Tri-State Webinar: Using the Incredible 5-Point Scale

Description of Presentation:

Social cognition involves social awareness, emotional awareness, relationship building, self-management, and emotional regulation. Social cognition is a developmental issue and can impact a person’s confidence and competence in almost all social situations. This presentation will highlight the use of a highly systemized scale to teach skills in these four areas.

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define systematic learning as it applies to teaching social information to people with autism and related social differences.
  2. Give an example of how a scale might be used to teach emotional regulation.
  3. Describe how the 5-point scale is in line with several Evidence-based Interventions.
  4. Write a goal for using the scale to teach social awareness.


Presenter Information:

Kari Dunn Buron, MS, has been an educator of students with autism spectrum disorders for over 30 years. She is the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big-Revised (Mom’s Choice Award 2013 Gold), A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner). Kari is the co-editor of the textbook Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary award winner) and a co-author of Social Behavior and Self-Management (a scale book for adults). Kari’s most recent project is a social skills curriculum called The Social Times Curriculum (based on the Social Times magazine and winner of a National Indie Excellence Award).


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