Provocative Language - A Misunderstood Behavior - Autism, ADHD, TBI, and Tourette Syndrome

Provocative Language provides information on the interface between psychological practice, applied behavioral analysis, and social cognition training in an area that effects the education and welfare of children with specific disabilities like Autism, ADHD, TBI, and Tourette Syndrome. It provides insights on working with schools, mental health providers, and the criminal justice system. It describes principles for best practices and recommends procedures to be followed in IEP and goal development.

This book is a manual for interagency practice related to the understanding of behaviors that are misinterpreted and thus result in inappropriate interventions.  It also addresses the disability cultural realities and insights related to working with unique behavioral presentations specific to disabilities. This book includes a wide range of expertise necessary for: psychology, community psychology, mental health, neuropsychology, family and parents, educational psychology, behavioral analysis, as well as child, adolescent and school psychology. Dr. Lewis addresses the shared responsibilities and accountability that are loss through system gaps, due to agencies being under supported and not provided adequate training.

This information has prevented inappropriate CYS and Police involvement with children, by accurately identifying certain behaviors as a manifestation of their disability. This book will assist educational professionals, parents, and education advocates in providing appropriate and individualized services based on accurate identification of the student’s social, emotional, functional and behavioral needs. It is the hope that this will assist those involved with the student’s school evaluations and IEP development in addressing and implementing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the nation's special education law that provides protections and rights for children with disabilities.

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