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Visual Strategies:

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Lisa Horvatich

on 24 February 2014

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Transcript of Visual Strategies:

Visual Strategies:
Types of Visual Supports
Moving forward
21st century learners use web based collaboration, mobile learning, and infographics; all of which use visually presented information for student engagement and learning.
Providing Universal Supports for All Learners
Visual supports help our organization, communication, and ability to understand. Visual supports can be objects, printed words, pictures, gestures, or environmental cues.
We often think of visual supports being used primarily with students who are on the Autism spectrum.

Can most learners benefit from these strategies?
YES!
ADHD
Communication
Disorders
English
Language
Learners
Early
Childhood
Hearing
Impaired
Language-Based
Learning
Disabilities
The Importance of Visual Learning
Determining the student's visual stage
Object stage
Photo stage
Picture symbolic stage
Text stage
Use of
actual objects
and items for communication
needs.
Use of
real photographs
for communication
needs

Use of colored
line drawings
(hand drawn or commercially produced) for communication
needs
Line drawing stage
Emotionally
Impaired
Organization/Communicating information
Classroom and learning
Behavior support
Independence and task completion
Utilizing these supports with our mainstreamed students will allow maximum independence in a variety of settings and is critical for their success.
Some of these strategies need to be explicitly taught and implemented consistently for them to be successful.
Remember to make it simple to understand and relevant to the student.
Most students can benefit from visual strategies, including....
Cognitive
Impairments
Index cards
for studying
Post-its
Daily schedule
Using color
for organization
Planner
Lists
Environmental signs
Calendars
Labels
Graphic organizers
Visual guides
for reading
Concept maps
Outlines
Classroom structure
Promethean
Board
Pointers
Posting learning targets
in the classroom
Anchor charts
Visual timers
First/then
chart
Choice board
Social scripts
Rating scales
Creating a
visual boundary
Voice/noise
meter
Behavior
tracking chart
Behavior
contract
Visual sequence
of a job
TEACCH tasks
Task analysis
(mini-schedule)
Communication/cue cards
Provides directions
for centers
Picture Exchange
Communication System
Use of black and
white line drawings
(hand drawn or commercially
produced) for communication
needs.
Use of written words and/or numbers for
communication needs.
Behaviorally
Challenged
Using objects or
templates as models

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