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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: What to do after the Meltdown

When working or living with a child/adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or another developmental/behavioral 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. This information and fun-packed seminar is designed for parents, educators, therapists, counselors, psychologists and all those who are interested in providing supports to children/adolescents with an ASD, ADHD, behavior disorders or other disabilities.

Dates:22 Jun 2018 (Fri)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Furama Riverfront Hotel, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Speaker: Kathy Kaluza Morris

Kathy Kaluza Morris is a national/international speaker and consultant who has supported teachers, parents, and districts in all 50 U. S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore. An experienced educator for 43 years as a speech therapist, teacher of students with emotional/behavior disorders, teacher of students with an autism spectrum disorders, as well as cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders.

Kathy was honored as Outstanding Educator for Children withDisabilities (1997) and a delegate for the President’s Commission on Special Education (2002).Recently, she and he husband, Guy, were honored by the ARC of Texas with the Lifetime Achievement Award for supporting persons with disabilities. Kathy has her Advanced Autism Certification, Level 2, from IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards). She and her husband, Guy, “walk the walk and talk the talk” because of the birth of their twin sons with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and Fragile X Syndrome.

Course Outline

Participants will learn :

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

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • discuss why an agenda/schedule is important for persons on the spectrum
  • explain when or how to use a Surprise Card or Change of Schedule Card in his clinical or classroom setting
  • view a meltdown occurring during class activity
  • differentiate between a meltdown and a tantrum
  • relate chronic over arousal to behaviors observed in students/clients with an ASD or another developmental disorder
  • role play a Social Script
  • determine how and when to use a Social Script by providing examples
  • view several Video Models
  • determine how to apply a Video Model to current setting
  • identify myths and facts of autism spectrum disorders
  • identify behaviors associated with autism due to the neurology of the brain and the research
  • take notes on video of overstimulation and apply to clients or students
  • discuss how to implement Power Cards and Social Stories in his setting
  • list Critical Components implemented in 2 general education classrooms that have students with an ASD via 2 video scenarios
  • determine which instructional consequence will be implemented if the participant is the one debriefing with the target student in the video given a variety of visual tools
Who Can Benefit?

Parents, Educators, Therapists, Counselors, Psychologists

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
12 Mar 2018 380
Normal Till Full 420