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**UTAP funding approved: Course Code C11901418

2 Half-Day Workshop

Seminar: After the Meltdown

When working or living with a child/adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or another developmental/behavioral disorder, meltdowns may occur that may be a result of sensory overload, cognitive overload or due to inability to self-regulate emotions. This full day seminar will provide many practical hands-on strategies. This information and fun-packed seminar is designed for parents, educators, therapists, counsellors, psychologists and all those who are interested in providing supports to children/adolescents with an ASD, ADHD, behaviour disorders or other disabilities.

Dates:28 and 29 May 2024 (Tue and Wed)
Time:08.30am - 12.30pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Kathy Kaluza Morris

Kathy Kaluza Morris is a national/international speaker and consultant who has supported teachers, parents, and districts in all 50 U. S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore. An experienced educator for 43 years as a speech therapist, teacher of students with emotional/behaviour disorders, teacher of students with an autism spectrum disorders, as well as cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders.

Kathy was honoured as Outstanding Educator for Children with Disabilities for the President’s Commission on Special Education (2002).Recently, she and he husband, Guy, were honoured by the ARC of Texas with the Lifetime Achievement Award for supporting persons with disabilities. Kathy has her Advanced Autism Certification, Level 2, from IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards).

Course Outline

Day 1

8:30 - Welcome and Agenda

  • Transition Markers
  • Surprise Cards/Change of Schedule cards
  • Video of Meltdown
  • Tantrum or Meltdown
  • Meltdown Cycle
  • Social Scripts
  • Video Modeling

10:30 - 15 minute break

  • Neuro Anatomy of the brain
  • Mirror Neurons
  • Sensory Overstimulation

12:30 - End of Day 1

Day 2

8:30 Levels of Talking

  • Power Cards
  • Social Stories
  • Six anti-anxiety strategies
  • Emotions Charts
  • Breathe Cards

10:30 - 15 minute break

  • Videos of students with strategies in place
  • T-charts
  • Keychain Rules
  • What do about Eloise?

12:30 - End of Day 2

Course Objectives

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. To recognize the warning signs of a meltdown
  2. Respond appropriately to each stage:
    • Rumbling
    • Meltdown
    • Recovery
  3. Determine if behaviour is a result of a tantrum or meltdown
  4. Explain which behaviours are as a result of the neuroanatomy of the brain
  5. Describe mirror neurons and what occurs if these are “broken”
  6. View how a meltdown affects a person with ASD
  7. Discuss visual strategies for prevention, intervention and post-vention strategies
  8. Differentiate between instructional consequences and punitive consequences
  9. Identify at least 10 visual strategies that can be implemented as a post-vention strategies that then become intervention strategies
  10. Reference one instructional strategy he would use to address Eloise’s behaviour
Who Can Benefit?

This workshop is appropriate for all grade levels (pre-k to secondary) special education and general education teachers, social workers, counsellors, psychologists, administrators and mental health professionals.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

**UTAP funding approved: Course Code C11901418

  1. UTAP funding is only applicable to NTUC union members who will enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 or $500 (aged 40 years old and above; this will apply from 9 January 2024 to 31 March 2025) each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP. This excludes SkillsFuture Credit utilisation and other government subsidies.
  2. Union Members Eligibility for UTAP Application (https://www.ntuc.org.sg/skillsupgrade)
    1. Union member must commence the course within UTAP approved period.
    2. Union member must achieve minimum attendance (75%) for the course based on existing Government regulations and sit for all prescribed examination(s) if any.
    3. Union member must submit claims via UTAP system within 6 months after course completion.
    4. Union member must not claim full funding through company sponsorship or other types of funding.
    5. Union member must have paid-up union membership before course commencement, throughout the entire course duration and at the point of claim.
  3. Should trainees have queries on the UTAP funding scheme, they can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or use the Live Chat function to enquire on membership matters
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$) / pax
20 Apr 2024 300
Normal Till Full 350