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The Incredible 5-Point Scale

The Incredible 5-Point Scale 9781937473075

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The Incredible 5-Point Scale: 
The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition

Does your child or student have a difficult time staying calm? Here's a simple yet powerful strategy and visual support system for addressing anxiety! The Incredible 5-Point Scale was one of the first practical supports for teaching students to become aware of their state of regulation. The 1-5 scale system is applicable for a variety of behaviors and responses to behaviors, including feelings of anxiety, obsessions, concepts of personal space and feelings of anger. The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students in Understanding Social Interactions includes stories suitable to be read to a child, visual scales and tips on how to implement the particular scale. The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition of the now classic resource expands on the original scale by providing examples of how to use the scale across different age groups and functioning levels. New scales are designed for young children and those individuals with more classic presentations of autism, including an expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in student IEP's. 


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).

Mitzi Beth Curtis, MsEd, is an autism resource specialist currently working for Intermediate School District 287 in Minnesota, and consulting with Minnesota Life College. She has worked in special education, supported employment and residential programs for individuals with disabilities since 1978. Her youngest sister, Maria, sent her on this journey with her birth in 1963.

ISBN: 9781937473075

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Amazon Customer - This book is helpful and informative for parents trying to help children to understand their own state of mind. My son is using a 5-Point Scale at school. While it is not a magic bullet, it is helpful.
LENEXA, Kansas
June 07 2016
Customer Review: Richard Culbertson - This is a thoughtful update of a classic. If you are looking for ways to help autistic students to understand feelings and to implement strategies to change behavior, I would recommend this as a fundamental part of your library. Please note that this is not a classroom management tool to rate behavior. It is a way to help students manage their own lives.
LENEXA, Kansas
August 12 2015
The 2nd edition of The Incredible 5-Point Scale is a unique teaching resource for both professionals and families with individuals of all ages and abilities on the autism spectrum. The revised and expanded 2nd edition continues the teaching approach from the first book, adding new ideas for teaching and reinforcing social and behavior management skills across an expanded range of ages and abilities. In addition to offering helpful insights for teaching young children, the book shows how scales can be used to teach nonverbal children or children with more classic forms of autism. Also – a huge plus – the book gives examples of how the scale can be written into an IEP.
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