Saturday, March 22, 2014

Self Regulation - Minecraft 5 Point Scale

I have recently created a Minecraft 5 Point Scale to help my son learn to self-regulate. It has been working awesome and it helps him be more aware of when he is getting upset. It can be used for a variety of special needs kids like Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, and ADHD. Please feel free to use it. If you would like to learn more about the concept behind the scale visit it's creator Kari Dunn Brown at www.5pointscale.com 
The cool thing about the 5 point scale is that it is adaptable to any area of interest especially book or movies. If you think about it, a story always has a variety of characters with different temperaments that can be used.

Here is a link to a pdf file of the scale:
Minecraft 5 Point Scale PDF File



Here is a link to the Excel file of the scale if you would like to customize it:
Minecraft 5 Point Scale Excel File


https://www.dropbox.com/s/84bbtuy4acdmuch/Minecraft%205%20Point%20Scale.pdf

Disclaimer: I in no way own the Minecraft characters. Copyright infringement is not intended. 

31 comments:

homeschoolingmom said...

LOVE IT!
Thank you!!

The Jacobs said...

Sure - hope it's helpful!

Katherine K said...

Absolutely great! EVERY kid is playing Minecraft now! Just shared on FB and pinterest!

The Jacobs said...

Thanks Katherine - my son and all his friends love Minecraft. It's funny to listen to us use the scale. I wonder what strangers think when they when they hear me say I am close to creeper level. LOL

Von Dubbeld said...

Thanks for the idea and the resource. I'm editing it to base it on the Dragon's of Berk characters as my son is totally into them.

The Jacobs said...

Love it Von Dubbeld. That's why I love the 5 Point Scale so much, it can easily be adapted to any book, Movie or TV show characters.

kaye mendecino said...

Thank You for sharing this! It is so creative and my family loves minecraft!

The Jacobs said...

Sure no problem - anything I can do to help kids and make life easier.

Karen Copeland said...

This is so awesome! What a great idea :) I will be sharing this out and directing people to this post. Thank you!

The Jacobs said...

Sure and thanks for sharing out the post!

Hazel Cooper said...

Thank you so much. My eldest son has Asperger and he has a hard time expressing. This will definitely be a great tool for him.

The Jacobs said...

Thanks Hazel - I hope it helps.

Christine said...

Thank you so much for creating this! I'm a speech therapist and I own a private practice in MD. I've used this scale with my clients and it's a total hit.

The Jacobs said...

Thanks Christine - I'm so glad it's working for your clients. When I created the scale I wanted to try and make something really relatable to kids in this generation.But most importantly something that my son would understand intrinsically.


Aota Bethesda said...

Hi. Love your scale. I would love to share it with members of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Would I have your permission to post a thumbnail image of your scale on AOTA's blog Checking the Pulse and then link to your blog post so that people could download the full scale? Please let me know if that would be OK. If you'd prefer to email, please use social@aota.org.
Thank you,
-Stephanie, AOTA's digital editor

The Jacobs said...

Thanks Stephanie - I sent you an email :)

Patty Emler said...

Re: your scale
The word that means something you have lost is spelled lose, not loose. Loose is a word meaning not tight.

The Jacobs said...

Thanks Patty - I missed that the first go round. I tried to update that on all the files. Do you still see it somewhere in the post? Thanks

EPerez said...

Great job. Thanks for sharing.

But you should know there is a typo on the #2 feelings box for Steve. It says "fells" instead of "feels". Also, when you open the file to print, the top (header?) doesn't show up at all. The "MINECRAFT Incredible five-point scale" and "helping kids regulate their frustration" parts are all missing. I tried both files without any luck. I was able to insert it on my own in Exel, but I like your format better. Just FYI.

:-)

The Jacobs said...

Thanks EPerez - I fixed the typo - spelling is not a strength of mine. :) I also updated the files to include the headers. If you click on the links now you should see it.

EPerez said...

Thank you so much! :-)

I forgot to mention it's also cutting off the bottom and printing it out on two pages. Just in case you want to change that as well.

This is really so good and I plan on using this with my nephew and with my students. I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist working in an elementary school. Thanks again!

E

The Jacobs said...

Awesome! It should all be fixed now. I did some re-arranging and it should all fit on one page. Please let me know if it doesn't for you.

Olivia Nichols said...

This is awesome. Thank you for sharing!

The Jacobs said...

Sure - no problem. Hope it helps!

Victoria Whyte said...

Thank you so much

The Jacobs said...

You're Welcome!

Mark smith said...

Most valuable and fantastic blog I really appreciate your work which you have done about the minecraft mmorpg,many thanks and keep it up.
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The Jacobs said...

Thanks Mark - Minecraft is such a versatile program and so much fun to play. Btw I like your Minecraft short film.

Desseri Ackerman said...

It's so awesome - something my kid can relate to, not a textbook drill. Thank you.

The Jacobs said...

How cool - so glad i can help!

LTNunua said...

Thank you so much for creating this chart! It is perfect for my little student!