Dating anxiety scale
Kari and Mitzi Create a schedule piece using the program Boardmaker (Mayer Johnson) indicating that it is time for the person to rate themselves on their anxiety scale.
By scheduling times to "check in", you can proactively teach the use of the scale.
There is an accompanying instruction sheet that goes along with the worksheet.
Box '1' is meant to identify typical anxiety producing triggers such as loud noises, illness, late bus, etc.
The anxiety curve model has been used by Kari and Mitzi for almost a decade to visually illustrate the power of anxiety and its influence on student behavior.
Below is an example of how Mitzi uses this model to teach educators and parents to process explosive incidents: Practical Use of the Anxiety Curve One of my favorite, and a very practical use of the anxiety curve, is in a worksheet format.
Boxes '3' and '4' are primarily for the caregiver to assist with the calming process in a very quiet and calm manner.
The individual with autism at a '4' is not able to manage many choices or decision-making.
For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you.
This worksheet then can be easily shared not only with teachers, but parents, babysitters, paraprofessionals, substitutes and anyone else who is significant to the individual with autism.
There is a similar but slightly different worksheet for school (teacher/student) and home (parent/child).
Box '5' represents the crisis or most heightened stage of the individual's anxiety.
It is important for people to know what this might entail, so they can respond in a positive and effective manner.