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CME : 6.25

Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Postvention (Feb 15, 2018)

Feb 15, 2018   |   Sacramento, California  United States Of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
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Conference Summary

Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Postvention is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 15, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast, Sacramento, California, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Special & General Educators, School Guidance Counselors, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants, Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of continuing education credit.

Course Description :

Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit behaviors that interfere with their ability to effectively and efficiently navigate their environment? They appear willful, obnoxious, over-reactive and unfeeling. They lose control of their ability to cope or regulate their behavior, which can send them spiraling into a meltdown. And, you feel frustrated, powerless and helpless after each meltdown.

Drawing on over 40 years of professional and personal experience, Kathy will lead you through dynamic discussion, video case examples and demonstrations providing dozens of strategies you can implement immediately with these children/adolescents – in any setting. Walk away with an array of practical strategies for:
• Preventing and de-escalating meltdowns.
• Teaching and promoting appropriate behaviors.
• Providing instructional consequences/replacement behaviors.
• Developing self-control and self-management skills.

Course Objectives are :

• Discriminate functions of behavior during a tantrum vs. meltdown.
• Demonstrate the connections between communication, social skills and behavior.
• Employ a breath card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills.
• Design optimal therapy/classroom structure to prevent overstimulation and sensory breakdowns.
• Employ SOCCSS, keychain rules and t-charts to prevent, intervene or consequently targeted behaviors.
• Utilize surprise cards, change of schedule cues and transition markers o alleviate anxiety.
• Implement a “system” rather than a person dependent intervention.


Kathy Morris
Kathy Morris


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Crowne Plaza Sacramento Northeast
5321 Date Ave
Sacramento, California, United States Of America

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Courtyard Inn
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