Just as we need visual reminders to stay on schedule (calendars, checklists, “save the date” reminders, etc.), young children require visual reminders to stay on task in the classroom and at home.
Giving children visual supports can:
- prevent some challenging behaviors
- remind them of what they are supposed to be doing
- help to teach routines and new skills
- give them some choices and control over their environments
Please refer to the following website from Vanderbilt University for great ideas on how (and why) to make and use visual supports for use in your home and/or classroom. Remember to bookmark the website for future reference. http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/modules/module3b/handout2.pdf
Also, from Dade County schools:
Let me know if you try any of the visual supports and how they worked!