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Stacy Huffman
re: visual support
Thu Jun 11, 2015 16:19

You are so right about providing students with multiple ways to access information. This works well for all students and really is part of the Universal Design for Learning. This is such an awesome way to reach and engage students based on their learning styles. And yes, visual supports have been an amazing tool in my classroom this year. I have even seen something as simple as a visual timer work miracles! I have a student who likes to come in first thing in the morning and sit in a rocking chair for a few minutes before beginning work. The first week or so of school, my teacher's assistants and myself fought losing battle with this kid everyday trying to get him out of his chair and to his desk to work. One day it hit me, "let me try putting a visual timer on the board!" I gave the student a picture symbol with "work" on it and told him that when the timer went off (which I pointed to) that it was time to work. I set the timer for 2 minutes. The timer went off I walked over to the student, he got up and went to his desk and did his work!

  • Visual support - luckadooso, Wed Jun 10 17:07
    I agree, this week was very informative and gave me lots of good ideas. The visual support ideas were ones that stuck out to me as well. In my past experiences with students with ASD, using visual... more
    • re: visual support - Stacy Huffman, Thu Jun 11 16:19
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