Synopses & Reviews
This nontechnical and absorbing text describes how the interactive process of "learning to listen" provides practical alternatives to overly controlling behavior modification techniques. Written for support and other service providers working with people with intellectual disabilities, this book includes compelling and detailed case studies that illustrate possible positive approaches and reveal how people with disabilities can take control of their lives.
Common-sense solutions to behavioral difficulties.
This accessible and absorbing text describes how the interactive process of learning to listen can help support providers replace overly controlling behavior modification techniques with thoughtful, practical alternatives. ;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.
About the Author
Herbert Lovett, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Boston, Massachusetts, and a program coordinator with the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. He has worked throughout the Northern Hemisphere to promote inclusive supports in and equal access to education, work, housing, and human rights. He is the author of Cognitive Counseling and Persons with Special Needs (1985) and a past president of the Autism National Committee.
Table of Contents
Foreword, by Nancy R. Thaler
- Learning to Listen
- The Politics of Labeling Behavior
- The Policies of Behaviorism
- The Hierarchy of Control
- People Who Hurt Themselves
- Choices and Challenges
References: Literature Cited
Appendix A: The Expositor; or Many Mysteries Unraveled
Appendix B: Handicap Consciousness