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In-Person Seminar

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


Faculty:
Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S.
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LIP062430
Brochure Code:
MAN85819
Media Type:
In-Person Seminar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar
Location:
Manchester, New Hampshire (Multiple Locations Available)
Available Dates:

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Description

Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive behaviors 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 behavior, which can send them spiraling into a gut wrenching meltdown.

Join autism expert Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., for this live seminar 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 behaviors. 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 seminar.

Walk away from this live seminar 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 modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication
  • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior
  • 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 behaviors

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

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Counselors

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Educators/Teachers

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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This live course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


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Social Workers (NASW)

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886759332-1968) for 6.0 continuing education contact hours in Clinical Social Work.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts/Brochure

Faculty

Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S.'s Profile

Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S. Related seminars and products

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.


Alternate Dates

Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
Thu, Nov 04, 2021 - 08:00am to 04:00pm EDT - Product Code LIP062430
Portland, Maine

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 60 minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown.
  2. Draw the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills and behaviors.
  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 behaviors.
  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. behavior 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 behavior
  • Power cards and visual checklists as powerful incentives to change behavior
Social/Emotional Communication Strategies
  • Social scripts and social stories to develop social interaction
  • Video modeling and role planning to demonstrate appropriate interactions
  • First person stories for positive behavior 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 behavior
  • Converting the verbal to a visual
Techniques for After the Meltdown
  • Strategies for instructional consequences
  • Chart appropriate/inappropriate behaviors
  • Activities for reviewing behaviors when calm
  • Cartooning to facilitate feedback
  • Strategies for providing systematic feedback
  • Reinforcement for communication strategies
  • Identify feelings and review behavior
Hands-on Activities
  • Demonstrate video of a child having meltdown
  • Appropriate and meaningful replacement behaviors 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:      4.9

Total Reviews: 26

Comments

SANDRA H

"Thank you Ms. KATHY MORIS, I hope I grow up to be as cool and neat as you are. Your family values clearly inform your vocation. I hope I can help many families with what I learned today. Much health and light to you!!!! "

KEITH S

"This is very helpful information and directly applies to my school OT job and the students I serve"

Brittany G

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

Sarah M

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

CHRISTINE M

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

Florinda C

"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

"Loved this course! Will recommend to coworkers."

Laura F

"excellent training!"

Laura M

"Great customer service!"

ALISSA K

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

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