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Stress Thermometer


A stress thermometer, developed by Janette McAfee, is a visual support that helps an individual identify her level of stress and choose a corresponding relaxation technique. The thermometer provides a visual illustration of her stress indicators, for example low, medium, high or represented in degrees, and relaxation strategies to address those particular levels of stress. Stress markers are listed on the left side of the thermometer and relaxation techniques correspond on the right side.


Examples:

Stress Thermometer

Stress Thermometer

Blank Stress Thermometer
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Stress Thermometer Example 1
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Stress Thermometer Example 2
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Book Suggestions:

Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders

J.L. McAfee

If you could change the content in the thermometer to: Stressors on the Left being (least to high)….Being introduced to new people, art class, lunch menu being changed

Corresponding strategies on right side (least to high) Use greeting cards, use sensory supports, use social narrative about lunch menu changes