A 5- point scale is a visual referent to manage and control volume in a classroom. A 5-point scale can be seen in many classrooms or on student’s desks. The visual is used to remind the student to control their voice volume. Unfortunately, the 5-point scale is used after a referent after the class or student becomes loud. 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.
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 voice volume scale. They also explain what each level may mean to the student/or how the teacher may feels when hearing volume at that level.
Included in this product are 5 social narratives that discuss how to use the 5-point scale:
1- Silent social narrative
2- Whisper social narrative
3- Talking in class social narrative
4- Talking loud social narrative
5- Yelling social narrative
Social Stories in this product include: Yelling and outside voice.
In addition, you will also get 2 social stories. 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.