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Caring for Children with ASD: Self-Management

presented by Jed Baker, PhD

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Financial: Jed Baker receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jed Baker has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Children on the spectrum often present with difficulty regulating their feelings. This is the first of two courses on how to manage and prevent difficulties with frustration and anxiety. This course describes how caregivers can best think about difficult moments with children in order to achieve better outcomes. With the right understanding, caregivers can manage their own emotions to better manage the emotions of their clients. Ways to de-escalate crises and help children regulate themselves are described. When problems repeat themselves, we must understand the triggers to those problems so we can eventually prevent, rather than simply react, to these challenges. Seven common categories of triggers to frustration and anxiety are outlined in detail.

Meet Your Instructor

Jed Baker, PhD

Jed Baker, PhD, is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an 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 topics…

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1. Introduction to Challenging Behavior

Understand the fear behind defiant behavior and learn when traditional discipline can escalate the problem. Research on attributional style shows how caregivers can think about challenging behaviors in order to stay calm and achieve better outcomes.

2. Managing and Prevention of Challenging Behavior

The underlying issues that contribute to a greater likelihood of anxiety and frustration related meltdowns are described. This course will share the three step process of behavior management and prevention. Seven common categories of triggers that lead to problematic anxiety and frustration are reviewed.

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