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Dealing with Feelings

The ability to cope with both positive and negative emotions in an appropriate manner. May involve strategies to deescalate from overly positive or negative including breathing, taking a break from the environment, or spending time alone.

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  • Parents' Experiences of Professionals' Involvement For Children With Extreme Demand Avoidance 0
    Author: Emma Gore Langton 1, Norah Frederickson 1 - Parents felt positive about practitioners who had listened to their experiences, made efforts to understand the child, and provided or arranged for help. Parents found involvement most helpful when it resulted in comprehensive assessment, appropriate intervention, practical advice and management strategies, and a focus on the well-being of all family members. The overall ratings of helpfulness are encouraging, and the specific feedback about what is most helpful could be of value in shaping services.

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  • Given a social situation, Jason will identify how their actions make others feel, with 80% accuracy, given moderate cueing across 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Tyler will identify basic emotions with 80% accuracy given moderate clinician support across 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Given social scripts, role plays, and verbal/visual cues as needed, with cues decreasing as she demonstrates progress, Clair will utilize an appropriate social response to a potentially frustrating situation presented in therapy in 3 out of 4 opportunities (80% accuracy) over 5 consecutive sessions to demonstrate fluency in pragmatic, social, and life skills. 2
  • Given an emotion in a picture, video, or story, Jovita will demonstrate comprehension of non-verbal cues by listing at least 4 cues such as, facial expression nuances, tone of voice changes, body stance nuances, and/or gestural cues that were present for that given emotion with 90% accuracy across 4 sessions to improve language and pragmatic comprehension. 2
  • Cory will use multiple modes of communication to appropriately protest, communicate that she is upset, and request sensory activities/break time to remain calm in 3 /4 opportunities given minimal assistance across 5 consecutive sessions to increase expressive and pragmatic language skills. 2
  • Tyler will identify the current state of emotion and expand on reasoning behind emotion with 80% accuracy given moderate cueing for 3 consecutive sessions. 0
  • Janelle will learn vocabulary and functional sentences to express his state of being and will verbalize the need for use of socially acceptable means to regulate his behavior with moderate cues across 4 consecutive sessions to increase self-regulation and social skills. 3
  • When given scenarios of social conflicts, Hannah will demonstrate problem-solving skills by identifying the problem and generating 2 solutions appropriate to the situation, with min assistance, with 80% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to demonstrate examples of pragmatic/social / life skills such as dealing with conflict. 0
  • Charlsie will make an inference and/or provide an appropriate verbal response to a problem given a variety of situations (i.e., school, home, community) with 90% accuracy given minimal cues across 5 consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician observation to increase pragmatic and expressive language skills. 3