Visual Support Cards for Communication
Students with significant communication needs have to be directly taught how to use social communication. Just as they may have been taught to make simple requests the process of a conversation also needs to be visually represented and presented in a systematic way. These supports are great for students with autism, Down Syndrome, and other significant disabilities.
This product has the single pictures that represent the beginning part of this communication process.
The use of visual prompts aids this process and can be faded faster than if given verbal prompts. Have you ever asked a child to “ Say hello” to have the student repeat “ Say hello”? You are able to add to the conversation by adding cards as the students demonstrate success.
How to use this product:
• Print off the picture pages
• Laminate the picture pages
• Cut the 6 big squares on each page
• Cut the bottom as a sentence script
• Punch a hole in the upper left corner of the picture square
• Put a binder ring through the pictures
• Only put on the ring those pictures that you are teaching so you might start out with a simple greeting and then as the child gains skills add the other pictures.
Contains visuals for:
★ How are you
★ My name is_____
★ What’s your name?
★ I’m fine
★ Nice to meet you
★ I have ___brother sister
★ Can I play?
★ Excuse me
★ I am sorry.
★ Please be quiet
★ Is it time for lunch?See you later
★ Good morning
★ Good night
★ Have a nice day
★ Do you want to play?
★ What game do you want to play?
★ I want to play outside.
★ Guess what?
★ I’m having fun.
★ I’m ready!
★ I’m not ready.
★ I’m ready to work.
★ Can I have a break
Conversation Cards: ( These cards are also part of my nursery rhyme products (Jack and Jill, Little Miss Muffet)
★ What are you afraid of?
★ A time you might have hurt yourself
You might be also interested in these products:
→ Song Choice Board
→ Wheels on the Bus
→ 5 Little Turkeys
If you have any questions please email me. This is a product that I use nearly daily so I am happy to discuss how I use it.
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