey
    • 1
  • Don E. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.City University of New YorkQueens CollegeFLUSHINGUSA
  2. 2.Williams Behavioral ConsultingRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-30798-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30796-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30798-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-9238
  • Buy this book on publisher's site