Difficulties around mealtime are common for many children, including those with Autism and developmental disabilities. In this video training session, Natalie Haultain, PsyD, discusses behavioral strategies for adding structure to this daily routine, setting limits, and teaching children how to tolerate and participate appropriately. Since this activity occurs every day, there is always an opportunity to practice!
Managing problem behaviors
Common problem behaviors associated with Autism and developmental disabilities (including tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury) can interfere with day-to-day activities at home, in school and in public. Dr. Cy Nadler of Children's Mercy Kansas City's Department of Developmental and Behavioral Health shares a variety of strategies based on the basic concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that can help children and families prevent and reduce these daily problems.
Managing your child's home and school programs
Essentially, you are the CEO of your child’s life. And when that includes managing their home and school programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder it's easy to feel overwhelmed. This training will help in practical ways such as knowing what to records to keep, effective ways to communicate with the professionals involved in your child’s care, as well as give you some tools to navigate the process. The page also includes resource links to other helpful sites for families managing an autism spectrum disorder.
Families will learn the value of taking charge of their child’s care
Families will come to understand the “rules of the game” in regard to school matters
Families will be given tips for effective communication with people involved in your child’s care