Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Power Cards

Photobucket
Update: I have had literally hundreds of requests for these cards!! When I made these, I made them for my son and shared the idea on my blog. Since the dawn of pinterest, these cards have gotten alot more attention than I had anticipated! And to tell the truth, I dont know whether these graphics are allowed to be shared. So, I have made a similar, better, version of these, and other related autism printables and am selling them in my etsy shop now. You can purchase them there, and you are free to use them with your children, or in your classrooms (though you may not resell them or share files with others). The best part is, I have permission from the graphic designers to use the graphics on these cards, so I know for sure that dispersing them is legal.  Also, I am more than happy to take requests, so if you have an idea for a card or file you would like to use in your classroom or home, please DO contact me via my etsy shop!


Do you know what Power Cards are? Don't worry, before last November, I didn't either. Power Cards are often used with Autistic children, but I believe they can be helpful for all children. Power Cards are highly visual and they contain short blurbs or lists of information that will help a child in various situations that he may come across. We use homemade Power Cards with Little Bean. Do I know everything there is to know about them? No, probably not. But what I do know I used to put together some cards that have been pretty helpful for Little Bean.
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket
I used a program like MS Word to make his Power Cards. Then I used a laminator to make them sturdy. They are roughly pocket sized, good for small hands. I hole punched them and put them on a binder ring.
We use them in many ways. Sometimes Little Bean will review a particular card before an interaction with somone. He may review the anger-related ones before a difficult task, or when he is angry, he may review the ones on how to calm down. Power Cards are like mini-offices for social struggles. They are easy to make and are great for some children with Autism. Try them, you might like them!
post signature

66 comments:

Mozer said...

What a great tool!

Angela said...

I love these, We have use social stories, but I love the idea of power cards. I will have to look them up

Samantha B said...

Visiting from SITS! Love this blog!!

My Captivating Images said...

That is pretty cool!

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

so did you design the cards your self or print them from a site? I would love these cards for my little guy!
Crystal

Danae Farias said...

I love these. We have been trying social stories, but I would like to try this too. Did you create this or find them at a website? I would love to get a copy of them!

Sincerely,
Danae@Believing Unbeliever

Miss Speechie said...

I love the idea of the different ways to use feeling words. Would you be able to email me a copy?!?! I think they are great!
speechtimefun@gmail.com

Denise said...

I just wrote an IEP goal for feeling word synonyms! Not all of the words are visible... Could you share them?

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing this great tool!

angharadh said...

I love these! I just started teaching Special Ed and would love a copy of these to use with my students!!!

any chance I could get a copy?

ahollingworth@maysprep.org

Kylie Ellis said...

Hi, i am enjoying your blog. The power cards are a great idea. I would also appreciate the name of the site you found these cards on for my little boy. My email is kylie.e.73@gmail.com
Thanks kylie.

Kylie Ellis said...

Sorry, just read you made them yourself. How clever, they look so professional. If you wouldn't mind sharing them I'd love a copy. kylie.e

Jenifer Lauren said...

These are great! I can't wait to use them in my classroom! I would love to have a copy if you still have it! Thanks! Jenifer.L.Beck@gmail.com

Stacy said...

I would love to try these with some of my students. Would you mind sharing them with me?

Instructionalcoach@gmail.com

Bright Beginnings Preschool said...

I just came across these and would love to use them in my classroom if you wouldn't mind sharing
dmkramer@mchsi.com
Thank you!

Kim @ Mrs. Hs Resource Room said...

Great idea! I would like a copy if you are willing to share! :) I am a special education teacher and have a couple of children on my caseload with behavior disorders that I could see would benefit from these.

hansonteacher@gmail.com

Kim
mrshsresourceroom.blogspot.com

Jordan said...

Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I have a few students who could benefit from this and am making power cards for them right now. Great idea! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. I have several students who would really benefit from these. If your willing to share I'd love a copy of the file.
shaenatesmom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

just starting teaching self contained ED.. would love these cards vand018@gmail.com


Thanks!

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic! I would love a copy. Kaomatthew@verizon.net

Many Thanks
Kelly

Katie said...

I would really love to have a copy of these power cards. My daycare kids get upset sometimes and I really think these would be helpful. We are also learning about Friends and Feeling begining in September and I would love to have these on hand. Thank you so much. My email is littleprintsmn@gmail.com

Thanks Katie.

Anonymous said...

These cards are wonderful! I was wondering if I could get a copy of the cards also. My e-mail is LKDYER@aol.com. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

Like everyone else, I love your Power Cards. I would love a copy of these for my students. My email is lana_argue@hotmail.com.

Thanks!

happy's mommy said...

If you're sharing copies I would LOVE LOVE LOVE them! My little guy does have special needs and he's just entered quite the angry phase. These are so visual and practical!

tanzie213@yahoo.com

...danielle

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your blog. I have a grade 2 student who would be a perfect candidate to use your power cards with. Please share a copy!
Carrie
shine321@hotmail.com

Stephanie Seraphine said...

Hi. We are a homeschool family also and would greatly benefit from using your power cards!! I would love to have a copy to use. Can I share them with my students in our co-op? I am teaching a manners class. mail4steph@insightbb.com

Blessings,
Stephanie

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just came across your blog from Pinterest and love the idea. I would love to have a copy to use.

my email is carefree708@hotmail.com

thank you!

Mindy said...

I am also very interested in getting a copy of these cards if you are willing to share. They are amazing and would work SO well for my son right now.
mindy.oler@gmail.com

Jessica Botsch said...

We sure need these in my household. Will you please send me a copy? I'd forever appreciate it! My twins take all my free time! LOL

jessica_duce@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Do you have a copy for me?
frederikegr@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am also interested! Would you mind posting the file or posting a link to where I can find?

Asp8 said...

I love these! What a wonderful idea to use. May I have a copy of these for to use with my kids?

suthernbelle75@gmail.com

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great asset.

Could I please have a copy at
sopenko@hotmail.com

Cheers,

Dan :)

Anonymous said...

May I please have a copy of your power cards from April 2011? My son struggles socially and we have not been successful with social stories so far. The public school keeps pushing me aside. I believe he has SPD or even possibly mild autism. I know that if he is going to be successful that it is up to me as his parent to guide him. Thanks so much for all your hard work and suggestions.
Michelle mrmrashby@att.net

Anonymous said...

Hello there!

I would love a copy of these to use with my class! We are looking at managing emotions.

Thank you!

If you have anything else to do with Wellbeing that might be of use, I would love to see it too.

Many thanks,
B.
bekyboo@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

these are awesome. Are you sharing these? a copy would be much appreciated! shennekens@yahoo.com

Jenna said...

These are perfect for a child I am dealing with right now! Do you mind sharing a copy of them??

jennac.vaughan@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I'd love a copy too! thanks

natwoods@gmail.com

Iisavermont said...

I too would appreciate a copy of your cards of you are still sharing them from 2011.
Lisa.jacobs.vt@gmail.com
Thank you

Tiffany Temple said...

Oh these are just awesome! I found your site somehow browsing through Pinterest. Could you please email me a copy of your cards? tiffanytemple@yahoo.com
Thanks you in advance!

Stacie Olson said...

I would love a copy of the Power Cards if you are still willing to share.... stacie.olson@wcenters.org

Terrific tool!

Anonymous said...

I would also love a copy of these for work if you are still willing to share. Thanks! suziebslp@yahoo.com.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I just came across your feeling cards. I would also would appreciate a copy if you are sharing them!Thanks! Healer320@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These Power Cards are a brilliant idea. Not only would they help my child socially but also for a reading exercise. Would love a copy of them. My address is shak91@bigpond.com
Many thanks, Kellie

Tracey Wright said...

I have seen power cards before, but the ones you have created would be very helpful with one particular student that I have. If you're willing to share, I'd love for you to send them to me at tracey.wright@warren.kyschools.us. Thank you!

mommymjen said...

Could you please send me a copy of the power cards? They are just what I have been looking for. They are wonderful. Mommymjen@yahoo.com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi! I love your power cards! Would you be willing to share a copy? I would really appreciate it, it would be such a big help!!! smcoachingcr@gmail.com

Thanks!!!

Holly's Spot said...

Hi I would love to have a copy of these to use in my daycare classroom. Could you please send me a copy or tell me where you found them.
hgraffius@gmail.com

jacks21 said...

I would love a copy to use with a few of my students!
jrobinson21.jr@gmail.com

jacks21 said...

I could really use this with a few of my students. Could you please send me a copy? jrobinson21.jr@gmail.com

Gmama27 said...

Judging by the number of requests, it is clear you have done a wonderful job creating your power cards! I know this is an old post but if you are still taking requests, I'd love a copy as well :) gmama27@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Once again, if you wouldn't mind sharing these wonderful cards, I would like a copy: madiseidah@yahoo.com. THANKS & good job!

jen said...

Would you mind sharing these with me. My son is 6 and having trouble figuring out what to do with his emotions. Nlytnme24@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This looks like a great tool that my so could use. Would you please mind forwarding onto me please
carolynp2012@hotmail.com
Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

Hi these are very impressive, could I also get a copy thank you so much
Lateandbec@gmail.com all lower case
Thank you

Pam Ryder said...

Hi there i am a Social Worker working in schools with children who are often experiencing feelings that they are not aware of. These would be great to give to those children as reminders. May i please have a copy

pam.ryder@fwn.org.nz

The Oneal Family Escapades said...

I would also love a copy of the cards if you are sharing them. oneald2006@gmail.com

Ella D said...

Hi! Looks so helpful. Would be great if you can share these by email - I could not find the etsy shop. Ellad436@ yahoo.com

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I am a special education teacher and my social skills group would really benefit from these. Are they available in your etsy shop or could you share the cards without the graphics if those are an issue?

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy of your Power Cards. My email is menoch@tidehavenisd.com

Adventurous doopze said...

i like this. I love to have a copy of your power card. will you please send me? doopze@gmail.com

lee woo said...

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. See the link below for more info.


#happy
www.ufgop.org

Arshdeep Kaur said...

Hi I love this idea. Can you please send me a link to where you found these power cards. Love them. Arshk87@gmail.com

Thanks,

Arsh

Christina said...

Looking for these cards I didn't see a link. Mack163500@Gmail

joy said...

I love scanning your blog and your dish was very impressive I hope that you will continue to inspire people and always be happy of what your doing. Have a great day. Visit my site too. Thank you.

n8fan.net

www.n8fan.net

lozzi said...

These are fantastic could i please have a copy also? Thankyou

Related Posts with Thumbnails