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    Kate Hebson
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    Just wondering if anyone has made a resource like this? I’m thinking almost like the Incredible 5 Point Scale idea? My Year R pupils get to the point of exhaustion (and the fall out is felt at home) and could do with some support for learning self regulation.

    TIA

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    Anne Killick
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    In my area OTs sometimes refer to ‘a battery’ and levels of fatigue, needing recharge as battery drains, etc. I think they have visuals for this, but I do not have a copy. Would your OTs have something similar and be able to help?

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    Lucy Daullah
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    Hello

    This is the link to the feelings thermometer that I use quite a lot

    https://store.copingskillsforkids.com/products/feelings-thermometer

    I have also done it where the child has photo’s of themselves when they are feeling different things that they can use as cue cards for when fatigue/pain is creeping up. You then have agreed strategies for each emotion/level of fatigue. I think  it’s good to have a non verbal way of them expressing how they’re feeling.

    Hope this helps

    Lucy

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    Lyn Vines
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    Hello,

    this is an idea I use with slightly older pupils but may work with a younger child . Instead of  a standard  battery I use the idea of ‘your energy is like a laptop battery’- looking at all the things that happen in a day to drain that. – both physical(physio etc.) and learning/thinking tasks.

    Visuals include adding pictures of what the child has done that day. I can also include in this the importance of eating and drinking to boost energy levels etc. if necessary.

    Sleep/resting gets included too as that  the battery re-charging – stressing the importance of good sleep.

    lyn

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