Creating, Using & Teaching Visuals

How to create, and use visuals PROPERLY to help the child in your class, person in your service, or loved one at home, communicate with others – AND reduce anxiety and frustration. (For everyone!)

This course which is created and delivered by a Senior Speech & Language Therapist (SLP in the USA) covers the steps required to create and support someone who cannot speak for themselves, by using Visual aids.

Although this may seem straight-forward, doing it properly involves a lot of ‘Light-Bulb’ moments and insights which are not normally apparent.

This course will be of benefit to:

Special Needs Assistants, Special Education Teachers, or Class Teachers who have people in their class who have communication difficulties.

Family members and carers of people with non-verbal communication needs

Nurses and Professional Care staff who wish to support patients in their care

This course covers:
1. How to Make Visuals
2. Choices
3. Visual Schedules
4. Key Teaching Strategies
You may already be trying to, or have been recommended to use visual communication tools by a professional for someone in your care. If so, this course will assist you.
If you have stumbled across this course by way of an internet search as your loved one has had an accident or illness which has caused them to lose their voice, it will give you a quick primer of things to do to help them as soon as possible.

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Course Content


1. How to make Visuals


How to make visuals - properly

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2. Visuals: Offering Choices


One of the most common (and incorrectly applied) uses of visuals

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3. Visuals: Key Teaching Strategies


Putting it all together - someone won't get the benefit of visuals - unless YOU teach them how to use them.

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4. Visual Schedules


Visual Schedules are a key component of reducing anxiety (and associated behaviours) in people.

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