Description - Deafness and Challenging Behaviour by Sally Austen
Challenging behaviours, such as aggression and violence, are more common in deaf people than hearing people. Filling a crucial gap in the international market, this book will appeal equally to those who work occasionally or entirely with Deaf or hearing impaired client groups of all ages. Multi-disciplinary professionals with specialist knowledge of working with deaf people explore aspects of mild to severe challenging behaviour with reference to its cause, assessment, prevention and management. This book will be of relevance to professionals and carers involved in the delivery of actual and potential aggression management in the fields of * Mental health* Education* Learning disability* Speech and language therapy* Prison and forensic services* Audiology* Nursing International contributors, providing a wealth of easily accessible knowledge, consider this extremely heterogeneous group from neurological, behavioural, socio-political, service user, psychodynamic and systemic perspectives.
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Author Biography - Sally Austen
Sally Austen is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and author who has specialised in the field of mental health and deafness for 15 years. She has worked with deaf people with mental health problems, deafened adults in health psychology and audiology problems, deafened adults in health psychology and audiology fora and with cochlear implant programs. She has special interest in the prevention of mental health problems in deaf people, non-organic deafness and interpreter training. Dave Jeffery is a Violence and Personal Safety Specialist Advisor and has worked with deaf people for ten years. He is currently employed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust Risk Management Department.