Friday, July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012
Both STAR and SODAS are a good way to help your client recognize their choices, and work toward accountability and responsibility. STAR is also a resource for working with impulsive behaviors!
Stop: stop your actions, what you are doing
Think: think about the realistic choices you have
Act: follow through with that choice
Review: how did your choice turn out? Would you have made a different choice?
STAR practice ideas:
Play connect four, chess, checkers or other board games that involve thinking before moving, and review the steps before taking a turn.
Play sports or active video games, naming the steps to help make the best move or choice in the game.
Play pool using STAR, then play without stopping and thinking, then talk about how STAR affected the game.
Make reminders and posters in the shape of a star, and then label it.
Situation: What Happened? What is the problem?
Options: Good or bad, what are the options you have to handle the situation? Name several of these.
Disadvantages: What are the disadvantages to the choices you could make?
Advantages: What are the advantages to the choices you could make?
Solution: Name the best choice!
Write these choices out, then get creative and make posters and reminders.