Wearable Visuals


In my classroom I follow the SCERTS model. SCERTS is an educational model which addresses the main challenges faced by children with autism and their families. The model focuses on  building competence in the areas of  social communication, emotional regulation and transactional supports and was  developed by Amy Wetherby, Amy Laurent, Barry Prizant and Emily Rubin. Continue reading

Dog-Eared Schedules are Best!


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In my preschool classroom I use visuals throughout the day. One of our most used visual is the visual timetable. Each child has their own personal visual timetable. The last thing I do in June is to make up visual timetables for my new pupils arriving in September. I use a different colour for each child. I then use this colour for all the child’s classroom labels, place mats, name tags etc Continue reading

Visuals in the Classroom: Tools for Inclusion


Photo: CC BY Steve Corey (Flickr)

Photo: CC BY Steve Corey (Flickr)

If I were to chose a tool to make our classrooms more inclusive, then using visuals would be high up on the list. Visuals are a great tool to aid understanding as they allow children the time they need to process what they are being asked to do. They don’t have to hold the information in their heads. Continue reading