Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Martin R. Sheehan (author), Geoffrey T. Colvin (author)Paperback

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This hands-on, practical, teacher-friendly approach to preventing as well as responding to the acting-out behaviors of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) includes detailed procedures for general and special education teachers. It is based on the model described in Colvin's bestselling book, "Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom", which presents a 7-step model for confronting challenging behavior in the classroom, from the calm phase to the agitation phase to the deescalation phase. Of special importance in this book is the attention paid to how challenging behaviors of students with ASD are related to the disability, specifically the role of sensory and medical issues. Based on a well-researched model, the methods in this book have been field-tested.

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Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher and administrator, researcher at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Recognized as a national expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided inservice training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of schoolwide discipline, school climate, school safety, and violence prevention, and has also directed a juvenile detention school and a program for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students with problem behavior. Dr. Martin R. Sheehan, integrates a background in research psychology, Direct Instruction, special education, and media development. He is the owner of Double S Instructional Systems and has received federal funding for over 10 National Institutes of Health Small Business grant projects. He has served as the the Principal Investigator for


Foreword by Richard L. Simpson Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Section I: A Model for Meltdown Behavior of Students With ASD 1. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Overview 2. The Nature of Meltdowns 3. A Six-Phase Model of the Meltdown Cycle Section II: Strategies for Managing the Phases of the Meltdown Cycle 4. Calm Phase 5. Trigger Phase 6. Agitation Phase 7. Meltdown Phase 8. Re-Grouping Phase 9. Starting-Over Phase 10. The Parent Component Closing Remarks Appendices References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412994033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412994033
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1412994039

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