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About the Author
Dr. Durand received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has contributed research in the area of self-injurious and disruptive behavior in people with severe disabilities, including autism. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has various journals, including the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and the Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps. Dr. Durand's best-selling book Severe Behavior Problems: A Functional Communication Training Approach (Guilford Press, 1990) outlines the treatments of problem behaviors using communication. He was honored in 1991 with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the State University of New York at Albany for his undergraduate and graduaate teaching efforts. Dr. Durand also has co-authored two textbooks with Dr. David Barlow on abnormal psychology. In addition to his other interests, Dr. Durand has spent the past decade working with families and conducting research on sleep problems in children.