The Incredible 5-Point Scale has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide and has been used by educators, psychologists, therapists and parents to teach the social and emotional concepts needed for successful social interaction and emotional regulation.
In this revised edition, readers will benefit from work done with the scales over the past 20 years. These refinements now include new scales specifically designed for two groups of individuals: young children and those with more classic presentations of autism, including expanded use of the Anxiety Curve.
This much-awaited, revised edition includes:
A new section expanding on the usage of the Anxiety Curve Model
Supplemental information for its use with special educational teams
Expanded information about diverse student populations
Examples of scales are included showing usage with young children and those with limited communication skills
Examples illustrate scales used with elementary school age children, adolescents and young adults
Goals and objectives for using the scale in an IEP
As in their other writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation, two evidence-based practices. Free online downloadable content from the author's website includes blank scales, small portable scales and worksheets for easy duplication.
Buy now to start implementing the 5-Point Scale in your classroom or home today!
About the Author:
Kari Dunn Buron, MS, Autism Education Specialist taught in the K-12 MN public school system with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years, is a Past President of the Autism Society of MN, and was a founding member of the MN Autism Project. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and is on the Advisory Board for the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Life College in MN and the Autism Society of MN. In 2003, Kari received a Self-designed Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Education and Autism with a focus on challenging behaviors. Kari has presented her work both nationally and internationally and has done volunteer work related to autism in Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Nepal. In 2012, she was inducted into the Illinois State University Department of Education Hall of Fame.
Kari is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale (Revised Edition) and Social Behavior and Self-Management. She is the author of When My Worries Get Too Big, (Revised Edition and winner of the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award, A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control 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 has written a curriculum for teachers working with students who struggle with social understanding and challenging behavior called Social Times Curriculum. Kari’s current project involves the “re-launching” of her early chapter book entitled Adalyn’s Clare.