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Effective strategies for social skills and managing emotions
May 12, 2019
Full packet of the training below is available for purchase. Please scroll down for the webinar link order form.
Effective strategies for social skills and frustration tolerance: For the mainstream and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) child
With: Jed Baker, PhD
Training took place on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 9AM-4PM
Fee for the link to 6 audio-visual hours (and full set of powerpoint slides) is $175.00. The link will be available until 8.31.2019
This workshop is geared towards mental health & associated professionals, educators, and the broader community.
About the Workshop:
Individuals on the autism spectrum as well as others with behavioral challenges often present with difficulty regulating their feelings and interacting socially. This workshop describes how to handle meltdowns and design effective behavior plans to prevent moments of intense frustration and anxiety. The second part of the presentation details strategies to motivate individuals to learn, ways to teach social skills, how to generalize skills into the natural setting and increase acceptance and tolerance from peers. Information will be imparted through lecture, interactive exercises, and video clips.
Meet the Instructor:
Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. He is on the professional advisory board of ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of five books, including Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers Syndrome and Social Communication Problems; Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for the Transition to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome; The Social Skills Picture Book; The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond; and No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.
For more information, please visit Dr. Baker’s website
Understanding of challenging behaviors precedes effective intervention
- Fear as the most common feeling behind oppositional/defiant behaviors in individuals with ASD, ADHD, Bipolar and multiple learning disabilities
- Challenging behaviors create fear and anxiety in caregivers
- How caregivers can first manage their own anxiety before managing their client’s behaviors
- Developing the right attitude to manage challenging behaviors: Research on hope and attributional style of teachers and parents
Managing and preventing challenging behaviors:
- Developing a trusting relationship before implementing behavioral strategies
- Crisis management: De-escalating meltdowns though distraction/soothing
- Identifying the 7 common triggers to frustration and anxiety
- Creating prevention plans for each of the 7 common triggers
- Anxiety management
Why most social skills programs fail! Key components of skills training
- One size does not fit all: Prioritizing relevant skill goals
- Knowing what to do does not mean one will do it: Establishing motivation to use skills
- Skill acquisition: strategies to teach skills based on language ability
- Generalization strategies: prompting skills in real settings
Social skills continued:
- Having skills does not insure peer acceptance: Creating accepting peer environments
- Measuring progress
- Q and A for specific skill lessons including
- Anxiety and frustration management
- Conversational skills
- Play skills
- Conflict management
- Friendship seeking and maintenance
- Dating and sexuality issues