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Autism: De-Escalate Meltdowns and Diffuse Explosive Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

| $219.99
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Do you work with children and adolescents with autism who exhibit explosive 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 gut wrenching meltdown.

Join autism expert Joe’l Farrar, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCBA, for this live webcast and learn proven strategies and techniques to help children and adolescents with autism de-escalate before a full blown meltdown ensues, develop self-control and self-management skills to prevent future meltdowns and learn appropriate/replacement behaviors. Dozens of strategies will be taught through dynamic video case examples and demonstrations. “Teach them in the way they learn” will be a mantra throughout the program.

Walk away with these interventions and more:

  • Breathe card and emotions chart to develop self-control and self-management skills
  • Surprise cards, change of schedule cues, and transition markers to alleviate anxiety
  • Video modeling and role playing to improve social/emotional communication
  • First person stories and visual cues to promote positive behavior
  • Visual cues, music, and software designed to increase attention and focus
  • Social stories, social scripts, and emotions charts to develop self-regulation
  • SOCCSS, keychain rules, and t-charts to target challenging behaviors

Joe’l Farrar, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCBA, is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified Speech Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and certified special education teacher. She has specialized training from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy at the College of William and Mary School of Law. Ms. Farrar has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 20 years. During the past 10 years, she has focused her combined knowledge of speech and language disorders and behavioral deficits on providing support and direct services to individuals with autism, FASD, and adults with developmental disabilities specifically addressing behaviors related to these diagnoses.

Ms. Farrar has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, intermediate care facilities, group homes, Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA’s) home-based programs, and outpatient clinics. In these settings, she has worked with and developed transdisciplinary teams and collaboration with other professions which include occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, and psychologists. Ms. Farrar has developed curriculum for training staff and families in supporting individuals with significant behavioral needs related to their disabilities. She has presented trainings at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association national conference, Minnesota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Association (MOFAS) conference, State level developmental disabilities conferences, and Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing conference. Ms. Farrar developed training for military families and providers to support individuals with developmental disabilities and advocates for individuals and their families with schools and support agencies.


March 13
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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United States


PESI, Inc.


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OPI Renewal Units Available
College Credit Available