Ashley Costner Kies PhD LPA NCSP, psychologist at Child and Family Development- Midtown, attended an informative seminar offered by the Autism Society of North Carolina this month called "Managing Frustration and Anxiety and Teaching Social Skills with Jed Baker".
While the seminar was designed for parents and teachers, Dr. Kies enjoyed Jed Baker's suggestions and plans to will apply the information to her work with young students, especially those with autism spectrum disorder. She especially liked the parent-friendly language. She also purchased and will recommend his book titled No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior. The book offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life:
- Managing your own expectations
- Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment
- Understanding why a meltdown occurs
- Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns