Behavior Visuals Supports To Teach Routines and Expectations
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Save time making behavior visual supports for your students this school year. Have lanyard behavior visual cue cards, and no prep full page posters to visually show kids the routines and expectations for walking to speech therapy, reading a book as a group, at the playground, lunch recess, going to the library and more!
These editable visual supports allow you to customize your speech therapy caseload's needs without the stress! Plus, there are Google Slide versions to use digitally on the SMARTboard or in teletherapy.
You can customize your speech therapy caseload's needs with these editable visual supports.
Callie said, "I use this in my kinder classroom to support students with positive learning behaviors. I use this to give them non-verbal reminders of classroom expectations. The visuals are also helpful to my ML students."
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Kendra said, "I love this resource! It has the appropriate content for behavior expectations and it saved me a ton of time because I did not have to create this resource."
When our students understand the expectations of the speech therapy or classroom activity, it helps you to support positive behavior and show them what they can do or know when they may need a sensory break from the activity.
Motley said, "My students were engaged and excited to participate in the activities. Thank you."
Do you have students that struggle with following the routines of the lesson or social activity? If you are constantly prompting certain students in your speech sessions or classroom to follow the routines and expectations during a lesson, you can start to reduce unwanted behaviors by implementing visual supports into your teaching.
Not only do these visual aids promote positive behaviors in the group, but they also help autistic students navigate the activity, reducing overwhelm and visually showing them what to do.
We want our students to make gains with their speech and language skills, so that they can be ❤️ successful with communication, ❤️ reading comprehension, ❤️ having a conversation, ❤️problem-solving, and ❤️be better writers.
Did you know that the research shows that children who exhibit less problem behavior show more significant gains in language skills? And students on the Autism Spectrum process information better when provided visual supports paired with verbal directions or expectations.
You can read more about behavior management in this blog post.
How Visual Supports Will Help You With Teach Your Students
The visual supports in this resource are designed to help speech-language pathologists, classroom teachers and other school professionals communicate the expectations of the activity and/or lesson. These visuals allow staff to make accommodations for students who need visual cues paired with verbal directions. The visuals can be incorporated into the learning environment to teach signals and cues necessary for explaining transitions, rules, and expectations. The visuals in this resource show the expectations for body movement, activity interactions, and voice volume for the lesson or setting.
Using behavior management techniques in your speech room and/or classroom increases students' engagement and participation in the lessons being taught. In order to effectively communicate expectations with students in the speech room and classroom, teachers and SLPs must be consistent with their strategies. Furthermore, fostering a positive learning environment without unwanted behaviors can be executed by the following recommendations:
⭐ Using simple rules and expectations that are consistently and fairly implemented.
⭐ Making events and activities predictable by establishing routines. Setting up cues and signals with students to let them know about upcoming transitions in the lesson and/or explaining the content or length of the lesson.
⭐ Frequent use of praise (non-verbal and verbal) that is specific and descriptive of the behavior being executed. For example, "Thank you Desmond for keeping your hands and feet to yourself. That is very respectful."
⭐ Making adjustments and accommodations to help all students access the lesson and successfully engage in the content (this may mean shortening the assignment, creating visuals or answer choices to help participation).
⭐ Creating opportunities to respond and participate in the activities. As well as provide materials that allow all the children in the group/class to access the curriculum.
→This resource is in a WinZip format. You need unzipping program software to get all the files in this resource. Included in this resource is a printable PDF, and two editable pdfs where you can add your own photos and words. If a student benefits from having real photos or pictures of your classroom, you can add them to the visual supports. This allows you (the SLP or teacher) to make visual supports designed specifically for your student's needs.
What's Included In This Resource:
✔ Evidence-based practices and cited resources to help you when explaining to staff and parents why you are using visual supports with a student
✔ Visual cues for speech room expectations and coming to the speech room
✔ Visual cues for playing a game and lining up
✔ Visual cues for whole group instruction and workstations
✔ Visual cues for books on the carpet and when you want to share a thought
✔ Visual cues for walking in the hallways and being in the cafeteria
✔ Visual cues for playing at recess and coming back to class after recess
✔ Visual cues for going to the library and going to an assembly
✔ Visual cues for how to participate in a teletherapy session
✔ Visual cues for how to listen to a story over the computer
✔ Visual cues for non-verbally signaling students during transitions and instruction
✔ Visual cues for staff lanyards to use anywhere on campus
✔ Visual cues for staff and classroom to use anywhere on campus in the poster-size form
✔ Visual cues for speech room expectations and transitions (small and large posters)
✔ Visual cues for classroom expectations and transitions (small and large posters)
✔ Visual cues for teaching the expectations and rules during a teletherapy session (includes 3 posters)
✔Google Slides™ of all the visuals, so you can send them home, or use them in teletherapy sessions virtually
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