A Must Have for Your Child with Autism! The 5 Point Scale!

A Must Have for Your Child with Autism! The 5 Point Scale!

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A Must Have for Your Child with Autism! The 5 Point Scale!

If you don’t know about Kari Dunn Buron’s Incredible 5 Pt Scale, then you’re missing out!  It’s basically a visual strategy to divide a topic into 5 levels to better explain a range of differences within the concept.

Its beauty lies within its simplicity!  The Incredible 5 Pt Scale allows those of us in special education to give our children a visual way to understand some things that would be much more difficult to teach without it.

This is basically a colorful scale from 1 to 5 that can be used in a wide variety of situations.  You, the parent or the educator, can come up with the definitions that would best fit each level or you could sit down with your child/student and come up with definitions together for each of the levels.

In this video, I give four examples of concepts that are perfect to put on the 5 pt scale.

Take a look!

I am sure that you could think of several other situations that would work for your child.  Just think of the possibilities!  Here are a few more situations that you might want to consider

  • How to tell if someone wants to date you
  • Mistakes you make at work and how to handle them
  • Identifying what kinds of changes in your schedule upset you and how to deal with them
  • How to tell if someone wants to talk with you
  • How to tell if you are saying the right thing at the right time
  • How to know if you are being a good friend
  • How to tell if you are being a good listener

The list can go on and on!

Let me know if you have a unique use of the 5pt scale!  Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Hope your summer is going well!  Stay cool!

Carla

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