Here is a collection of visual cues to use for morning routines, for when students are having difficulty getting started, or when something seems to be wrong.
Sometimes, even when students have aac systems or are verbal, they need some extra cues or support to get started, get centered, or let go.
Having visual cues hand - on their desks, on rings nearby, in the hands of their aides - is helpful both for input and for expression.
Being able to tell us that there is something wrong - some reason why they can’t get started or attend - can be invaluable.
Having a visual cue to remind them to go through the routine and get ready without our verbal nagging can also be valuable.