Free Visual Support:My Speed Meter (PDF)
This visual support for arousal monitoring is designed for children who are well established in the emerging language stage and/or conversational stage of language development. The two separate meters on the support are used in combination with one another. The first meter, the “My Speed Meter” is used to help children identify their current energy level. The “Activity Speed Meter” is used to help children identify the intended pace of the activity that they are currently engaged in. The information on the two meters is then compared and discussed. If the two speeds to be identical, children should be reinforced for being “on target.” If a discrepancy is observed between the two meters a plan to help the child shift his “speed” to match the activity speed should be created. The video tutorial briefly describes the use of this support.