My name is Bo Hejlskov Elvén. I am a clinical psychologist based in Scandinavia. I work with guidance and lecturing concerning managing challenging behavior.
My field is care and special education, mainly concerning children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD or intellectual disabilities. I also work in the psychiatric field and in juvenile correction facilities.
The basis of my methods is developmental neuropsychology, stress and affect theory. The methods are part of an increasing knowledge base in the tradition often named Low Arousal Approach.
The behaviors I work with are acting out such as slapping, kicking, biting and destroying and even self harm. Apart from that my methods are effective in dealing with threats, oppositional and obscene behavior. The methods focus on changing staff and parent behavior, not the behavior of the service-user or child.
My book No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming was published in september 2010 in English and is now available in a number of other languages as well. Four other books will be published in English on January 19, 2017. Check them out at the Book page.
This web site is mirrored and extended in Swedish at www.hejlskov.se