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It could happen at the grocery store. At a restaurant. At school. At home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.
Dr. Jed Baker is a behavioral consultant for several New Jersey school districts where, nearly two decades ago, he organized a group to help children with social communication problems
Table of Contents
|Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough||p. 3|
|What is a meltdown?|
|The usual parenting advice: start with rules and consequences|
|The limits of discipline: when rewards and punishments no longer work|
|But aren't meltdowns just manipulative behavior?|
|Can we really expect no more meltdowns?|
|An overview of the four-step model for reducing meltdowns|
|What are meltdowns made of?||p. 13|
|Fight, flight or freeze response|
|Difficulties with abstract thinking and perspective taking|
|An explosive combination|
|Accepting and appreciating our children||p. 23|
|Controlling our own frustration|
|Avoiding learned helplessness|
|The 80/20 rule|
|Anticipating frustration as part of learning|
|When to avoid power struggles|
|De-escalating a meltdown||p. 35|
|How to de-escalate a meltdown|
|When too much distraction can make things worse|
|Helping children find their own distractions and calming strategies|
|Steps for creating self-calming strategies|
|Understanding why repeat problems occur||p. 47|
|Understanding the triggers|
|The ABCs of behavior: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence|
|Getting the ABCs: Interviews and observations|
|Seeing the pattern|
|Creating a prevention plan||p. 57|
|The components of a good prevention plan|
|A prevention plan for Kevin|
|The four types of meltdown situations|
|Plans for the Four Types of Meltdown Situations|
|Do your schoolwork|
|Try it, it's delicious|
|Hurry up, the bus is coming|
|Let's go to the party|
|You can't always get what you want|
|Okay, time to stop playing|
|Threats to self-image||p. 109|
|Winning isn't everything|
|It's okay to make mistakes|
|But names will never hurt you|
|Unmet wishes for attention||p. 125|
|I can't play with you now|
|Don't be jealous|
|Time to go to bed|
|Closing thoughts: Finding your own way||p. 145|
|Prevention plan form|
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