After the Meltdown

After the Meltdown
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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, counsellors, psychologists and all those who are interested in providing supports to children/adolescents with an ASD, ADHD, behaviour disorders or other disabilities.

Course Outline

Day 1

8:30 - Welcome and Agenda

  • Transition Markers
  • Surprise Cards/Change of Schedule cards
  • Video of Meltdown
  • Tantrum or Meltdown
  • Meltdown Cycle
  • Social Scripts
  • Video Modeling

10:30 - 15 minute break

  • Neuro Anatomy of the brain
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Sensory Overstimulation

12:30 - End of Day 1

Day 2

8:30 Levels of Talking

  • Power Cards
  • Social Stories
  • Six anti-anxiety strategies
  • Emotions Charts
  • Breathe Cards

10:30 - 15 minute break

  • Videos of students with strategies in place
  • T-charts
  • Keychain Rules
  • What do about Eloise?

12:30 - End of Day 2

Course Objectives

  • On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • To recognize the warning signs of a meltdown
  • Respond appropriately to each stage:
    • Rumbling
    • Meltdown
    • Recovery
  • Determine if behaviour is a result of a tantrum or meltdown
  • Explain which behaviours are as a result of the neuroanatomy of the brain
  • Describe mirror neurons and what occurs if these are “broken”
  • View how a meltdown affects a person with ASD
  • Discuss visual strategies for prevention, intervention and post-vention strategies
  • Differentiate between instructional consequences and punitive consequences
  • Identify at least 10 visual strategies that can be implemented as a post-vention strategies that then become intervention strategies
  • Reference one instructional strategy he would use to address Eloise’s behaviour

Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is appropriate for all grade levels (pre-k to secondary) special education and general education teachers, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, administrators and mental health professionals.

Providers Terms
  1. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
  2. Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
  3. Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
  4. For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
  5. Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
  6. No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
  7. Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
  8. All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.
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Contact Hours:

7.0 hrs


Tue, 23 November 2021

Start Time:

8:30 AM


2 Morning Sessions







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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/behaviour disorders, teacher of students with an autism spectrum disorders, as well as cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders.

Kathy was honoured as Outstanding Educator for Children with Disabilities for the President’s Commission on Special Education (2002).Recently, she and he husband, Guy, were honoured 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).

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