A 5- point scale is a visual referent to manage and control out of seat and staying in your area in a classroom. A 5-point scale can be used in many classrooms or on student’s desks. The visual is used to remind the student to control where they are are in the classroom and where they should be. Unfortunately, the 5-point scale is used after a referent after the class or student becomes out of their area. What I find is that the 5-point scale is not explicitly taught to the class/student and therefore lacks meaning and adherence when used after the fact. ***There are ,2, 5 point stay in your area scales. One that was originally made with the 5 Point Volume Scale and one that was made to go with the Incredible 5 Point Scale.****
Social narratives are effective in teaching and modifying behavior for students with autism. Social narratives in this product describe how and when the teacher may use the 5 point stay in your area scale with the class. They also explain what each level may mean to the student/or how the teacher may feel when the student leaves their area. The social narratives are found on pages 7-11.
Included in this product are 5 social narratives that discuss how to use the 5-point scale:
1- Stay in seat sitting social narrative
2- Stand behind your desk or chair social narrative
3- Stand beside your desk social narrative
4- Stand away from your desk social narrative
5- Walking around the room social narrative
Social Stories in this product include: Walking around the room and standing away from your desk. The social stories are written in the first person because if the student is not following your directions in the 5 point stay in your area scale. It is a great intervention to use to correct the behavior. The social stories are included in pages 5 and 6.
In addition, you will also get 2 social stories and a 5 Point Stay in your area scale. Social Stories take a behavior and , through a story, state how people may feel about the behavior and how that behavior may be modified.
Each of my social stories will address the following:
A problem behavior
When the behavior occurs
Perspective of how others may feel
Optional Personalized Positive Choice
Each of my social stories can be used as they are written or they can be personalized. Room is left at the end of each social story for you to select a positive choice from the options given on the Positive Choice pages at the end of this product. Select a positive choice, cut it out and glue it to the end of the social story for that student. You will now have an individualized social story and one that will fit your classroom needs.
Remember that social stories are most effective if read regularly to the student. It is best to read this before any incidents of the behavior occur.