Outsmarting Explosive Behavior
A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This revolutionary program is designed to help decrease - and in some cases eliminate - explosive behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. Meltdowns are among the greatest challenges for children and adolescents with ASD, often leaving parents and educators searching for answers. Outsmarting Explosive Behavior
is a visual program, laid out as a fold-out poster, that can be individualized for each user. Four train cars represent the four stages of explosive behavior: Starting Out, Picking up Steam, Point of No Return, and Explosion. By using visuals that appeal to children with ASD, this program makes it easy to help them identify their emotional state and take steps to decrease the chances of a meltdown. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Judy Endow, MSW, is an author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics, is part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Statewide Autism Training Team and has been a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter, and the Autism National Committee. maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Judy received the Dr. Cathy Pratt Award for Autism Professional of the Year. In addition, she is a resource specialist and clinician at Common Threads Family Resource Center in McFarland, Wisconsin.
Her first book, Making Lemonade, Hints for Autism's Helpers, shows how Judy has used the lemons of her autism to "make lemonade" in her own life. Paper Words, Discovering and Living with My Autism the International Book Award Finalist in Autobiographies/Memoirs. Judy has also received the Autism Society Media Excellence Award for her DVD, The Power of Words: How We Talk about People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Matters!
In addition, she has authored the 2010 and 2011 Hidden Curriculum Calendar for Older Adolescents and Adults. Outsmarting Explosive Behavior, A Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go; and The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment are Judy's most recent books. She brings a great depth of understanding and compassion to all the work she does. Check out Judy Endow's Blog here.