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Managing meltdowns and tantrums on the autism spectrum : a parent and caregiver's guide / Jenna Ward-Hawkes and Melissa Rodi.

By: Ward-Hawkes, Jenna.
Contributor(s): Rodi, Melissa.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019Copyright date: 2019 Description: 78 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781785928406.Subject(s): AUTISM | CHILDREN | BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT | PARENT GUIDES | TANTRUMS | MELTDOWNS
Contents:
Prelude. - 1. What is hapening to the brain during a tantrum or meltdown? - 2. Sensory versus behavioural tantrums and meltdowns. - 3. Functional behaviour analysis. - 4. The list of to dos during a tantrum. - 5. Surviving a meltdown! - 6. Pre-empting tantrums or meltdowns and implementing support strategies. - Final words. - References.
Summary: "This book is ideal for parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 2 - 9 (and potentially older depending on developmental level), who are looking for guidance and proactive behavioural strategies in managing tantrums and meltdowns. It offers an empathetic approach and provides explanations of what goes on in the brain and body of someone experiencing a meltdown, describing sensory reactions and brain processes. The authors help the reader to distinguish between tantrums and meltdowns, and how to react to these different emotional states. Summarising key strategies, the book then provides short- and long-term strategies to implement, offering practical response plans and a toolbox of techniques that empower parents to further support their child." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE
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Includes bibliographical references.

Prelude. - 1. What is hapening to the brain during a tantrum or meltdown? - 2. Sensory versus behavioural tantrums and meltdowns. - 3. Functional behaviour analysis. - 4. The list of to dos during a tantrum. - 5. Surviving a meltdown! - 6. Pre-empting tantrums or meltdowns and implementing support strategies. - Final words. - References.

"This book is ideal for parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 2 - 9 (and potentially older depending on developmental level), who are looking for guidance and proactive behavioural strategies in managing tantrums and meltdowns. It offers an empathetic approach and provides explanations of what goes on in the brain and body of someone experiencing a meltdown, describing sensory reactions and brain processes. The authors help the reader to distinguish between tantrums and meltdowns, and how to react to these different emotional states. Summarising key strategies, the book then provides short- and long-term strategies to implement, offering practical response plans and a toolbox of techniques that empower parents to further support their child." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE

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