You’ve seen it play out over and over again.
It’s one of the hardest things we witness: a child exhibits explosive behaviors while navigating an environment that feels impossible. Unable to regulate their behavior, the child spirals into a gut-wrenching meltdown. But this child is not willful, obnoxious, or unfeeling.
They’ve simply lost control.
Seemingly unaware of the inappropriateness of their behavior, the child with executive function deficits continues to push boundaries even when given punitive consequences.
But this scenario is already familiar to you: you know the struggles of children with autism and ADHD; what you’re most interested in is how to intervene.
The good news is that we have the effective interventions you need!
If you’re looking for ways to help children who act out, get put in timeout, or get sent to the principal’s office — missing important learning and socializing time — this exclusive online course is for you.
Drawing on over 45 years of professional experience, Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., shows you step-by-step how to apply numerous visual strategies and hands-on techniques to provide those with autism, ADHD, and related issues the structure that is essential to supporting self-regulation and executive function.
Backed by research, these methods are proven to help children and adolescents improve executive functioning and self-regulation. So you can help these young people solve their own problems as they develop the self-control and self-management skills they need to prevent future blowups and learn helpful replacement behaviors.
Self-regulation and executive functioning skills can be taught! And we’re showing you how to teach these kids in the ways they learn best.
In this new advanced skills training, we’ll share the most effective methods that support young people with autism and ADHD today…
…like how consistent schedules help them feel most secure and comfortable — reducing behavior problems.
…like how to help them pay attention, communicate more appropriately, and make smoother transitions — as they work towards self-regulation.
…like how to understand the challenging sensory, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological breakdowns of children — preventing meltdowns before they occur.
Through valuable videos, case studies, visual demonstrations, and dynamic discussions, you’ll understand how to implement these proven strategies at home, at school, and during therapy — as soon as tomorrow!
— with Kathy Morris
- Dealing with Surprises & Schedule Changes: How Card Decks Help
- Overview of Executive Functioning
- Neuroanatomy of the Brain
- Psychological & Developmental Disorders
- Social Scripts & Video Modeling
- Power Cards
- Anti-Anxiety & Calming Strategies
- T-Charts & Keychain Rules
— with Kathy Morris
- Overview of Autism
- The Stages of a Meltdown
- Warning Signs
- Calming Techniques
- Mirror Neurons
- Sensory Needs
- Routines & Schedules
- Visual Strategies
Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., has over 45 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.Click here for information about Kathy Kaluza Morris
and immediately apply what you’ve learned!
This course is the perfect way to grow your career, particularly if you are a(n):
- School-Based Personnel & Paraprofessional
- Speech-Language Pathologist & Assistant
- Occupational Therapist & Assistant
- Physical Therapist & Assistant
- Social Worker
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Other Professional Working with Children Struggling to Self-Regulate
By completing this advanced skills training, you’ll end this course with knowledge of how to:
- Create individualized treatment plans that develop self-control and self-management skills — improving home and classroom behavior and performance
- Use powerful incentives and effective communication strategies to help children under stress decrease dysregulation behaviors
- Apply proven strategies and methods to support social skills and increase appropriate behaviors
- Use visual cues to alert of schedule changes, surprises and transitions — alleviating anxiety for all parties
- Discriminate between a tantrum or executive function meltdown — and the calming strategies that work for children who are overstimulated
- Target desired behaviors and provide clear direction to improve problem-solving skills
- Incorporate easy-to-use breath cards, surprise cards, change of schedule cues, transition markers, video models, role plays, social/first person stories, music, software, social scripts, emotions charts, keychain rules, t-charts, and so much more!
Completely self-paced, you’ll complete this course from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule.