Working with individuals with autism and others with communication and/or behavioral concerns involves working with visual supports. Visual supports are a necessary tool in an ESE classroom. Visual supports are a way for we teacher and other adults to communicate with individuals with ASD in a visual way and it is also a way for the individuals to communicate back to us. Visual supports, when used regularly, can increase communication and decrease behaviors.
Over the years I have accumulated a VERY large supply of materials. Each and every year I make a few more things, update some old things and find new things. I take what I can get (beg borrow and steal too). This year I wanted a comprehensive product that contained some of my favorite visuals for the classroom – all with a similar look and feel. Some of the items included in this product are:
Symbols for a Visual Necklace
Symbols to label the classroom – a great way to use their visuals in more areas
Classroom Symbol Schedule
Individual Symbol Schedule
I am working for….
And so much more…..
The visual supports in this pack are not a replacement for a specific communication tool for a student (such as a communication book or board designed specifically for a student) – but can be used to communicate specific messages. I cannot live without Visual Supports for Autism in the classroom and no ESE teacher/SLP should!!!