Use this helpful guide to teach teens and adults on the autism spectrum how to use a simple 5 point scale to build self regulation and behavior management skills. By using a 1 to 5 scale, teachers, therapists and parents have a concrete visual tool to use to develop emotional regulation and use during challenging moments. With this helpful tool, your students will learn to recognize their emotions, talk about their emotional/behavioral needs, and learn to advocate for themselves.
The first part of the book uses scales to help with common challenges like feeling overwhelmed, making friends, dating, workplace issues, and more. You will learn how to discuss these challenges and apply the five point scale. The next part of the book teaches you how to create scales in the midst of a behavioral challenge to help support your students. This system is great for helping teens with autism, those in inclusion settings, or in transition classes.