STOP & Break Cards
I created these cards to be a nonverbal cue for the teacher or paraeducator, to give a student to stop what they are doing and make a better choice.
Also included are cards to indicate to students if they have earned a break. I have used these in my special education classroom when student must work for a set amount of time to earn a break. They could use the break immediately, or save it to use with other cards for a longer break.
A third card in this set is I need a break. These are for students to use to be dismissed from a class or activity when they are overwhelmed with the situation. The student must be taught how to correctly use these cards and that it is a privilege to use these cards. If it gets so the student uses many of these cards in a class the plan must be revisited.