This article summarizes the literature on prevalence and establishment of severe problem behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, empirical support for applied behavior analysis, and evidence-based behavioral assessment and treatment procedures. Early intervention and prevention approaches and the role of the pediatrician with regard to surveillance, early intervention, and coordination of care are discussed.
- Applied behavior analysis
- Behavioral assessment and treatment
- Early intervention
- Intellectual disability
- Severe problem behavior
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health