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 autism spectrum and their support person. The result? It can increase self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled self-advocacy tool. Foreword by Stephen Shore, EdD.
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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