Visual Supports for Communication
Visual symbols such as objects, photos, drawings and text can support the expressive and receptive communicative needs of many individuals with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities.
Patrick Ecker.org is a site for sharing graphics, pictures, and visual supports for children with disabilities. Parents, professionals, and others can share their ideas and help children learn to use language and communicate the best they can.
Pics4Learning.com is a resource for pictures for communication boards and instructional materials.
PictureSET is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom.
Zac Browser is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have made this browser for the children – for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through it.
Visual Supports for behavior management can be used to increase on task behavior and reduce the number of interfering behaviors.
Positive Behavior Supports can significantly improve the classroom climate and learning environment when implemented with visual supports for children with mild to severe disabilities.
Consequence Maps can be successful tools to address individual student's inappropriate behaviors and negative consequences and teach appropriate behaviors and positive consequences.
Understanding the Relationship Between Communication and Behavior- Children with communication delays often exhibit challenging behaviors when their needs are not met. There are many types of communication disorders—some involve difficulty in the area of receiving and understanding information while some include problems or delays in expressing and articulating information.
Trifold Visual Supports for providing schedules and consequence specific displays are useful and easily made by teachers, parents.