You're not alone. Meltdowns are common amongst kids with autism or sensory processing disorders, and can be a frightening, confusing, frustrating and exhausting experience for everybody involved.
The key to managing meltdowns is not only understanding why they happen and how to intervene, it's being able to remember what to do when you're smack dab in the middle of all that stress and chaos.
And that's exactly what The Super Useful Guide To Managing Meltdowns is all about - a proactive approach to taking control ahead of time so you can help everyone make it through, including yourself.
This downloadable ebook guide will take you step-by-step through understanding and coping with each stage of a meltdown, creating an action plan and tips for planning ahead and prevention.
- What is a meltdown?
- How is it different from a tantrum?
- What kinds of events can trigger one?
- What causes meltdowns to escalate towards explosion?
- When should you intervene, and how?
- What should you do after a meltdown is over to avoid re-triggering it?
- What steps can you take to reduce the chances of another one?
- What can you do ahead of time to help yourself cope?
- What is a meltdown action plan, and how do you make one?
You won't find any mention of sticker charts or timeouts, just loads of practical advice that you can start using today.
You can download a sample below, or get the full version using the Buy Now button which will take you via the PayPal* checkout to the download link.
PDF ebook - 55 pages - 7MB
* If you'd prefer to buy using a school purchase order, you can also access the guide at the Snagglebox store on Teachers Pay Teachers
What people are saying about The Super Useful Guide To Managing Meltdowns...
"Can't wait to use this to train my classroom staff. Thank you!"
"This is the best resource ever...thanks so much!!! I just love how you explain everything. Every parent and teacher should read this."
"Love this. Creating notebooks of all my materials. I know this will be a good one :)"
"Great useful stuff. Love the idea of the action plan. Wish I had this years ago!"
"Thanks for the help!"
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