This set of BREAK cards is designed to be used as a visual aid when requesting breaks. BREAK cards can be useful in developing an awareness of when stress or levels are beginning to escalate, and a short break is needed to regulate.
Therefore, they are a fantastic tool in assisting with developing communication skills, as well as assisting in a reduction of meltdowns, challenging behaviours and avoidant/escape behaviours.
THESE CARDS CATER FOR YOUR CHILD/STUDENT OR CLIENT'S NEED FOR EITHER SENSORY, MOVEMENT OR RELAXATION BREAKS.
They can be useful for children/teens or adults on the Autism Spectrum, as well as those with language and communication difficulties. The BREAK cards may also be a useful tool in managing emotional regulation difficulties for children with ADHD and children with high anxiety, or even those who are easily overwhelmed.
The BREAK cards can be used in MANY SETTINGS such as the classroom, in an ABA therapy program, in speech and OT sessions or even in the home environment. So many possible applications!
THERE ARE 3 CARD SETS IN TOTAL, INCLUDING:
A set of small/medium and large cards with specifically designed visuals for SENSORY breaks (12 different cards provided in each size e.g. use a fidget, use a weighted blanket, quiet space + more)
A set of small/medium and large cards with specifically designed visuals for MOVEMENT breaks (12 different cards provided in each size e.g. go for a walk, bounce on a trampoline + more)
A set of small/medium and large cards with specifically designed visuals for RELAXATION breaks (12 different cards provided in each size e.g. listen to music, do a yoga pose + more)
AND and set of small/medium and large BLANK cards for you to customise with your own visuals.
EACH SET comes with TWO VARIATIONS in each size (totalling 24 cards per size!!) - one with a written verbal prompt e.g. "I can go for a walk" and one without a written verbal prompt!
EACH SET also contains cards suitable for BOYS and GIRLS, as well as cards that can be applied to both gender.
As such, these cards are designed to be VERY VERSATILE!
A CHOICE BOARD is also included - to use with the small cards.
Also included: A full set of instructions for how to implement the cards effectively!
If you like these cards - don't forget to check out my HELP cards! They can be very useful in conjunction with my BREAK cards. Available in both a paid and basic FREE version!
Check them out here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-NEED-HELP-CARD-SET-3854702
If you are looking to add to your repertoire of BREAK CARDS, I also have an a set of BREAK CARDS with basic visuals (for more general breaks)
Check them out here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-NEED-A-BREAK-CARD-SET-3865720
I ALSO HAVE A RANGE OF REWARD CHARTS THAT ARE A GREAT PART OF ANY POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT!