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    Self-Injurious Behavior

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    display elf-injurious behaviour by slapping his face and then repeating the phrase ‘stop slapping face’. I chose this incident from my clinical diary as I feel that the self-injurious behaviour that ‘John’ exhibited is an interesting and difficult Nursing problem and one, which affected my ability to care for him. Rather than focussing on the self-injury specifically related to ‘John’s’ case, I will examine the possible ways to manage self-injurious behaviour

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    Decreasing Self-injurious Behavior Self-injurious behavior refers to repeated responses made by individuals that are directed toward themselves and result in tissue damage or physical harm. Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is found in some individuals with severe mental retardation, but it is a characteristic most often associated with multiple disabilities. Nevertheless, some children and youths with normal intelligence and language skills indulge in SIB. The intent usually is to injure themselves

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    types of behaviors can cause harm or damage to themselves or others, this includes physical or verbal aggression, tantrums, property destruction and self-injury (Minshawl, et al., 2014). This paper will focus on self-injurious behavior better known as SIB, the effects it has on the individual, its potential causes and the medications, treatments or intervention methods that can be beneficial in reducing SIB. There are numerous theories and hypothesis in relation to what causes these behaviors, included

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    Self- injury, also known as self mutilation, self harm, and cutting , among other terms, has been referred to as the "fasting growing adolescent behavior problem" with the average age of onset between 11 and 15 years (Alfonso, M. L., & Kaur, R. 2012). This behavior of self-injury is defined as repetitive, impulsive, non lethal harming of oneself. Self directed act which results in tissue damage. Cutting wrist, arms or legs is the most common practice. Self-injurious behaviors (SIB) was previously

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    Albert Einstein, a world genius behind the famous E=mc², Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart, the two great maestros who altered the face of classical music, and Keanu Reeves, a versatile Hollywood actor who rose to the ranks of fame and fortune: great achievements by great people. All these men have two things in common. History, that each of them had made in their own fields, and gifts, that have driven them to their fullest. Who would have thought that their being “extraordinary” could bring

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    Autism

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    the brain. Autism is four more times prevalent in boys than girls. Autism shows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries. Family income, lifestyle and educational levels do not affect the chance of autism's occurrence. Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in as many and one in 500 individuals. In this essay, I will discuss the signs and symptoms of autism, types of autism, the diagnosis of autism and studies done on autism. Autism affects the normal development of the

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    Review of “Toward a Functional Analysis of Self-Injury” An alarming and surprisingly common behavior among some developmentally disabled individuals is self-injurious behavior. The severity of this ranges from mild nail-biting to very severe head-banging or choking. This can be quite alarming for caregivers, other children, and can present a serious danger to the child engaging in the behavior. While such behavior would seem to be maladaptive, there is evidence that it is in fact learned through

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    Common behaviors exhibited by individuals on the Autism Spectrum are labeled as disruptive and self injurious. Fortunately, these behaviors, that can be dangerous to the Autistic individual and others around them, can be managed with psychopharmacological treatment. Behaviors that often times fall under the category of common disruptive and self injurious behaviors, according to Ji, Capone and Kaufmann (2011), are irritability, impulsivity, having temper tantrums and yelling at inappropriate times

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    Theory Of Self Mutilation

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    Self-mutilation is becoming more and more prevalent in society today, specifically in Western culture. In fact, reports say that it is “estimated that 3 million people in the USA choose to cut, burn or cause other types of tissue destruction to themselves” (Hicks & Hinck, p. 408, 2008). As psychologists begin to take a more in-depth look into the complexity of this behavior, discussion and analytical thought are starting to emerge. With that comes discussion and debate on functions, attributes, antecedents

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    well as identify the different dimensions of behavior, identify appropriate measurements for a target behavior, and identify the appropriate methods of collecting data on that target behavior. For this project, we were asked to choose a student with disabilities from our classroom and complete a project to examine a method of improving the student’s behavior. I focused my research project on reducing the duration of tantrums with self-injurious behaviors by presenting the student with vibratory stimulation

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