Visual strategies and reminders can help to make routines and expectations clear for children—something that can be extremely helpful in preventing problem behaviour and reducing anxiety. These types of strategies can also improve a child’s ability to communicate.
Use the resources below to learn how you can create visual strategies for the children in your care.
These sites are wonderful resources that can help you to create visual schedules. Some have informative articles on the topic while others, such as the links from ConnectAbility and the Geneva Centre for Autism, allow you to make your own schedules online and print them out.
Quick Tip Video
CMAS also has a quick tip video called Visual Based Strategies. This short video shows you how to develop and use visual tools to help engage the newcomer children in your care.