Outsmarting Explosive Behavior
A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This revolutionary program is designed to help decrease - and in some cases eliminate - explosive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders. Tantrums and meltdowns are among the greatest challenges presented by ASD, often leaving parents and educators searching for answers. Outsmarting Explosive Behavior is a visual program, laid out as a fold-out poster, that can be individualized for each user. Four train cars represent the four stages of explosive behavior: Starting Out, Picking up Steam, Point of No Return, and Explosion. By using visuals to appeal to children with ASD, this program makes it easy to help them identify their current state and take steps to decrease the chances of a meltdown. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
MSW, maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three now grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Judy does workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related issues, is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee.
Her first book, Making Lemonade, Hints for Autism's Helpers
(CBR Press, 2006), shows how Judy has used the lemons of her autism to "make lemonade" in her own life. Paper Words, Discovering and Living with My Autism
(AAPC Publishing, 2009) was 2010 International Book Award Finalist in Autobiographies/Memoirs.
Judy has also received 2010 Autism Society Media Excellence Award for her DVD, The Power of Words: How we talk about people with autism spectrum disorders matters!
(AAPC Publishing, 2009). In addition, she has authored the Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults
(AAPC Publishing 2010, 2011).
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