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The Incredible 5-point Scale: Assisting Children with ASDs in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  217 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
This is a book for parents, teachers and therapists. The book introduces a highly systematic method of teaching social and emotional information.
Paperback, 73 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Autism Asperger Publishing Co,US (first published January 1st 2003)
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Marie Willingham
Feb 13, 2017 Marie Willingham rated it really liked it
A guide to helping children with ASD to manage social communication and emotions. Clear, helpful, practical. There's a little bit of theory and loads of examples of ways to use the scales. Perhaps more valuable for teachers who work with a range of children, but as a parent still very helpful.
Joanna Keating-Velasco
This second edition of THE INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE book is a great resource for those in the education field and families touched by autism. This book expands on the first book by including new ideas for teaching and also rewarding behavior and social management skills. The book details how scales can be used to teach individuals who are non-verbal or who are on the more severe side of the spectrum. This technique is so basic and yet so easy-to-use and hands-on that anyone can start using the t ...more
Mar 14, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
I warmed to this book as it progressed. Initially it seemed simplistic, mechanistic and frankly not even very interesting, let alone useful for a child who when stressed cannot reliably decide which number is bigger. I found the US terminology offputting (unreasonably so) However, by the end, they'd provided a sufficient variety of different examples to show that it is a potentially handy little tool. I especially enjoyed the "Memo" they sent to one child who rejected 'social stories' which are ...more
Jan 16, 2016 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: education, neurology
09/08: This book presents a system so simple you'll ask yourself, now why didn't I think of that? We use the 5-point scale for everything from voice volume to energy level and anger management.

Amazon Book Description:
This must-have resource shows how the use of a simple 5-point scale can help students understand and control their emotional reactions to everyday events. This book shows how to break down a given behavior and, with the student s active participation, develop a scale that identifies
Teri Argo
Mar 11, 2012 Teri Argo rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teachers, parents, people who work with kids
A great little book with a powerful tool. The 5-Point scale. The book give lots of visual examples of the many ways to use a 5-point scale and how to customize it for the individuals need. I hope to use this in my role as a therapeutic riding instructor.
Lynn Ritter
Jul 04, 2015 Lynn Ritter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perfect for my toolbox!

Awesome resource for special education teachers! Examples abound of different versions of the five point scale. The real life scenarios of the five point scale in action were extremely beneficial.
May 22, 2008 Lara rated it really liked it
In addition to clear explanations and examples of how to use the 5-point scale, this book also contains blank templates that can be reproduced. Very useful for ANY child, not just those who are on the autism spectrum. I've recommended it to several friends.
Elizabeth S
Jun 03, 2015 Elizabeth S rated it liked it
Particularly useful for people who have not been exposed to using a number scale for emotional states. This is a basic intro. A number of case studies are presented along with the actual scales that were created.
Kristen Caldwell
Jul 26, 2016 Kristen Caldwell rated it it was amazing
Well laid out with a lot of tips, suggestions, and examples. A lot of case studies are used to explain this concept, which is very effectual.
Jul 03, 2012 Allison rated it it was amazing

Useful stuff! I look forward to implementing some of these ideas!
Apr 14, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: autism
Good for any kid/student. Teaches in scales 1-5 more concrete.
Jan 18, 2016 Fishface rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mental-health, how-to
Two words: Awesome resource. I will be able to use this one all day long.
Nov 25, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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Very helpful for my son.
Oct 29, 2012 Caroline rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to the use of scales in behavior modification. Once you get comfortable with these, you will be able to create more personalized scales for your kiddo.
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Kari Dunn Buron is an autism educational specialist who has worked with children and young adults on the autism spectrum for more than 25 years. Kari was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Autism Project and developed the ASD certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kari currently teaches in the Hamline program and coordinates a summer camp for teen ...more
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