Saturday, March 10, 2012

Problem Meter---New and Improved!!

Old Style
Back in September, I posted about a "Problem Meter" that I was using with some of my children.  That posting gave a rather detailed explanation of how some children over-react to situations, and a visual that ranks problems on a scale of 1-10 may help them gauge their reactions.

The Ephesus Elementary speech room "Problem Meter" is now new and improved!!!! (Thank you Heather Petrusa, SLP and her UNC graduate intern Olivia!!!)   Once you compare the two, you can see which one is more clear.  Why didn't I think of this?  Oh well, I can still use it!
   It's amazing how color aids in determining the seriousness of the problem from a kid's point of view.
New and Improved Style with color

Manipulatives stored on the back of different kinds of problems and feelings.

Things can always be improved upon!!!!  This is why I love working in the same building with other SLPs and graduate interns.



  1. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing it!
    I'm a new follower.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this idea. I have a kiddo that I have been working with mom on how for her to deal with her emotions. This is going to help.