Question and Answer: Picky Eaters
Question and Answer:  Picky Eaters
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When children will not eat, it can be stressful for everybody involved. As parents, teachers, and therapists, it is important for us to understand the steps involved in eating, as well as strategies for supporting children who are problem feeders.


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, as she provides you with strategies for addressing picky eaters. At the end of this webinar, she will answer common questions concerning eating challenges.


Objectives

  1. List the steps for eating a new food.
  2. Describe the difference between a picky eater and problem feeder.
  3. Identify at least three strategies to help children try new foods.
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Question and Answer: Picky Eaters

Complete the survey at the end of the training to get proof of attendance.


When children will not eat, it can be stressful for everybody involved. As parents, teachers, and therapists, it is important for us to understand the steps involved in eating, as well as strategies for supporting children who are problem feeders.


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, as she provides you with strategies for addressing picky eaters. At the end of this webinar, she will answer common questions concerning eating challenges.


Objectives

  1. List the steps for eating a new food.
  2. Describe the difference between a picky eater and problem feeder.
  3. Identify at least three strategies to help children try new foods.
Communicating in Difficult Situations

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Do you have difficulty communicating with other team members in difficult situations? Do you have effective strategies for communicating with other team members about a challenging situation or during a difficult conversation?


Join Kelli Marshall, MS, SLP-CC for this free webinar. Kelli is a speech language pathologist who has had experience on both sides of the table with difficult conversations, as a parent and as a therapist. She will provide you with strategies for having difficult conversations with families and other team members.


Objectives:

1. Identify at least three principles of effective communication.

2. Describe the difference between empathy and sympathy.

3. List the steps for starting a difficult conversation.

Ten Minute Tips: Self-Stimulatory Behavior

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Do you struggle understanding self-stimulatory behavior in children with autism? Do you need strategies on how to handle self-stimulatory behavior?


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, as she provides a brief discussion on how to understand self-stimulatory behaviors.


Objectives

  1. Identify two potential reasons behind self-stimulatory behavior.
  2. Identify two strategies for addressing self-stimulatory behavior.
Reducing Stress & Anxiety


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Children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty managing stress and anxiety during times of change or uncertainty. This emotional dysregulation is a characteristic of ASD and can often result in challenging behavior. Challenging behaviors may occur if the student does not have the ability to seek or accept help when stressed, calm down and find alternative activity before outburst occurs and/or recover after an outburst.


Join Dr. Bonnie McBride and Marisa Singletary as they walk you through recognizing the signs of stress or anxiety and provide you with strategies for supporting students with ASD address their own responses to stress.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.       Identify potential signs of stress and anxiety in children with ASD

2.       Identify strategies and supports to reduce stress and anxiety

Technology Resources

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Are you overwhelmed with all the websites and resources now available for distance learning? Do you wonder which ones will help you with your students with autism?


Join Kacey Armour, Speech Language Pathologist, in this recorded webinar, as she highlights her favorite technology resources in the areas of social/communication, interactive games, academics, hands-on activities, and adult learning.


Objectives

  1. Identify three resources to support social and communication through virtual learning.
  2. Identify three resources for academics through virtual learning.
  3. Identify three resources for adult learning regarding autism and virtual learning.
Autism and Safety

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Do you have a child or student who you worry about escaping from a safe place? Safety is a huge concern for many families of children with autism.


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, as she walks you through various resources available for helping to keep children with autism safe in their homes and communities.


Objectives

  1. Identify at least two preventative strategies for safety.
  2. Identify important components to document regarding safety.
  3. Identify three critical skills to teach children with autism regarding safety.
Creating Structure and Routines

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Are you worried about how you are going to support your students with autism through distance learning?Are your families struggling with creating routines that embed activities in the day? 


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, in this free webinar. She will walk you through a three step process for supporting families to create routine and structure in their home environment as they prepare for distance learning.


Objectives

  1. Identify at least one tool for supporting families to create routines within their home.
  2. Describe process for incorporating goals into daily routine.
Seven Tips for Engaging Students with Autism During Virtual Sessions

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Do you struggle with how to structure and engage your students with autism during a virtual session?


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, during this recorded webinar. She will provide you with seven tips for engaging students with autism during virtual sessions.


Objectives

  1. Identify at least five strategies for conducting a successful virtual session.
  2. List strategies for incorporating positive reinforcement in a virtual session.
Tips for De-Escalating Behavior


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Do you struggle with how to react when a child's behavior escalates? Does your reaction frequently cause the behaviors to escalate?


Join Tara Warwick, occupational therapist, as she walks you through the cycle of behavior escalation and strategies to implement when behavior starts to escalate.


Objectives

  1. Identify potential signs for behavior esclation.
  2. List at least two strategies for handling behavior that is escalating.