Visual Supports – FREE Communication Cards
Visual supports can be used to communicate with people on the autism spectrum. They are adaptable, portable and can be used in most situations.
Visual supports can help to provide structure and routine, encourage independence, build confidence, improve understanding, avoid frustration and anxiety, and provide opportunities to interact with others. They can make communication physical and consistent, rather than fleeting and inconsistent like spoken words can be.
A child can use this sheet to select their individual motivator. They can also be cut out and laminated as little tokens for reward boards or behaviour charts.
These four colour coded symbols are effective when used consistently with many children with severe learning difficulties and autism.
Laminate this hand- washing schedule to display above the sink. Point to each step to help your child to visually reference the sequence and achieve independence. Fade your support over time. These can be so effective with children who are visual learners.
Charts can be passed between home/ school and other settings so that there is awareness that behaviour should be consistently good in all environments.