These visuals are developed to help Music teachers have easy-to-make visuals to support students who will benefit from mini-schedules outlining how to complete the activities in the music class. To minimize time spent making the visuals, the pictures are designed to be printed out in 8 ½ by 11-inch paper and slipped into page protectors in a notebook. This will allow you to rearrange them for different routines, present them to the whole class or an individual student, and store extra pictures in a separate notebook. Directions and suggestions for planning activities with the visuals are provided as well.
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as other disabilities benefit from the use of visuals to give direction and predict what activities will occur next. Many students have their own visual schedules for the subjects and classes of the day, but some may need each class or activity broken down into component parts.
Some students do well with just a written schedule on the board, but children who are nonreaders will benefit from the use of pictures. Many of these students have pictures in their classrooms, but it is difficult for a music teacher, who has a whole school to plan for, to develop visuals that support activities in their classrooms with these students.
For a full listing of the pictures and more samples, please see my blog at Autism Classroom News
Music Visuals for Autism: Schedule
by Christine Reeve
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