A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control! An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating and Supporting Highly Anxious Students by Kari Dunn Buron


A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control! An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating and Supporting Highly Anxious Students by Kari Dunn Buron

This hands-on activity helps students who are highly anxious cope with their stress by classifying social and emotional information and analysing how best to act. Using this interactive process, the student with social behaviour-related complications places cards that list highly stressful situations into colourful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger. Picture-word cards make the activity suitable for students, many with autism spectrum disorder with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to include the process as part of an effective behaviour assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!


This is an amazingly simple product that speaks volumes! Being able to teach someone how to understand what makes them anxious in ways they and others can actually see is invaluable. A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control! helps put anxiety and stressors in perspective. It is a ?must-have? addition to everyone's toolkit. -- Ronda L. Schelvan, M.S.Ed. Autism consultant and special education teacher, Washougal, Washington. Co-author of The Hidden Cur

About the Author

Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30 years. She is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big! 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 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).

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150 pages


Kari Dunn Buron
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Publication date

15th January 2007



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