Saturday, January 2, 2010

Book Study-No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior By Jed Baker

I have happened across a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, therapists, care givers or anyone for that matter who comes in contact with children. This quick easy to read book provides insights into the underlying reasons that lead to out of control behavior in children. Looking at behavior from this angle makes it easier to understand and allows for foreseeable changes to occur. This book provided so many clues and insights into behavior that I would like to take the next several weeks to do an on-line book review. If you get a chance to read this book, please share your comments, stories or personal insights.

Product Description:

Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases!

Whether it’s learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one’s desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it’s all here…and more. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.

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