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Scales and Ratings Templates

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The "Scales and Ratings" Templates allow pictures to be sequenced for leveling into ratings or scales. There are different styles such as numbers, counting fingers, numbered trains, a thermometer, or an arrow.

This template contains boxes that contain text and pictures. Each box has an indicator of a level sequenced. Some templates start the numbering from bottom to top or left to right. Each box can be color-coded to assocaite with feelings or curriculum content. 

Check out this free sample of a Voice Volume Scale. 

The scales can start at 0 or 1 and go up to level 7. For example, a scale that represents feelings of discomfort start at a level 0, meaning no discomfort. Then it can go up in gradient to level 7, depending on how may intervals you need.



Social-Emotional and Self-Regulation

Scales and Ratings help students visualize behaviors and feelings in a continuum, as well as strategies to manage strong feelings. For example, members familiar with The Zones of Regulation, a social-emotional framework developed by Leah Kuypers, can create supplemental visuals. Check out just a few ideas for supporting social-emotional and behavior needs. 


Classroom visuals can illustrate ready-to-learn behaviors. 



Academic Objectives

Scales can be used for academic learning such as story sequencing, activity plan, or strategies. An example of academic scales may scaffold learning objectives from level 0- don’t know, up to level 4- enrichment. Here are some scales and ratings templates used for  classroom teaching: 




Use scales and ratings with specific therapy strategies. Speech and Language Therapists may create a continuum for articulation or language. 



Therapists may post their own expectations or self-ratings during therapy sessions. 


Students who use AAC and their communication partners benefit from Scales and Ratings visuals too. 




Use visuals to support independent funtioning and hygiene



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