A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating and Supporting Highly Anxious Students
This hands-on activity helps highly anxious students cope with stress by identifying social and emotional challenges and analyzing how best to act. In a game format, the student places cards that list highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions, such as anxiety, sadness and anger. Picture-word cards make the activity suitable for students with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to incorporate the game as part of an effective behavior assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer autism-specific work specific in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. Kari received a Self-designed Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of social cognition, education and autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.
Kari is also the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big! and A "5" is Against the Law! (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner). She is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner) and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with high-functioning autism called The Social Times (Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards). Kari's latest book, Adalyn's Claire, talks about the benefits of therapy animals for children with autism and other social challenges (NAPPA Award Winner and Mom's Choice Award Winner).