If you want to teach a child social and interpersonal abilities and emotional self-control, this book will become your primary resource in the classroom and at home. The strategies are simple, clear, flexible, and fun, and are based on the authors' increasing practical experience. I particularly appreciated how the activities can be personalized include graphics and humor, and combine social and emotional themes. The scale is genuinely incredible. --Tony Attwood, PhD, director, The Minds and Hearts Clinic, Brisbane, Australia, and author of The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
I'm a long time fan of the 5-Point Scale. In five words, it's respectful, thoughtful, flexible, versatile, and practical. In a few words, it's a classic instructional tool. This second edition is as beautifully organized as the first; easy to read and packed with new insights and ideas. It's proof that even a classic, like the original Incredible 5-Point Scale, can be both timeless and timely! A great resource just got better! --Carol Gray, author of Social Stories and Comic Strip Conversations
About the Author
Kari Dunn Buron taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for educators and has done volunteer work specific to autism in a variety of countries. She also received a fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of Social Cognition, Education and Autism with a focus on challenging behaviors. Kari is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big, A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against the Law!. Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with Asperger Syndrome called The Social Times (2010 Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner Moonbeam Children s Book Awards). Mitzi Beth Curtis, MsEd, is an autism resource specialist. She has worked in special education, supported employment and residential programs for individuals with disabilities since 1978. Her youngest sister, Maria, sent her on this journey with her birth in 1963.