Additional Credit: Caitlin Bellavance for development of some of the materials in this section.
Many students have trouble tolerating frustration and managing stress. They react in extreme ways to what others might consider minor or typical challenges. For these students, the day is difficult because it is full of exaggerated obstacles, challenges that other students don’t experience because they handle those situations with more ease.
Once students develop greater distress tolerance (more able to continue working while experiencing feelings of discomfort), they become more successful in those challenging situations and those situations eventually trigger much less distress…
Developing Distress Tolerance (primary article, below)
Please see also:
Distress Scale (visual chart)
Frustration Fingerprint (visual chart)
Frustration Strategies (visual chart)
Frustration Strategies II (visual chart)
Visual Task Schedule (visual chart)