•  November 9, 2023
     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tantrum vs Meltdown… Strategies to Support Children with ASD and other Challenges (webinar)

[This training was originally listed as being from 6-8pm, but it will now be from 1-3pm.]

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs, OT/PTs

Description – When working with children with behavioral challenges at a young age, it is important to determine if they are having a tantrum or meltdown. The good news is that the strategies for a meltdown will work with a tantrum. The bad news is that if the behavior is determined to be a meltdown and strategies for a tantrum are implemented (time out, putting him a corner, pulling his “behavior card”), these will not work with a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). After discriminating between a tantrum and a meltdown, practical strategies will be presented that can be used for prevention, intervention, and after the meltdown.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 2 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

Presenter(s)

  • Kathy Kaluza Morris
    Kathy Kaluza Morris has been an educator for 46 years as a speech therapist, teacher in self-contained unit for behavior differences (including autism and emotional disturbances), PPCD teacher for moderate to severe disabilities, resource elementary, and diagnostician/supervisor where she implemented one of first LIFE Skills programs in Texas. She was a behavior and assistive technology consultant in a Texas education service center supporting 42 school districts from pre-K to 12. She left to start her doctoral program in autism and behavior and started her own business, igivuWings, in 1999. She has since been presenting all over the word, including all 50 states, Canada, Singapore, and other international sites. Her most hot topic is executive functions, because districts and agencies across the world realize that ameliorating and addressing executive functions will support all psychological and developmental disorders as well as neurotypical students. Kathy and her husband, Guy, “walked the walk and talked the talk” after the premature birth of their twin sons, Kirk and Drew. In April, 2017, they received the ARC Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong professional and personal work with persons with disabilities.
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