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5 Point Scale How Big Is My Problem BUNDLE

Grade Levels
Not Grade Specific
Formats Included
  • PPTX
48 pages
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5 Point Scale How Big Is My Problem BUNDLE

5 Point Scale is a behavioral support designed to teach difficult social and emotional concepts such as self-regulation and perspective taking. 5 Point Scale is a visual tool used to break down these abstract concepts into concrete parts to assist an individual in learning to more easily identify one’s own emotional states and more effectively manage one’s behavioral responses.

Use this How Big Is My Problem 5 Point Scale to help teach students how to match the size of a problem with the size of their reaction or response to a problem. Students will learn how to identify a problem situation, put it into perspective and come up with some solutions. Through conversation with the student and using this tool, the student learns that all problems do not have equal weight or consequences. Potential solutions or at least actions worth trying depend on the results or consequences that are likely to occur if a particular action is taken. Putting things into perspective and having some prearranged plans can help provide an anxious student with some emotional support, while guiding the student to match the intensity of his/her reaction to the actual size of the problem.

Contains the Following in Color or Black and White:

  • How Big Is My Problem 5 Point Scale

  • Processing Form that can be used to document problem situations and student reactions, in addition to plans made for future reactions that better match the actual size of the problem

  • 36 Activity/Comprehension Response Cards

  • Directions to create 11' x 14 1/2" and 22" x 29" Posters

This resource contains 5 Point Scale visual supports that were inspired by the work of acclaimed author Kari Dunn Buron, whose Incredible 5 Point Scale books and resources can be found at www.5pointscale.com and purchased through AAPC Publishing. We have had contact with Kari and are so appreciative to have received her blessing to produce TpT resources based upon concepts described in her products.

Keywords: social communication, relationships, dating, behavior, perspective taking, facial expressions, body language, social thinking, social understanding, social skills, smart guesses, wacky guesses, nonverbal communication, NVC, self regulation, social emotional learning, SEL, expected behavior, unexpected behavior, 5 point scale, social story, special education, pragmatics, autism, social communication disorder, secondary, middle school, high school, teens, social language, speech therapy, language therapy, problem solving skills, interpersonal communication skills, social personal skills, coping strategies, sexual harassment, private vs public, social filter, thought bubble, talking bubble, think it, say it, emotions, empathy, healthy relationships, social mistakes, consequences

Total Pages
48 pages
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