What To Do After the Meltdown
Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Instruction
Presented by Kathy Morris, M.Ed.
Monday, May 6, 2019 | Ottawa, on
When working with a child or adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or another developmental disorder, meltdowns may occur that may be a result of sensory overload or due to inability to self- regulate emotions. This course will provide many practical hands-on strategies to: increase positive and acceptable behaviour while decreasing undesirable behaviours; prevent meltdowns, tantrums, rages; provide suggestions for instructional consequences and self-management techniques to help prevent another meltdown; provide a system of visual supports throughout the day; demonstrate how to use high focus and interest areas as incentives; and, provide videos and demonstrations using evidence-based techniques. This information and fun-packed course is designed for educators, therapists, counsellors, and all those who are interested in providing supports to children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD, or other developmental disabilities.
Agenda & Learning Objectives
- Use of Agenda/Schedules, Surprise Cards, or Change of Schedule Cards
- Meltdowns, Tantrums, Chronic Overarousal; Social Scripts
- Social Scripts- continued; Video Models
- Myths and Facts of ASD; Autism Research, Neurology of the Brain, and Behaviour
- Video of Overstimulation; How to Implement Power Cards and Social Stories
- Video Scenarios-Critical Components in General Education Classrooms
- Implementing Instructional Consequences; Using Visual Tools
- Complete Program Evaluations
- Explain why an agenda/schedule is important for persons on the spectrum
- Explain how to use a Surprise Card or Change of Schedule Card in a clinical or classroom setting
- Differentiate between a meltdown and a tantrum
- Differentiate chronic over-arousal to behaviours observed in students with an ASD or another developmental disorder
- Demonstrate the ability to role-play a Social Script Adequately describe how to apply a Video Model
- Accurately identify examples of overstimulation when presented with videotaped examples of student behaviors
- Discuss how to implement Power Cards and Social Stories in classroom or therapy settings
Continuing Education Credits
Kathy Morris, M.Ed., has been a speech therapist, teacher for self-contained programs (including students with autism, severe behavioural difficulties, and cerebral palsy), resource teacher and first grade teacher. She was also a diagnostician/supervisor for all grade levels. She was a LIFE Skills/autism/ behaviour/assistive technology consultant at a Texas education service center before leaving to start her own business in 1999. Her business, igivuWings, has reached families and educators throughout the world,. Kathy has had over 42 years of experience working with children and adolescents with severe behavioural difficulties.
Who Should Attend
Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.
Holiday Inn – Ottawa East
1199 Joseph Cyr St., Ottawa, ON
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Registration & Fees
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|2 Day Option: Attend Both Kathy Morris Workshops|
All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).
Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).
Early bird cutoff date: April 23, 2019
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