Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Medically Complex Students, Oh My

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn more about students with medical complexities.
  2. develop greater knowledge of self-injurious behavior.
  3. better understand the typography and function of self-injury in medically complex students.

Description

Individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, as well as those with certain genetic syndromes, are at an increased risk of self-injury. Some research has hypothesized these individuals engage in self-injury due to pain or lack of communication. This poster will review a study that aimed to examine the nature of self-injurious behavior in medically complex individuals. Similarities in both typography and function as well as implications for classroom interventions will be presented.

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Presenter(s)

Jasmine R. Sorrell, Mississippi State University
Laura Quintero, Mississippi State University
Lyndsay A. Fairchild, Mississippi State University
Kasee K. Stratton-Gadke, Mississippi State University

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