Tantrums and meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development. They can be the result of the child’s developing emotional regulation skills or caused by sensory overload or overwhelm. Understanding the reasons behind this behaviour is the key to providing effective support and assistance. The aim of this course is to provide parents, teachers and healthcare professionals with practical information and strategies to work with both tantrums and meltdowns.
This is a self-study course. When you register for this course you will receive an e-book and toolkit, access
to expert tutoring and a certificate on successful completion
This course has 3 modules. Each module is aimed at ensuring the learner achieves understanding of a specific area within the field of tantrums and meltdowns. Assignments which include case studies are interspersed throughout the modules. Each module and its outcomes are listed below:
Module 1 – What is emotional self-regulation?
• Define emotional self-regulation. • How emotional self- regulation develops. • The stages of emotional and social development across the lifespan. • The impact a child’s temperament on their behaviour • Using co-regulation to develop emotional self-regulation in children.
Module 2 – What is a tantrum?
• Define a tantrum. • The causes or triggers of a tantrum. • The difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. • Strategies and techniques to deal with tantrums.
Module 3 – What is a meltdown?
• Define a sensory meltdown. • The stages of meltdown (trigger, escalation, explosion, and recovery). • The causes of a meltdown. • The strategies and techniques to deal with a meltdown.
Course Assessment Requirements
This course is comprised of 10 notional hours. These hours are structured in the following manner:
• 5 hours of reading and self-study using the allocated readings and learner guide. • 3 hours completing the formative and summative assessment activity requirements for the course. This includes multiple-choice questions and knowledge questions. • 2 hours completing the practical and case study requirements of the course using case studies developed for the purposes of assessing applied knowledge of the content of the course.