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List of recent publications

  • Bowring, D., Totsika, V., Hastings, R. P., Toogood, S., & Griffith, G. M. (in press). Challenging behaviours in adults with an intellectual disability: A total population study and exploration of risk indices. British Journal of Clinical Psychology.
  • Branch, A., Hastings, R. P., Beverley, M., & Hughes, J. C. (in press). Increasing support staff fluency with the content of Behaviour Support Plans: An application of Precision Teaching. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
  • Bronwen Davies, John Griffiths, Hannah John-Evans, Kathy Lowe, Sarah Howey & Alexandra Artt (2016): Changes in staff confidence and attributions for challenging behaviour after training in positive behavioural support, within a forensic mental health setting: a replication study with follow-up, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology . To link to this article:

  • Cianfaglione, R., Meek, A., Clarke, A., Kerr, M., Hastings, R. P., & Felce, D. (2016). Direct observation of the behaviour of females with Rett syndrome. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 28, 425-441.
  • Denne, L.D., Hastings, R. P., Hughes, J.C. (2017) Common approaches to intervention for the support and education of children with autism in the UK: An internet-based parent survey. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities doi/full/10.1080/20473869.2016.1275439
  • Denne, L.D., Hastings, R.P., Hughes, J.C. (2017) UK parents’ beliefs about Applied Behaviour Analysis as an approach to autism education. European Journal of Special Needs Education, DOI: 10.1080/08856257.2017.1297568

  • Mc Dowell, C, Barry, J. & Smyth, S. (2017). Reducing rumination of a child with Autism using post meal tooth brushing. Psychology and Psychological Research International, 2 (3).

  • Priday, L., Byrne, C., & Totsika, V. (2017). Behavioural interventions for sleep problems in people with an intellectual disability: A systematic review and meta-analysis of single-case and group studies. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61, 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12265

  • Rhodes, J.A. and Toogood, S (2016) Can active support improve job satisfaction? Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 21, 2, 54 - 60. http://dx.doi./10.1108/TLDR-07-2015-0028
  • Roscoe, P., Petalas, M. A., Hastings, R., & Thomas, C. (2016). Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in an inpatient unit for women with a learning disability: Service users’ perspectives. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 20, 263-280.
  • Saville, M., Cooper, P., Coleman, S., O’Regan, D., McWade, P. and Toogood, S. (2016) Providing positive behavioural support services: Quality of life and challenging behaviour outcomes for a nine-year-old child with autistic spectrum condition and severe intellectual disability. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 6,2, 28–38
  • Smyth, S, Reading, B. & McDowell, C. (in press). The impact of staff training on special educational needs professionals’ attitudes towards and understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Journal of Intellectual Disabilities.

  • Storey, C., McDowell, C. & Leslie, J.C. (2017). Evaluating The Efficacy of Headsprout© Reading Program with Children Who Have Spent Time in Care. Behavioral Interventions, 32, pp.285-293.

  • Tan, H.C., Hughes, M.R., and Toogood, S. (2016) Using task analysis to promote engagement in special educational settings. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, DOI: 10.1080/15021149.2016.1247575
  • Toogood, S. (in press) PBS and borderline personality disorder. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support
  • Toogood, S. (2016) Commentary on “Reflections on culture, structure and function of an intensive support service centred on positive behavioural support” Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 2, 4, 212 – 219.
  • Toogood. S., Totsika, V., Jones., E., and Lowe., K. (2016) Active Support. In N.N. Singh (Eds) Handbook of Evidence -Based Practices in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland.
  • Totsika, V. & Jones, R.P. (in press). Changing students’ attitudes to people with intellectual disabilities: Findings from a natural experiment. The Bulletin of the Faculty of People with Intellectual Disabilities.
  • Totsika, V., Mandair, S., & Lindsay, G. (2017). Comparing the effectiveness of evidence-based parenting programs on families of children with and without special educational needs: short term and long term gains. Frontiers in
    Education: Special Educational Needs.