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.
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!