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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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Description

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.

About Author

Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, researcher and instructor at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Widely recognized as an 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, classroom management, and individual cases involving students with severe behavior disorders. Geoff also directed a juvenile detention school and a school program for youth with serious emotionally disturbances. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students who exhibit the full range of 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

Contents

Foreword by Richard L. SimpsonAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroductionSection I: A Model for Meltdown Behavior of Students With ASD1. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Overview2. The Nature of Meltdowns3. A Six-Phase Model of the Meltdown CycleSection II: Strategies for Managing the Phases of the Meltdown Cycle4. Calm Phase5. Trigger Phase6. Agitation Phase7. Meltdown Phase8. Re-Grouping Phase9. Starting-Over Phase10. The Parent ComponentClosing RemarksAppendicesReferencesIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412994033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781412994033
  • ISBN10: 1412994039

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