Brenda Smith Myles
ASD & Regulation: The Brain, Meltdowns, and Evidence-Based Practices Part 1
Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
The majority of learners on the spectrum experience self-regulation and sensory issues that can lead to meltdowns. This escalating sequence seems to follow a three-stage cycle: (a) rumbling, (b) rage, and (c) recovery. This sequence can be problematic as many children and youth with ASD often endure the cycle unaware that they are under stress. This session will overview the issues related to self-regulation and sensory issues — highlighting research in a practical manner and interventions that address these needs.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify self-regulation and sensory issues experienced by individuals on the spectrum.
- Describe interventions that that address self-regulation and sensory needs.
- Discuss the cycle of meltdowns.
Presenter: Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., international speaker and consultant for the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, is the recipient of the Autism Society of America’s Outstanding Professional Award, the Princeton Fellowship Award, and the Council for Exceptional Children, Division on Developmental Disabilities Burton Blatt Humanitarian Award. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world and written more than 150 articles and books on ASD including Asperger’s Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated rules in Social Situations.
* This webcast was cofunded by the Virginia Department of Education (Grant #881-APE61172-H027A170107) and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90DP0051).