Effective strategies for social skills and managing emotions
Effective strategies for social skills and managing emotions: For the mainstream and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) child
With: Jed Baker, PhD
DATE: Sunday, May 12th, 2019
PLACE: Lakewood, NJ (or remote participation via Zoom)
FEE: $225. Early bird $200 (prior to April 12th). Special rates for groups of 3 and groups of 10–please contact us at email@example.com for details.
Includes morning and afternoon refreshments, lunch, handouts and Continuing Education credits and Certificate.
Remote participation allows you to watch live via 2-way camera and includes all handouts, CE credits & certificate, and full technical support (including facilitating live questions). Remote options include both the individual option which allows you to watch from the comfort of your own location or the group option. Group option allows you to set up your site as a group site and have as many as you wish to join (please contact us for group pricing).
This workshop is geared towards mental health & associated professionals, educators, and the broader community.
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About the Workshop:
Individuals on the autism spectrum and those 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 though 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 Autism Today, 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
Mental health professionals who participate in this course will receive 5.5 continuing education clock hours.
A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go. (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
- Complete evaluation forms for the event (Mandatory to receive credit for each session)
- Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at +1 888-498-5578 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
9:00-10:30 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
10:45-12:15 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
1:15-2:45 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
3:00-4:00 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