This visual support is a large version of the emotions thermometer we carry in stock in the resource room, which is based off of “The incredible 5-Point Scale”. The emotions thermometer helps individuals break down emotions into concrete parts to help them identify and better understand their feelings. This is done by breaking down emotions into numbers, colors, pictures, and words and formatting them into the shape of a thermometer. We carry index card sized and an 8 x 11 sized emotion thermometers in stock in the resource room, but the poster sized emotions thermometers are only made upon request.
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control- Behavior By Jed Baker.
(XBM Baker 2008)
Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) Managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) Learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) Understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) Creating plans to prevent future meltdowns. Pp.150.
If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.