Visual Supports for Improving Communication and Language
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AAC - At the Restaurant

Khadija and Melissa communicate using a theme board with PCS symbols at a restaurant.
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Reading Lesson with Visual-Tactile Supports

Visual-tactile supports are one of the most effective strategies to maintain engagement, provide opportunities for meaningful communication, and increase the reading comprehension of all children, especially those on the autism spectrum.

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Using Visual Supports

Ideas on using visual supports for social communication

 

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How Visual Supports Can Help with the Development of Language

They left for the day with theclassroom filled with glitter, but with a new understanding of a concept that theycould not grasp without the aid of visual supports.

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Visual Supports - Sentence Strips

This video shows a visual support example to help individuals to ask questions and initiate conversations. 

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iPrompts®: Workable Picture-Based Communications

See what parents and therapists had to say about iPrompts®, a mobile, visual support tool for language and behaviorally challenged individuals

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Visual Supports for ‘Simon Says’ | speech n stuff

Visual Supports for ‘Simon Says’ | speech n stuff | Visual Supports for Improving Communication and Language | Scoop.it

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Visual Schedules and Choice Boards: Avoid Misinterpretation of their Primary Functions

"Many well intentioned people do not understand the primary purpose of choice boards and schedules and confuse the role of and the mechanism for receptive and expressive communication.The purpose of this article is to help people understand these critical distinctions and to reduce communication breakdowns that can surround interpretation of these interventions."

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Visual Supports -University of CARD Resources

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"Visual supports such as those described by Hodgdon (1995, 1997), Quill (1995), Dalrymple (1995) and Roberson, Gravel, Valcante and Maurer (1992) are helping children who do not have conventional communication systems to become more able communication partners. The use of pictures to support our communication with persons who have impairments has been common for some time. Over 20 years ago, Robinson-Wilson (1977) demonstrated that sequenced pictures could help persons with disabilities to follow picture recipes based on previously published cookbooks."

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Reading Comprehension using "Wh" Question Flip Book

The flip book is designed to support the asking and answering of questions beginning with "wh". This is a very effective tool for students with emergent verbal and/or literacy skills, since pictures of common or expected answers are placed with velcro on laminated sheets that are tabbed by category (ex. pictures of people under the "who" tab).

 

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"Why" Sentence Scaffolds

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‘Why’ Sentence Scaffolds - visual supports for complex sentences. Could use this idea to create your own for basic sentences.

 

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Rainbow Sentences

Get Rainbow Sentences on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Visual Supports - Guess Who

This is a video showing a visual support to play the game Guess Who. It can help kids to ask questions!
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Using Picture Symbols for Communication

Children who are nonverbal need a way to communicate, and one way to facilitate communication is through picture symbols, sometimes referred to as icons. Fin...

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Jodi Duke's curator insight, April 19, 2016 6:02 PM

This video would be perfect for EDSE 636; a very well done example of using the pic syms in communication instruction.

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Autism House: Visual Supports for the Home

The Autism House: Visual Supports for the Home is a resource for families or anyone who lives with someone on the autism spectrum. This simulated house features a living room, bedroom, dining room/homework area, kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor area set up with visual supports to aid individuals on the autism spectrum as they go about their daily routines at home.

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Autism Speaks Launches "Visual Supports" Tool Kit

Autism Speaks Launches "Visual Supports" Tool Kit | Visual Supports for Improving Communication and Language | Scoop.it

"Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorderwas developed by clinicians and families at the Vanderbilt ATN site to provide step-by-step instructions for parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals who may be unfamiliar with visual supports or who would like to use them more effectively."

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3 Communication-Behavior Visual Support Power ... - PrAACtical AAC

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3 Communication-Behavior Visual Support Power Tools! Behavior challenges tend to be a major concern of speech-language pathologists, parents, and educators alike. It is the area that is often most nerve wracking for many ...

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