Revisiting Kathie's Loud Meter
Blog Comment: "Please correct your meter from 'to loud' to 'too
loud.'" - D.
To D: So sorry about the error. That tells me you are a close reader, and I appreciate the
correction. I have made the change to the Loud Meter, as you can see below. Please feel free to print it off and use it
with your clients.
Thanks so much for following my autism blog.
Please be sure to refer back to my recent posts, "A Lesson in Volume Control" and "Working with Hearing Sensitivity" for more information on loud voices and hearing sensitivity in individuals on the autism spectrum. This Loud
Meter is another tool in the SLP's therapy bag.
Meter on the Wall
I'm thinking of all the other ways a meter such as this one can be used to modify various behaviors in
people with autism. It is limitless. It can be personalized to individuals, or
it can be modified for classrooms, therapy rooms, home environments, or even
The various steps or degrees on the meter can be changed with Velcro® backing so that one meter can be
used with a number of clients with different needs. Here are some ideas of
behaviors that can be modified with the use of this meter:
- sitting in a chair
- not talking so much
- topic maintenance
- sharing objects
- completing a task or assignment
- asking appropriate questions
Of course, you can use your imagination and customize the meter to
particular clients and their needs.
have made another, nearly blank, meter
for you to use. Let me know who our
creative SLPs are and just how you have developed this idea into a successful
therapy technique. I'll be happy to share YOUR ideas in a future post.
"Speech pathologists make good things happen."