|Visuals pictures from Smarty Symbols, Font on visuals from Kimberly Gershwin Fonts|
Who benefits from visuals in a classroom?
1. It helps children predict/know what their day or a specific activity will look like. Everyone likes predictability.
2. It helps children with low receptive language skills or children who have difficulty processing spoken messages or those children with poor memories. This provides extra visual support for them to understand what they need to do.
3. It helps children who have difficulty with doing activities in a logical order become more independent. Think about the children who flush the toilet then put toilet paper in the bowl. It will cut down on the “nagging” and that is a good thing!
1. What is feasible in the classroom? What do the team members feel comfortable using. If a team member is not comfortable with it then it probably won’t be used. If that is the case then talk about what alternatives they might feel more comfortable with. My experience is that if it helps the child and makes life easier, they will be used.