Use this tool for students who struggle with anxiety, depression, frustration, anger, or other emotion regulation challenges. It may also be used for adults with similar challenges. The more people helped, the better.
IEP & Behavior Support Tool:
This tool may be specifically referenced in IEPs and Behavior Plans. The license of use takes into account the conclusion of a copy of the customized Coping Wheel within any IEP or Behavior Plan documentation.
This tool has proven effective for students with a variety of needs ranging from autism spectrum to anxiety disorders. The Coping Wheel offers an imaginative way to present coping strategies to students. It is customizable to your needs and the ability level of your students. The Coping Wheel is, in its own way, a coping strategy since by going to use it, it positively reinforces the use of coping strategies to solve problems in a productive and positive manner.
This tool was created by a special education teacher who works with a lot of behavior problems within a broad range of academic and cognitive ability. This tool is intended to be adapted to the abilities of each student. It is founded on the idea that our thoughts affect our emotions affect our actions, which is a well documented and researched idea. By changing one of those things, everything else can change as well.