6-Hour Virtual Seminar on What to do after a Autism Meltdown: Effective Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Instructional Consequences in Children and Adolescents

Date: Wednesday April 14, 2021

08:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM EDT

Duration: 6 Hours
Instructor: Kathy Kaluza Morris
Webinar Id: 802306


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When working or living with a child/adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, meltdowns may occur that may be a result of sensory overload, cognitive overload or due to inability to self-regulate emotions.

This full day seminar will provide many practical hands-on strategies to:

  • Increase positive and acceptable behavior while decreasing undesirable behaviors
  • Prevent meltdowns, tantrums, rages
  • Provide suggestions for instructional consequences and self-management techniques to help prevent another melt-down
  • Provide a system of visual supports throughout the day
  • Demonstrate how to use high focus and interest areas as incentives
  • View videos and demonstrations using these techniques

This information and fun-packed seminar is designed for parents, educators, therapists and all those who are interested in providing supports to children/adolescents with an ASD, ADHD, behavior disorders or other disabilities.

Why you should Attend: Do you work with children or adolescents with autism who exhibit behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They may appear willful, obnoxious, overreactive, anxious, or unfeeling or withdraw. They may lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior which can send them spiraling into a meltdown. You may feel helpless, frustrated, and powerless after each meltdown.

Drawing on 45 years of experience and research based strategies, Kathy will lead the viewer with many practical strategies to prevent the meltdown, as well as intervention strategies and how to address post-vention strategies. Many videos demonstrating the examples will be presented to help support and demonstrate the strategy.

Areas Covered in the Session: Participants will be able to:
  • Identify the stages of a melt-down
  • Distinguish between a meltdown and tantrum
  • Differentiate between punitive consequences and instructional consequences
  • Brainstorm an instructional consequence as a result of a behavior
  • Identify whether statements about autism are myths or facts
  • View practical strategies for Social Stories, Power Cards, t-charts, keychain rules, reminder

Cards, breathe charts, emotion cards, SOCCSS, and many other visual strategies to meet the needs of the persons who are on the Spectrum or may be experiencing similar characteristics or needs.

Agenda: Session 1 (90 Mins):
  • Schedules
  • Surprise Cards/ Change of Schedule Cards
  • Warning Signs of an Eruption
  • Tantrums vs Meltdowns
  • Meltdown Cycle

Tea Break

Session 2 (90 Mins):
  • Social Scripts
  • Video Modeling
  • Neuroanatomy of the Brain
  • Implications
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Sensory Overstimulation
  • Levels of Talking
  • Power Cards

Lunch Break

Session 3 (90 Mins):
  • Physical Structure
  • Social Stories
  • Anxiety Management Strategies

Tea Break

Session 4 (90 Mins):
  • Classroom Examples
  • Reminder Cards
  • Cartooning
  • Instructional Consequences

Who Will Benefit:
  • General Education and Special Education Teachers Serving Students on the spectrum grades 6-12
  • Administrators (Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans)
  • Diagnosticians
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Parents
  • Paraeducators
  • School and Clinical Psychologists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Nurses

Speaker Profile
Kathy Kaluza Morris has been a special educator for 45 years, serving as a speech therapist, self-contained teacher of students with behavior disorders, moderate to severe developmental disabilities as well as a resource teacher and first grade teacher.

She served as a diagnostician and supervisor in a district where she opened up the first two LIFE Skills programs in the state of Texas before becoming a consultant for autism, behavior and inclusion at a region service center in Texas. Starting her own business, igivuWings, in 1999 she provides seminars nationally and internationally. She served on the President's Commission on Special Education, was Teacher of the Year and recently, she and her husband were honored by the ARC of Texas with the Lifetime Achievement Award Serving Persons with Disabilities.

Kathy and her husband, Guy, "walk the walk and talk the talk" since the birth of their twin sons with developmental disabilities, including autism and cerebral palsy.

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