Virginia Child Protection Newsletter
This useful book for managing and adjusting difficult behaviors offers a fresh perspective on methods for working with people with Autism and other developmental disabilities.... The use of methods addressed in this very readable book can positively affect the lives of t hsoe with Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Elven writes with the compassion and clarity that come from years of working with service-users and their caregivers. He knows his subject very well and can communicate both the theory behind his ideas and their practical application. Examples are plentiful, and include not only stories about service-users but more subtle ones that center on people without developmental difficulties. Elven often uses himself as an example of how healthy people can still react badly to adverse conditions. We all have ways in which we struggle, and when the parallels are pointed out between people who do and who do not have developmental disabilities; it's easier to reach understanding and to maintain professional compassion. Life with a service-user sometimes seems like an endless confrontation. Elven shows that with a few changes and a different way of understanding, a better quality of life may be obtained for all.
The Midwest Book Review
Bo Hejlskov Elven's NO FIGHTING, NO BITING, NO SCREAMING offers a fine survey of behaviors that are triggered by environment, showing how to change these problems with alternative strategies to evoke positive responses. Examples cover a range of developmental disabilities that use these behavior patterns and offer concrete ideas for changing them, making this key for health and education collections alike.
British Journal of Occupational Therapy
The author clearly has vast experience in this field and short case studies are used throughout. These are often encouraging, demonstrating examples of solutions for what the book term "unproductive behaviour". '