Catastrophe Scale

What is the Catastrophe Scale?catastrophe scale

Ask Ed uses the Catastrophe Scale to help children put their problems into perspective. Problems may be rated from 0 (no problem) to 10 (worst ever). This helps children understand that some problems may not be as bad as first perceived (ratings 0 – 4) and can be easily overcome, while more challenging problems (ratings 5 – 10) need different strategies and help from other people.

You can download an A4 poster of the Catastrophe Scale in PDF format here.