Visuals {Make It Easy & Accessible}

Categories: Visuals

My biggest advice regarding the use of visuals for children with autism – MAKE IT EASY. Don’t bother wasting your time making all these great visuals if you are never going to use them. And you are never going to use them if they aren’t readily accessible. When’s the last time you saw a child hitting another child but thought – wait, let me go over to my desk and get the no hitting visual while this child gets pummeled. Nope. You need them at your finger tips.

Place visuals where you need them.

  • Post important visuals around room.
  • Keep a folder of all visuals you need in a central location.
  • Use visuals for those more “subtle” or embedded rules.
  • Most students should “know” that they need to stand and wait by the door but they may need an additional visual cue.

The Autism Helper - Visuals

Label each area of the classroom.

  • Label each area of the classroom
  • Helps students know what each area of the classroom is for.
  • Assists with PECS schedules.

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Door way visuals.

  • Visuals you will need outside of the classroom.
  • Fire Drill Social Story.
  • Time out visual for use an “out of room” time out.
  • Visuals needed in inclusion or specials.
  • Visuals for “Need a drink” or “Need bathroom.”

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Step 4 {Visuals} Products: Visuals are super important so I have LOADS of products related to visuals. Everything from behavioral visuals to academic visuals to labels! Click on the pics for links with more info!

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

 The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

The Autism Helper - Visuals

Next week: Step 5 {Data} LOVE it 🙂

Seven Steps for Setting Up a Stellar Autism Room

2 Comments

  1. Finding your blog and YouTube videos has been a true blessing. This upcoming school year I will be the self-contained sped teacher for Autistic students. I have been searching for resources to help me set up the classroom so that I may support my students. Thanks so much for all of your hard work!

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  2. Thank you for reading! Happy to hear you have found my site helpful!

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