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Visual Supports

Visual Supports are an integral part of everyday life. We all use visual supports throughout our day. In the classroom, visual supports are equally important! There are many, many kinds of visual supports. Join us as we cover a few we have found vital to classroom success.

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Join us as we provide an introduction to visual supports and the important role they play in daily life.

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Environmental supports provide visual boundaries and support for students as they prepare to learn.

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First/Then boards are a visual support that break down what a student needs to do first, typically followed by a motivating item (next). this is an effective support for many students.

Run time 7:48

Mini tasks and mini schedules provide a more detailed view of an activity. Get ideas on how to break down activities and what types of activities work well with mini schedules!

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Portable visual prompts are an excellent resource for students that need a concrete image paired with words to understand directions.

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Join us for tips and trick regarding how to create visual supports!

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Timers can be an effective tool in the classroom. Learn more about how they can support students with transitioning between activities.

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Prompting is a critical component used for effectively teaching students. This video provides a brief overview of prompting in regard to visual supports.

Bonus Videos

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Waiting is hard! This video shares strategies for teaching students to wait.

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This video shares tips and strategies for teaching individuals to request a break. Teaching a student to request a break can be a powerful strategy to reduce challenging behavior.

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This video shares information on how to teach a student to use a token board from a beginner skill level and how to advance to more tokens.

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