Tag Archives: Anger

The anger scale: shared resource

18 Jan

Today I wanted to share some useful resources that I made, after reading this great book. I used it with Autistic students to help them to understand that it was not an all or nothing when it came to managing emotions. Many autistic students think that they are either angry or sad, with nothing at all in between. They do not realise that there are warning signs that indicate that things are beginning to boil up inside them. Continue reading

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Four steps forward, five steps back

5 Oct

Special needs is a colourful, unpredictable, interesting, frustrating, joyful, exasperating yet fulfilling area to be involved in.

You spend many many hours, days, weeks and months trying to understand, empathise and teach the students the skills that they need to live independent and fulfilling lives.

Then BAM! It’s all undone in one five minute moment in time.

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