by Jed Baker
It could happen anywhere: at the grocery store, at a restaurant, at
school, or at home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult,
but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills
Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers
strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. Over twenty years of
experience working with children on the autism spectrum combined with
his personal experiences raising his own children have yielded
time-tested strategies-and results!
Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow,
four-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the
children in your life, including managing your own emotions by adjusting
your expectations, learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the
moment, understanding why a meltdown occurs, and creating plans to
prevent future meltdowns.
Helpful chapters include:
Meltdowns: When rewards and punishments are not enough
What are meltdowns made of?
Accepting and appreciating our children
De-escalating a meltdown
Understanding why repeat problems occur
Creating a prevention plan