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Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents



Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviours that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment?

They appear willful, obnoxious, over reactive, and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behaviour, which can send them spiralling into a gut wrenching meltdown.

Watch autism expert Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviours. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations.

“Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the recording.

Walk away with these interventions and more:

  • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills
  • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety
  • Video modelling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication
  • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behaviour
  • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus
  • Social stories, social scripts and emotions charts to develop self-regulation
  • SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to target challenging behaviours


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.4
Faculty:
Kathy Morris
Duration:
6 Hours 11 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
11 Nov, 2019
Product Code:
POS062430
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD
Access:
Never expires.

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Faculty

Kathy Morris's Profile

Kathy Morris Related seminars and products: 6

M.Ed., B.S., Director/Owner

igivuWings


Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., has had over 42 years of experience working with children and adolescents with severe behavioral difficulties including those with autism, ADHD, and executive dysfunction. Her consulting firm, igivuWings, specializes in autism and behavioral issues. Kathy works directly with families, educators, counselors, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and medical professionals throughout the world.

She has been a speech therapist, teacher for self-contained programs, resource teacher and first grade teacher. Kathy was also a diagnostician/supervisor for all grade levels. She was a LIFE Skills/autism/behavior/assistive technology consultant at a Texas education service center before leaving to start her own business in 1999.

A prolific speaker, Kathy has keynoted many national/international conferences. She is a frequent guest on a local news program promoting research-based techniques for working with children and adolescents with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and executive functioning differences. 

Her video, Facilitating the Classroom Learning of Students with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Grades K-6, has been an addition for campus and district staff developments as well as for those in clinical practice. In addition, she has an audio CD, Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Social Cognitive Differences in the General Education Classroom.

Speaker Disclosures:

FinancialKathy Morris maintains a private practice.  She has authored an audio product and a DVD product which are published by the Bureau of Education & Research. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Kathy Morris is the mother of adult children with autism spectrum disorders.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Discriminate functions of behaviour during a tantrum vs. meltdown.
  2. Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviours.
  3. Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills.
  4. Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns.
  5. Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviours.
  6. Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety.
  7. Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.

Outline

Functions of a Meltdown

  • Tantrum vs. meltdown
  • Stages of a meltdown
  • Sensory issues vs. behaviour issues
  • Meltdown intervention video

Sensory Strategies

  • Easy-to-use sensory tools and apps to calm
  • Overstimulation and sensory breakdowns
  • Therapy session and classroom structure for optimal learning

Executive Functioning Strategies

  • Visual cues, music and software designed to increase attention and focus
  • High interest areas to strengthen motivation and engagement
  • Visual reminders for routines and predictability
  • Visual structures to promote organization

Self-Regulation Strategies

  • Video modeling, t-charts, social stories, social scripts, emotions charts to develop self-control
  • Tools that promote self-monitoring of behaviour
  • Power cards and visual checklists as powerful incentives to change behaviour

Social/Emotional Communication Strategies

  • Social scripts and social stories to develop social interaction
  • Video modelling and role planning to demonstrate appropriate interactions
  • First person stories for positive behaviour changes and affirmations

Explosive Behavior Strategies

  • Recognize the warning signs of a meltdown in order to prevent it
  • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety
  • Visual cues to depict expected behaviour
  • Converting the verbal to a visual

Techniques for After the Meltdown

  • Strategies for instructional consequences
  • Chart appropriate/inappropriate behaviours
  • Activities for reviewing behaviours when calm
  • Cartooning to facilitate feedback
  • Strategies for providing systematic feedback
  • Reinforcement for communication strategies
  • Identify feelings and review behaviour

Hands-on Activities

  • Demonstrate video of a child having meltdown
  • Appropriate and meaningful replacement behaviours for physical aggression
  • Instructional consequences for a meltdown

Target Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Special & General Educators
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children

Reviews

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Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 525

Comments

Brittany G - MARS, Pennsylvania

"Ms. Morris did an awesome job! I loved her picture schedule! It showed HOW IMPORTANT schedules are even for adults! "

Sarah M - PONCHATOULA, Louisiana

"Great course! Helpful to implement to use in the classroom"

CHRISTINE M - FLEETWOOD, Pennsylvania

"Great personal stories... made real connections with the attendees. Great resources and personal knowledge. "

Florinda C - Richmond, Virginia

"Kathy is a life-saver! Like Kathy, I am a parent of child with ASD and an SLP found her course both comprehensive, insightful and compassionate! THANK YOU:-)"

Tracy T - Humble, Texas

"Loved this course! Will recommend to coworkers."

Laura F - PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

"excellent training!"

Laura M - EL PASO, Texas

"Great customer service!"

ALISSA K - NAMPA, Idaho

"Kathy Morris is an excellent teacher and used many modes of learning to teach."

Joy H

"Great examples, and real life scenarios!"

Candace O - Palo Alto, California

"So creative--I wish ALL classrooms had these interventions and strategies!"

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