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A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control

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A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating and Supporting Highly Anxious Students

This hands-on activity helps students who are highly anxious cope with their stress by classifying social and emotional information and analyzing how best to act. Using this interactive process, the student with social behavior-related complications 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, many with autism spectrum disorder with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to include the process as part of an effective behavior assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!


Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer work specific to autism in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. In 2003, 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 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! (2008 ASA literary award winner). Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA Literary Award Winner) and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with Asperger Syndrome called The Social Times (2010 Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards).

ISBN: 9781931282314

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: Amazon customer - This resource has been amazing! I have used it with clients age 9-16 both with and without ASD traits. And to think I bought it on a whim. What I really like is that it can be used to open up conversations about what really bothers the child, things that may not occur to most people who are asking direct questions. The card sort includes items like, washing my hair, someone's breath, being bumped from behind, and the universal trigger -riding on the school bus! Thanks for creating this tool for clinicians, intervention specialists, counselors and parents alike.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: Mary Henriksen- An excellent teaching tool for my Autistic students. I was a way to get non-verbal and students with limited language skills to express and understand what makes them lose control. I used it frequently in my classroom. I preceded this lesson by reading: When My Worries Get Too Big! by Kari Dunn Buron.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: S. Wardlow - Being the grandmother of an autistic boy and also a special education paraeducator, this item is a MUST HAVE! It is very hands on and a great visual tool. It can be used in so many different situations. You will not be disappointed.
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