This product features 18 quarter page cards that just need to be printed and laminated and they are ready for use. They can be used in a pocket chart, on a bulletin board, or on a key ring. They can be used to teach strategies for staying calm. They can also be used as visual supports to help students choose and use these strategies. In addition to the calm down cards, this product also includes choice strips featuring the same strategies. The strips are organized by strategies students can use while seated at their desks, strategies that can be used in the classroom, and strategies that can occur in other locations. These strips could easily be taped to a desk or displayed in locations where students might need them. You can also make your own choice strips with the blank strips and strategy pictures that are included. Finally, students can make their own strips by selecting pictures of their preferred calming activities.
Keywords: calming strategies, behavior management, classroom management, bulletin board, visual supports, special education, occupational therapy, autism, The Deane's List