1st Edition

Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    338 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    338 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Comprised of chapters written by notable experts in the field, Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities provides an up-to-date, comprehensive assessment of OBM-IDD.

    This edited volume not only provides an overview of the area of OBM-IDD, it also summarizes the extant literature, offers research-to-practice recommendations, and includes operational strategies for building successful service settings. Organizational Behavior Management Approaches for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities synthesizes the published literature and directs practice and research in the areas of assessment and evaluation, training, supervision, and performance improvement, systems interventions, and organizational development. By providing the most contemporary and effective OBM practices derived from evidence-based research findings and recommendations from experienced scientist-practitioners, this book is an integral aid for professionals looking to improve different aspects of service delivery.

    The book is intended principally for professionals within educational, human services, and behavioral healthcare settings serving persons with IDD comprised of psychologists, educators, program administrators, organizational consultants, behavior analysts, and evaluation specialists. In particular, the book should appeal to practicing behavior analysts who hold the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) credential and are seeking professional development within OBM as well as academic instructors and researchers, graduate students, and trainees completing doctoral internships and post-doctoral fellowships.

    Part 1. Introduction

    1: Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management In Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Rita M. Gardner, Frank L. Bird, Helena Maguire, and James K. Luiselli

    Part 2. Assessment and Evaluation

    2: Performance Diagnostic Assessment

    David A. Wilder and Daniel Cymbal

    3: Assessing Employee Preferences for Incentives

    Byron Wine and Trang Doan

    4: Social Validity Assessment

    James K. Luiselli

    Part 3. Training, Supervision, and Performance Improvement

    5: Behavioral Skills Training

    Jason C. Vladescu and Kathleen E. Marano

    6: Performance Management Interventions

    James K. Luiselli

    7: Self-Monitoring and Treatment Integrity

    Jessica L. Doucette, Einar T. Ingvarsson, and Ethan Long

    8: Supervision and Mentoring

    Amber L. Valentino

    Part 4. Systems Interventions

    9: Employee-Focused Incentive-Based Programs

    Amy J. Henley

    10: Safety and Injury Prevention

    Nicole Gravina and Nicholas Matey

    11: Employee Turnover and Workforce Stability

    Michael C. Strouse and Florence D. DiGennaro Reed

    12: Restraint and Restrictive Behavior Management Practices

    Peter Sturmey

    Part 5. Organizational Development

    13: Building a Culturally and Diversity-Sensitive Workforce

    Elizabeth B. Hughes Fong

    14: Organizational Ethics

    Joy S. Pollard, Shawn P. Quigley, and Steve Woolf

    15: Advancing OBM Practice and Research

    Florence D. DiGennaro Reed, Azure J. Pellegrino, Abigail L. Blackman, Tyler G. Erath, Sandra A. Ruby, Matt J. Harbison, and Helena Maguire


    James K. Luiselli, EdD, ABPP, BCBA-D, is Director of Clinical Development and Research, Melmark New England, USA, and Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Program, William James College, USA.

    Rita M. Gardner, MP.H, LABA, BCBA, is President and Chief Executive Officer, Melmark, Inc.

    Frank L. Bird, MEd, BCBA, LABA, is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Melmark, Inc.

    Helena Maguire, MS, LABA, BCBA, is Executive Director, Melmark New England.

    "A wealth of information on Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) for researching and managing human services. Written by prominent OBM researchers and managers, the book covers numerous topics integral to quality service provision. All human service managers should find the content valuable, and even more so for those with a background in OBM or behavior analysis." — Dennis H. Reid, Ph.D., Founder and Director of Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center, USA