Visual supports for students in elementary school who could benefit from a visual schedule, a first-then strip, or token reinforcement materials.
Instructions (included in the download):
♦ Visual Schedule – The visual schedule visuals included in this product packet are ideal for elementary students. An example is included in the download that showcases how I put together my student’s visual schedules. This layout allows the students to see the upcoming tasks, what is expected at this moment, and what is finished (the “done” pocket). Use a library pocket for the “done” pocket.
♦ Pictures: classroom routine visuals, subjects, specials (art, gym, library), recess/lunch, going home routine, break and help visuals, a surprise visual to indicate a change in the schedule, various colors and shapes, and a sentence starter of “I want” if using these visuals to promote expanding language. Also included are some general classroom materials visuals like books, glue, scissors, etc. Finally, included is one blank square for you to fill in your own visual supports as needed for individual students.
→ Note: If you can get the student to participate, I have found that allowing the student to take pictures of various scheduling tasks or even allowing the student to color a black and white image of an expected task before placing it on the schedule allows them to feel more in control and makes them feel like they had some responsibility in creating the task.
♦ First, Then Visuals – These first, then visuals are very basic. One side contains a space to place a visual for the student to complete “first”. The second space is for a visual that indicates what will happen after “first” (aka “then”).
♦ Token Reinforcement Visuals – The token reinforcement visuals provide three different options for earning a reward. After earning three, four, or five stars (SLP or teacher’s decision on what the student can handle), the student can then earn the reward. Included are four reward ideas – a sticker, a piece of candy, play a game of the SLPs choice, or get to choose a game to play. I often allow my students to select which item they want to earn, which makes the student more motivated to behave/follow instructions/complete tasks/etc. Included are two blank squares for you to fill in your own reinforcing rewards.
Graphics: Smarty Symbols
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