Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults

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Kari Dunn Buron, Mitzi Beth Curtis, Lisa King, Jane Thierfeld Brown

  • Social Behavior and Self-Management

71 pages
Age Range: 11+
2012
ISBN: 9781934575918

Building on the success on the legendary Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses, by Buron and Curtis, this book also uses scales as a way of explaining social and emotional concepts to individuals who have difficulty understanding such information but have a relative strength in understanding systems.

The 5-point scales can be used to increase communication between the person on the spectrum and their support person. It can increase self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled self-advocacy tool. As such, it is invaluable at school, on the job and in the community.

"Practical and easy to use, this volume provides a handy scaffold for self-monitoring and social interaction. Useful to individuals, parents, teachers, and other professionals, this valuable addition to the literature will be used for years to come."
- Fred R. Volkmar, MD, Irving B. Harris Professor; director-Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine; and chief of child psychiatry, Yale New Haven Hospital

"This book will prove invaluable to families and professionals working with young adults seeking to make their way in the world independently. As an autistic person who grew up without any of this knowledge, I know firsthand what a difference it can make."
- John Elder Robison, New York Times bestselling author, Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, Raising Cubby, and a member of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services

"As an ever-growing population of children on the autism spectrum ages up, so rises the urgent need to cultivate social competency across the lifespan. Expanding the use of the award-winning 5-Point Scale to support individuals in the adolescent and adult years is especially timely."
- Pamela Wolfberg, PhD, professor, Autism Spectrum Program "San Francisco State University