Your child can use this visual schedule during bathroom visits

Some children have a hard time understanding what people are trying to say to them. Difficulties with language comprehension can make day-to-day interactions very challenging for the child. Often children who have limited language comprehension skills are mistaken as having "bad behavior," when in reality, they are frustrated or confused about what is being expected of them.

Providing children with visual supports can be extremely effective for helping them understand instructions, expectations, rules, and other kinds of important information. It can cut down children's feelings of confusion or anxiety. Examples of visual supports for comprehension include:

  • Showing the child what their day will be like by having a picture schedule of activities
  • Letting the child see the choices they have so by showing objects or pictures associated with those option
  • Preparing a child for an upcoming event by writing or drawing with him/her about what they might experience

Anyone with language comprehension difficulties, such as some children with autism spectrum disorders, speech-language delays, and hearing impairments can benefit from visual supports. A speech-language pathologist can work with you to determine what visual supports would be most helpful to your child.

For More Information:

 

Video: Visual Supports for the Home (Part 1)

(This video was posted by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doDjIff1ffM)

Video: Visual Supports for the Home (Part 2)

(This video was posted by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, and retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGufwa9m7Tc&context=C31488eeADOEgsToPDskKQ_G0mbIJcIKNtronQxgUQ)

 

 

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