Purpose: A low-tech AAC tool to help students identify, understand and articulate when something is wrong.This spiral bound book helps students identify emotions, explain why, and begin to determine what could help resolve the problem and/or make him/her feel better. Each of these components are presented on a single page, and visual choices are provided. The choices are removable to complete problem-solving statements, facilitating engagement and ownership of the process. The pages stack revealing each statement built by the student allowing for review, discussion and reflection. Please note that the last “I feel..” choice is “pain.” The “Tell Me What Hurts” board on the back is for use when “pain” is selected.
To further adapt this resource for students who benefit from few choices, consider the following:
1. Add an additional spiral-bound page on the right-edge of the "_ can make it better" page. This page can be folded in so it is between each stacked page to cover the pages that follow.
2. Cover unlikely choices with blank cards. These can be stored on the inside of the additional spiral-bound page described above.
3. Place a strip of Velcro near the bottom edge of the additional spiral-bound page described above. Insert this page behind the page being targeted. Place the most likely choices on the Velcro strip. Hide the bank of choices by closing all pages.