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Techniques for After an Autism Meltdown: Supporting Prevention of Future Eruptions


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Speaker:
Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, BS
Duration:
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Copyright:
Apr 22, 2022
Product Code:
POS058883
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


Description

View Kathy Morris, M.Ed., B.S., and learn proven post-vention strategies and tools to help autistic children and adolescents recognize their stages of an eruption, develop self-management skills, and find replacement behaviours to support prevention of future meltdowns. You’ll learn why, when and how to apply controllable, intentional, or planned (top down) strategies or reflexive, automatic, or a stress response (bottom up) strategies.


Whether your client has a meltdown due to sensory or cognitive overloads or the inability to self-regulate emotions or communicate, you’ll learn evidenced-based strategies that you can implement right away!

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Kathy Kaluza Morris, MEd, BS's Profile

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Director/Owner

igivuWings


Kathy Morris, MEd, BS, 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.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kathy Morris maintains a private practice. She has authored an audio product, books and a DVD product which are published by the Bureau of Education & Research. Kathy Morris is an consultant for Assistive Technology, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations has been mitigated.
Non-financial: Kathy Morris is the mother of adult children with autism spectrum disorders.


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Objectives

  1. Defend using a polyvagal-informed lens to tailor interventions to prevent future meltdowns.
  2. Employ a breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills.
  3. Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequate targeted behaviours.
  4. Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers to alleviate anxiety.

Outline

  • Polyvagal-Informed Approach to Applying Post-Vention Techniques
    • A lens for understanding internal experiences to tailor interventions
    • Controllable, intentional, or planned (top-down strategies)
    • Reflexive, automatic, or a stress response (bottom-up strategies)
  • Techniques for After the Meltdown That Become Prevention Strategies
    • Why, when and how to apply:
      • Visual strategies that teach self-regulation
      • Appropriate and inappropriate behaviours using t-charts and 5-point scale
      • Replacement behaviours when calmed down using breathe chart and 4 square breathing
      • Cartooning to elicit feedback and responses
      • Relieve anxiety using surprise cards, change of schedule cards, transition markers

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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