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Incredible 5-Point Scale (9722) (DVD)

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  • Language: Castilian
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Autism Asperger Publishing Co
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jan. 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1931282730
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,864 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In this DVD, Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis, 'two teachers from Minnesota', discuss the highlights of their book by the same title. They share their successful use of the simple concept of 5-point scales to help students understand and control their emotional reactions to everyday events that might otherwise set in emotion escalating reactions. Whether it is inappropriate touching, obsessions, yelling, hitting or making hurtful statements to classmates, use of the scale helps break down a given behavior and, with the student's active participation, develop a unique scale that identifies the problem and, just as important, suggests alternative, positive behaviors at each level of the scale.

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This is a very easy-to-use book! It's not a complicated programme that has to be ploughed through and is very parent-friendly (it doesn't pre-suppose that you're a qualified teacher!). My son who has aspergers (age 9) is very interested in the book and took to it straight away. We found the 1-5 scale for teaching voice-volume extremely helpful and with immediate results. The rest of the book does deal with a lot of difficult behaviour issues - punching, obsessions, inappropriate touch, anger, agression & panic, and has suggestions for 'working' through feelings & ideas about how to deal with levels on the scale. It also gives clear examples which can be modified, plus examples of social stories to accompany different scale. I was specifically looking for something to help with anxiety/panic but think this may need to be combined with other techniques to make our own personalised 1-5 scale. The book could be used across a very wide age-range definitely including younger children & teens (we tried on it grown-up relatives & our son now uses the scale to correct them if they're too loud!). It would be super to use in conjunction with supportive school staff. It's an extremely useful tool and as with many of the best ideas it's brilliantly simple, thank you!!
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Only got this book the other day and started using it right away, a simple idea but the best ones always are. My son 'get's it' right away and now understands that he can be behaving ona scale of 1-5 - we've talked about it and we'll start to devise our own charts. Using the pitch of his voice is such a good idea....children with ASD are often VERY LOUD and this impacts on the whole family. He has at least started to realise that when he is at a 4 or 5 and really making a lot of noise - then I start feeling a 4 or 5 too. If you have a child with ASD or ADHD this will be a very handy book to help you cope!
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I bought this book a while ago and am very impressed. It gives some great ideas for coping with challenging behaviours. in particular my Son is motivated by colours and numbers so we will be able to calm him down and reduce inappropriate behaviours through the methods used in the book. it is a very simple concept and easy for parents to implement.
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This book was really helpful to use at home and at school. It helps to rate feelings for anyone who has trouble describing how they feel; I think that anyone with that trouble (not just people with ASD) should get a copy of this book.
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My son is 8 years old and has some behavioral issues which I associate with HFAS although he has not been diagnosed.
He thought that the book was very funny, but was curious to know more. We have looked at the book together and I can see that he will want to start to implement the use of the 5 point scale as a way of controlling his temper-tantrums.

Although we haven't got very far as yet, I think that it is a great starting point. I also liked the extra pages at the back which allow the parent/care-giver to photocopy them to devise their own tailor made 5 point scale with their child.

A very useful book for any child that has difficulty with controlling their emotional responses.
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This book has helped me to find ways of successfully controlling noise levels and I have used the system in 2 primary schools now and has proved to be a good start in offering insight in managing the behaviour of children with ASD.

I first used advice from this book in a primary school (after sharing it with the class teacher) where students voice level was too high. - Mostly pupils with ADHD; they didn't realise they were being so loud, so using the 5 point scale helped them to have a visual gauge for whereabouts their voice/noise level was. The class teacher asked me to make a 5 point noise indicator to stick on the classroom wall and pointed to it for specific children so that they could see how loud they were being. Also, all members of staff involved with the students wore a smaller printed version which we had made up and laminated, for use when working with individuals or with smaller groups. The book does indicate that you will need to be persistent in its use, before it takes effect. It really did work after a short time.

Later I came across a student who spoke with a really quiet whisper and eventually the student would point to the scale and ask whereabouts his voice was on the scale, so that he could moderate the volume.

I haven't tried it out with other behavioural issues.

I have revised the stars I earlier rewarded this item, because it can be pricey and have seen some merchants trying to sell it for £70 - £300+. It certainly isn't worth that much. I bought this book new from Amazon EU S.a.r.L. and only paid £11.56 including postage. Although I am finding that most products purporting to help support SEN students are expensive and exploitative; this is no different and I certainly wouldn't want to pay more than I did.
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a great book.my only slight critism would be that i wished the pages on the inside had been in colour , as i wanted to photocopy some of them to use as charts for my daughter
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