“Emotional Discrimination Charts Visual Aids for Teaching and Supporting Behavior Regulation Skills” can be used many different ways depending upon the needs of the student and the culture of the classroom in which it is implemented. It was designed to be flexible in order to provide the teacher a differential strategy for meeting unique student needs.
Four graphics are included, designed to create two, two-sided visual prompt cards. These cards can be used to teach basic emotional literacy skills, to redirect subtle misbehavior or to guide a debrief session with a student following a behavioral incident. For ease of use and durability is recommended that these charts be printed on cardstock, the sides glued back to back and laminated.
These materials can be used with a wide range of learners in both special and general education classrooms. Three of the four graphics are exclusively visual, making them appropriate for younger learners; however, an emotional vocabulary word list is also included, making it a useful tool for older learners. Sentence stems are provided as well to guide students through the process of crafting "I statements" to express their feelings and identify stressors within the school environment.
These charts can be used to implement IEP goals which target emotional literacy and/or stress management strategies. They are equally appropriate for use with any student who may require extra support to behave as expected at school.