Incredible 5-Point Scale


Product Number : AAP-3

The Incredible 5-Point Scale
Assisting Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interaction and Controlling Their Emotional Responses
by Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis

Two special education teachers introduce a simple strategy to help students with autism spectrum disorders understand social encounters and control their emotional and behavioral reactions. By depicting social concepts, emotions, and behaviors on a graphic, 5-point numerical scale
that is, by translating abstract information into a visible, numerical format that's easier for students with autism or Asperger's to graspthis strategy teaches emotional and behavioral control. Whether the problem is inappropriate touching, obsessions, yelling, hitting, or making hurtful statements to classmates, this clearly illustrated book shows how to define the problem in increments on a 5-point scale and, just as important, suggests alternative, positive behaviors at each point on the scale. Paperbound, 73 pp.

" amazing strategy to help children with autism to understand and control their emotional responses."
    Tony Attwood, Ph.D., Author, Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals