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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on February 26, 2020.
- DVD Video - 4+ hours Instructions
- Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- KATHY MORRIS, M.ED., B.S.
- PESI Inc.
- 2/26/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown.
- Illustrate the connections and breakdowns between communication, social skills, and behaviors.
- Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills.
- Design optimal classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns.
- Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules, and t-charts to prevent, intervene, or consequate targeted behaviors.
- Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues, and transition markers to alleviate anxiety.
Functions of a Meltdown
Identify Triggers that Drive Challenging Behaviors Related to:
- Tantrum vs. meltdown
- Stages of a meltdown
- Sensory issues vs. behavior issues
- Meltdown intervention video
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Learning disabilities
- Executive functioning deficits
- Anxiety disorder
Executive Functioning Strategies
- Easy-to-use sensory tools and apps to calm
- Overstimulation and sensory breakdowns
- Classroom structure for optimal learning
- 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
Social/Emotional Communication 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
Explosive Behavior Strategies
- Social scripts and social stories to develop social interaction
- Video modeling and role playing to demonstrate appropriate interactions
- First person stories for positive behavior changes and affirmations
Techniques for After the Meltdown
- Recognize the warning signs of a meltdown 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
- 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
- Demonstration video of child having a meltdown
- Appropriate and meaningful replacement behaviors for physical aggression
- Instructional consequences for a meltdown
KATHY MORRIS, M.ED., B.S.
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 a popular addition for campus and district staff developments as well as for those in clinical practices. In addition, she has an audio CD, Practical Strategies for Working with Students with Social Cognitive Differences in the General Education Classroom.
Financial: Kathy 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.
Nonfinancial: Kathy Morris is the mother of adult children with autism spectrum disorders.
Continuing Education Credits
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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
- School Administrators
- Educational Paraprofessionals
- School Counselors
- School Social Workers
- School Psychologists
- School Guidance Counselors
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Social Workers
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children
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