What are visual supports?
Visual supports are any picture or object that are used to communicate information. This can be in forms of actual objects, pictures, words, or lists. We have visuals in our daily lives that communicate certain information to us such as: 1) traffic lights are visuals to help us know when to go or when to stop; 2) grocery lists remind us of things to get at the grocery; and 3) we place certain objects by the door to remind us to take it to work the following day. When it comes to children with autism spectrum disorder, visuals help communicate information in a way that is easy for the child to understand.
Two Effective and Popular Visual Supports
Blog entry written by Jenny Baggett, M.Ed., BCBA