To use EmotionTouch give the child many opportunities to express where he is on the 5-point scale. Often he will be at a 1, and he is simply checking in. At times he may indicate that he is at a 2. Touching Level 2 takes him to another screen with a list of activities from which he will choose one to get Back to 1. His anxiety may continue to rise to a Level 3. At a 3 he has another list of choices of activities to get Back to 1, but it is important at this point to help him get to a safe calm down space and away from the source(s) of the anxiety. At a 4 the parent can model calming strategies and help to deescalate, but this is not typically a time for asking a child to make choices. At a 5 the child is having a meltdown and the priority is to keep him safe as well as others who may be nearby. By using the app consistently, even if a person gets to this level, he will already have been guided to a safe space where he is unlikely to hurt himself or others.