“Let’s Talk About It! Visual Aids for describing pictures, animals and things!” I hope this works for you with your students as it has worked for me. Students
with autism, language delays, auditory processing weakness, and/or children who are visual learners have greatly benefited from these visuals in coming up with integrated thoughts, attributes and/or just talking about the picture or object.
I have used this in our speech therapy room, but it can also be used in a special education classroom, or a resource specialist program.
Included in this packet are four pages:
“Let’s talk about this picture” which is bubble map, where you place the picture in the square and there are visual prompts in the outer bubbles (name it, what’s happening, where, when, feelings, and what else do you see.) Note: You can also use this visual after telling a sequencing story, as in 4-seqeunce picture tasks.
“Let’s talk about this animal” which is a bubble map, where you place the animal picture or plastic animal in the square and there are visual prompts in the outer bubbles (name it, size, color, where, body parts, what can it do, sound)
3. “Let’s talk about this thing” which is a bubble map, where you place a picture of a THING or object in the middle square and there are visual prompts in the outer bubbles (name it, what’s it for, color, size, parts, shape, where)
4. Blank bubble map for carryover.
These visuals are very easy to use. Just put the picture or object in the middle square and prompt the student with the outer bubble picture prompts. Always, model how to use the visual first. As the child progresses reduce the verbal cues. Eventually, use the blank bubble map, to fade the visual prompts. Ultimately, try to fade the visual altogether, after the child finds success with the blank bubble map.