From Anxiety to Meltdown

From Anxiety to Meltdown From Anxiety to Meltdownby Deborah Lipsky

(XBM Lipsk 2011)

This book gives a practical look at what happens when things spiral out of control, exploring what leads to meltdowns and tantrums, and what can be done to help. Drawing on her own extensive personal experience and using real-life examples to explain how autistic people think, the author distinguishes between meltdowns and tantrums, showing how they are different, how each can begin, and most important, how to identify triggers and prevent outbursts from happening in the first place.

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The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

the behavior codeThe Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students by Jessica Minahan & Nancy Rappaport, MD.

(XBM Minah 2012)

Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. The Behavior Code includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources.

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Behavior Mapping

behavior mappingBehavior Mapping by Amy Buie.

(XBM Buie 2013)

Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie’s Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates from AAPC’s website.

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Acceptable vs. Unacceptable Behaviors in Different Settings

imageThis visual support is a great tool for any individual who struggles with knowing how to behave in different places. The settings we include are: “At home…” “At the library…” “In class…” “At gym…” Also included, are different behaviors which are, or are not appropriate, in these different settings. The top portion is the “I can…” and the bottom half is “I never…” This is a great tool to use in these different settings to remind individuals of acceptable or unacceptable behaviors, but it can also be used as a learning tool. Individuals can place the different behaviors where they think each belongs. This is a great opportunity to explain why these behaviors ARE or are NEVER acceptable. Come stop in the resource room to get yours today, or to see everything else we have to offer!

Tantrums Don’t Help Me Fix a Problem (Social Story)

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Tantrums Don’t Help Me Fix a Problem is a social story created by TAP. This particular social story is written to help children understand why tantrums will not fix their problem. It also helps the child with positive ways to deal with their emotions, such as using their words, instead of throwing objects. Social stories can be customized to any child for any topic —  JUST ASK!

This social story can be found on-line at http://www.speakingofspeech.com under “materials exchange” and then “social pragmatics”. On the website, it’s listed under “Tantrums Don’t Fix My Social Communication Problems” and there’s separate links to each of the pages in the book. If you can stop by the resource room, we’d be happy to make it for you (you should call ahead so we can have it ready for you when you come in).

 

The Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition

incredible 5 point scaleThe Incredible 5-Point Scale: The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis.

(XBM Buron 2012 Improved)

Assisting students in understanding social interactions and controlling their emotional responses. Pp. 97.

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Autism and PDD: Adolescent Social Skills Lessons Behavior Modification

autism & pddAutism and PDD: Adolescent Social Skills Lessons by Pam Britton Reese and Nena C. Challenner.  

(XSS Britt 2001)

Each booklet in this series of 5 contains various one page lessons with each sentence supported by pictures.  Some of the lessons are instructional and are intended to teach children what they need to do and say in social situations that tend to be difficult for children with autism.  Other lessons are behavioral in nature and target specific problems.  This series includes the following areas:  Community, School, Getting Along, Home, and Behavior.

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Social Behavior and Self-Management

socialbehaviorandselfmanagementSocial Behavior and Self-Management by Kari Dunn Buron, MS, Jane Thierfeld Brown EdD, Mitzi Curtis, MA, and Lisa King, Med.

(XBM Buron 2012)

5 point scales for Adolescents and Adults. Pp. 71.

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Lost at School

lostatschool Lost at School by Ross W. Greene, PhD.

(XBM Green 2008)

Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them. Pp. 305.

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The Explosive Child

explosive childThe Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD.

(XBM Green 2001)

This book contains a practical approach to helping your child at home and school. Pp 314.

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The Zones of Regulation

zoneThe Zones of Regulation by Leak Kuypers

(XBM Kuype 2011)

Self-regulation is something everyone continually works on, whether we are cognizant of it or not.  We all encounter trying circumstances that test our limits from time to time.  If we are able to recognize when we are becoming less regulated, we are able to do something about it to feel better and get ourselves to a better place.  This comes naturally for some, but for others it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced. This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation.

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Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom

fh_behavior_cover.inddBehavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom by Beth Aune.

( XBM Aune 2010)

This book helps educators recognize the telltale symptoms and possible causes of mysterious behaviors, and more importantly, provides solutions! (Pp. 151).

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A Work in Progress

work in progressA Work In Progress edited by Ron Leaf & John McEachin.

(XBM Leaf 1999)

A collection of ideas and programs for building skills as well as strategies for dealing with challenging behavior. Pp. 344.

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My Visual For Outsmarting Explosive Behavior

Outsmarting Explosive BehaviorMy Visual For Outsmarting Explosive Behavior by Judy Endow.

(XBM Endow 2009)

This program is designed to help decrease and in some cases eliminate explosive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorders. 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.

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Individualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors

individualized supportsIndividualized Supports for Students with Problem Behaviors  by Linda M. Bambara and Lee Kern.

(XBM Bamba 2005)

This book focuses on the nuts and bolts of designing positive behavior support plans for students with such disabilities as mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders. Strategies are provided for addressing individual behavioral problems at all levels of severity. Pp. 400.

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Functional Assessment

Func AssesmentFunctional Assessment  by Lynette K. Chandler and Carol M. Dahlquist.

(XBM Chand 2010)

The comprehensive, practical treatment of functional assessment addresses preschool through high school levels, regular education and self-contained classroom settings, and special and regular student populations. Its strong use of vignettes and open-ended case studies promotes problem solving among readers as they identify the function of behavior, choose intervention options, and pinpoint typical functional assessment practices. Pp. 384

 

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