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Jed Baker


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 of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. He is an award winning author of eight 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; No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior; No More Victims: Protecting those with Autism from Cyber Bullying, Internet Predators & Scams; Overcoming Anxiety in Children and Teens; and School Shadow Guidelines. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, The CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

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Caring for Children with ASD: Self-Management

Presented by Jed Baker, PhD

Caring for Children with ASD: Self-Management

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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.

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Prevention Plans for Meltdowns in Children with ASD

Presented by Jed Baker, PhD

Prevention Plans for Meltdowns in Children with ASD

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This course describes the key components of an effective prevention plan, emphasizing how to modify triggers and teach replacement skills to cope better with challenges. Prevention plans are reviewed for common triggers like: demands for work, fears and phobias, having to wait or accept refusal, threats to self-esteem (correction, losing a game, teasing), unmet needs for attention, sensory challenges, and unexpected triggers.

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