Incredible 5 Point Scale Author in Australia

Friday 31st March 2017

Kari Dunn Buron, author of the hugely popular Incredible 5 Point Scale is in Australia next week for a couple of workshops in Darwin and Adelaide, focussed on social cognition and emotional regulation. Kari comes to Australia as an international expert recognised for her significant contribution to the autism field to present a practical, innovative conference for families, educators and other professionals.

Silvereye will be at both events with a display featuring Kari's 5 Point Scale resources as well as her brand new The Social Times Curriculum. Even if you can't make it to the conference for the day, come down anyway and have a look as we'll have a great range of relevant resources on display.

Speaker Background:

Kari Dunn Buron has 30 plus years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum in the educational setting and is a founding member of the Minnesota Autism Project. She has worked extensively across the United States to establish the autism certificate for Minnesota and Hamline University as well as being on the advisory board for universities across Minnisota and the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

Kari has worked internationally with a number of researchers in the area of Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Education and Autism with a focus on complex behaviours. She has presented her work internationally and in 2012, she was inducted into the Illinois State University Department of Education Hall of Fame.

Kari is the author/co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale. When My Worries Get Too Big, A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control, A 5 is Against the Law, Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators, Social Behaviour and Self-Management, Adalyns Clare and The Anxiety Curve. Her latest project is a social skills curriculum based on her Social Times magazines called The Social Times Curriculum.

Presentation Overview:

Over the past 10 years, there have been unprecedented advances in neuroscience related to the development of social behaviour and emotional regulation. These advances include information about social awareness, social attention, self awareness, self management and self-control. This new research not only documents that these skills are brain-based, but emerging educational research indicates that these skills can be taught. The information in this presentation should be a part of every team discussion for all individuals who exhibit behaviour of concern.

This presentation includes an overview of Social Cognition, Executive Function and Emotional Regulation as they relate to Social Anxiety and a Loss of Emotional Control:

  • What is Social Cognition? What does it have to do with behaviour?
  • How to use The Incredible 5-Point Scale to teach social and emotional concepts and behaviours?
  • Cognitive control and Executive Functioning and how they relate to emotional regulation and Interoception.
  • Relationship building skills and Relaxation: why they matter and how to teach them.

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